PARIS - Randal Kolo Muani's late goal helped Paris St Germain to get a 2-1 win over Nantes on Saturday to claim their eighth consecutive Ligue 1 win and extend their lead at the top of the standings.

PSG moved up to 36 points, six points clear of Monaco, who beat Stade Rennais 2-1. Third-place Nice are on 29 points and will host Reims on Sunday.

Bradley Barcola opened the scoring for PSG in the 41st minute when he found space in the six-yard box following a solo run from the left, scoring his first goal since joining the capital side in August.

Mostafa Mohamed equalised for the visitors in the 55th minute from a corner, seizing on some poor defending to head home from close range past keeper Arnau Tenas, who replaced the suspended Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Kolo Muani restored the lead for PSG seven minutes from time by capitalising on a rebound after a save by the visitors' keeper following a set piece.

Luis Enrique's side travel to Borussia Dortmund in a key Champions League Group F game on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios in Mexico City; editing by Clare Fallon)