French Ligue 1
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Guingamp 1-1 Paris St-Germain

Alex heads in a late equaliser for Paris St-Germain at Guincamp

Alex scored a last-minute equaliser to earn Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain a draw at lowly Guingamp.

The hosts looked on course for a first win in seven league games when Mustapha Yatabare headed in with just six minutes remaining.

However, Brazil defender Alex nodded in from a corner for PSG soon after.

Laurent Blanc's side extend their lead at the top to six points, but Monaco can cut the gap to three with a win against Marseille on Sunday.

PSG were lacklustre throughout, with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani unable to assert themselves on the game.

Ibrahimovic's best effort was a 40-yard strike that was pushed around the post by goalkeeper Guy Roland Ndy Assembe towards the end of the first half.

Guingamp had only scored three goals since November before the game but looked dangerous at times against PSG.

Youngster Rachid Alioui volleyed just wide, before his long-range free-kick was turned onto the crossbar by PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

Cavani had an effort ruled out for offside at the start of the second half, but chances were few after that and the game was seemingly heading towards a goalless draw.

However, as full time approached, Guingamp took a surprise lead when striker Yatabare got ahead of Marquinhos to head in, sparking wild celebrations among the home crowd.

Those celebrations were short lived as Alex nodded in minutes later to earn PSG a point.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc: "It is always difficult to win games. We came here to win even if we had a lot of respect for Guingamp.

"It is disappointing but I am still satisfied that we never gave up and came back to get a deserved point.

"We were not as good today. Why? I don't want to hide behind it but the state of the pitch was deplorable. It is the case for both sides but it handicaps the team that plays the most football."

Line-ups

Guingamp

  • 16N'Dy Assembe
  • 6Pereira
  • 20Dos Santos
  • 18Mathis
  • 29Kerbrat
  • 15Sorbon
  • 28AtikSubstituted forBeauvueat 83'minutes
  • 5DialloBooked at 48mins
  • 9Yatabaré
  • 17AliouiSubstituted forCerdanat 90'minutes
  • 26GiresseSubstituted forDembeleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Sankoh
  • 8Beauvue
  • 10Fauré
  • 11Langil
  • 19Cerdan
  • 23Dembele
  • 30Samassa

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 8Motta
  • 13da Dias Costa
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 40mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 7Menez
  • 21Digne
  • 29Lucas Moura
  • 35Ongenda
  • 38Coman
Referee:
Said Ennjimi
Attendance:
17,623

Match Stats

Home TeamGuingampAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Laurent Dos Santos.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Guingamp. Grégory Cerdan replaces Rachid Alioui.

  7. Post update

    Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 1. Alex (Paris Saint Germain) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Christophe Kerbrat.

  11. Post update

    Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Beauvue (Guingamp).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Guy N'Dy Assembe.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 0. Mustapha Yatabaré (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachid Alioui with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Thiago Motta.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Guingamp. Claudio Beauvue replaces Fatih Atik.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 25th January 2014

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