Zlatan Ibrahimovic guided Paris Saint-Germain back to the top of Ligue 1 on Sunday, notching his 19th goal of the campaign to earn the title favourites a hard-fought 1-0 win at Bordeaux.
Ibrahimovic opened his account for 2013 with the game's decisive strike two minutes before half-time at Stade Chaban-Delmas as Carlo Ancelotti's side handed Bordeaux a first home loss of the season.
PSG had ceded first place to Lyon following a disappointing goalless draw against Ajaccio last weekend, but Sunday's victory saw the capital club usurp Remi Garde's outfit on goal difference with both teams locked on 42 points.
Defeat for Bordeaux snapped a six-game unbeaten run, leaving them in seventh place, 10 points off the pace.
A minute's silence was held prior to kick-off in honour of PSG's British performance director Nick Broad, who died Friday after he was involved in a car accident just outside the French capital.
The highlight of a dour opening half an hour saw referee Stephane Lannoy replaced by fourth official Benoit Bastien after succumbing to a thigh injury.