PARIS — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain dropped points for only the fourth time in the league this season when it was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lille on Saturday.
But PSG still fielded a strong side with Edinson Cavani leading the attack — and missing two good chances.
PSG, which had won 16 straight games in all competitions heading into the match, last failed to win a league game on Dec. 1 — drawing 0-0 to Angers away.
It makes little difference as second-place Monaco trails by 25 points ahead of its trip to Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
Jean-Kevin Augustin replaced Ibrahimovic in attack and had a good chance in the ninth minute after being set up by winger Angel di Maria but Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama palmed away his low shot.
Enyeama made a nice save to stop Di Maria's toe-poke in the 37th minute, and Lille midfielder Rio Mavuba was the next to rescue his side as he headed left back Layvin Kurzawa's header off the line four minutes later.
But Cavani should have done better in the 57th when Enyeama flapped at Blaise Matuidi's cross from the left. The ball fell to Cavani but he failed to hit the target.
Cavani had another chance with five minutes to go after midfielder Benjamin Stambouli picked him out of the left of the penalty area but Enyeama thwarted him.