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Lyon 1-1 Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled with a penalty for PSG
Ibrahimovic's penalty was his 17th goal of the season

Ligue 1 leaders Lyon missed the chance to go four points clear as they were held to a draw by Paris St-Germain.

Cameroon striker Clinton Njie gave Lyon the lead on the half-volley after a neat one-two around the penalty area with strike partner Nabil Fekir.

PSG's pressure in the second-half eventually told when Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised from the penalty spot.

His initial effort was saved by Anthony Lopes but the referee ordered a retake after spotting an infringement.

Lyon came in to the game unbeaten in eight, which included seven wins. Third-placed PSG knew a fourth consecutive win would put them top.

Both sides had chances to score before Njie's opener. Lyon midfielder Corontin Tolisso hit the foot of the post and former Chelsea defender David Luiz headed wide from a corner for PSG.

Njie, 21, netted his second goal of the season as Fekir's through ball split the PSG defence and allowed him to slot home with his right-foot.

Three superb saves from Lyon goalkeeper Lopes held off the visitors' response in the second-half. Twice he palmed away headers from Ibrahimovic and then a third time he raced off his line to block Edinson Cavani's shot.

But, a mistimed lunge by Lindsay Rose brought Marco Verratti down in the area for the penalty.

After Lopes' save from the first attempt was ruled out, Ibrahimovic sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

On Saturday, Marseille missed their chance to temporarily go top as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Rennes.

Fifth-placed Monaco conceded a league goal for the first time in more than 800 minutes as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Guingamp.

Last season's runners-up were beaten for the first time since November as Dorian Leveque tapped-in a 52nd-minute winner.

St Etienne are a point ahead in fourth after they shared a 3-3 draw against Lens on Friday.

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 13Jallet
  • 22Rose
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 68mins
  • 3Bedimo
  • 21GonalonsBooked at 69mins
  • 12FerriSubstituted forMvuembaat 64'minutes
  • 24Tolisso
  • 8GourcuffSubstituted forGhezzalat 88'minutes
  • 18FekirBooked at 67mins
  • 20N'JieSubstituted forBenziaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Koné
  • 11Ghezzal
  • 17Malbranque
  • 25Benzia
  • 27Cornet
  • 28Mvuemba
  • 30Gorgelin

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Maxwell
  • 24Verratti
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 76'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCabayeat 80'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
37,581

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Samuel Umtiti.

Attempt blocked. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Yassine Benzia (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Yoann Gourcuff.

Attempt missed. Arnold Mvuemba (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Yassine Benzia replaces Clinton N'Jie.

Booking

Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain).

Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Yohan Cabaye replaces Edinson Cavani.

Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Gonalons (Lyon).

Attempt blocked. Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Lucas Moura.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Clinton N'Jie (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Gonalons with a headed pass.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Booking

Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Lyon 1, Paris Saint Germain 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Samuel Umtiti (Lyon) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Marco Verratti draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Lindsay Rose (Lyon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Arnold Mvuemba replaces Jordan Ferri.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Motta with a through ball.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon).

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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Sunday 8th February 2015

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