French Ligue 1
BastiaBastia4PSGParis Saint Germain2

Bastia 4-2 Paris St-Germain

Lucas Moura gave PSG the lead with a brilliant effort over keeper Alphonse Areola, who is on loan from PSG
Lucas Moura gave PSG the lead with a brilliant effort over keeper Alphonse Areola, who is on loan from PSG

Paris St-Germain dropped to fourth in the Ligue 1 table after blowing a two-goal lead to lose at struggling Bastia.

The champions looked set to go back to the top of the league when Lucas Moura's 20-yard chip and Adrien Rabiot put them 2-0 up in 20 minutes.

But Bastia were level at half-time through a Ryad Boudebouz penalty and Francois Modesto header.

Julian Palmieri put them ahead with a fine first-time volley from 25 yards and added a fourth late on.

"We stopped respecting them after the first 35 minutes and they made us pay a heavy price," said PSG coach Laurent Blanc.

It is only a second league defeat of the season for PSG, who have drawn eight of their 20 matches. But they slipped to fourth after St Etienne's 2-1 win at Reims.

Bastia climbed out of the relegation zone with the victory, while Evian also moved out of the bottom three with a 1-1 draw against Rennes.

Nice, without new signing Hatem Ben Arfa after he did not receive international clearance in time to play, beat Lorient 3-1.

Elsewhere, Lens dropped to third bottom with a 2-0 defeat at Guingamp, while Lille beat rock bottom Caen 1-0.

All Ligue 1 players wore black armbands in light of three days of terrorist activity in Paris which saw 17 people killed.

Line-ups

Bastia

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Areola
  • 29Cioni
  • 5Squillaci
  • 20Modesto
  • 4Marange
  • 15PalmieriBooked at 81mins
  • 18Cahuzac
  • 6Koffi Ndri RomaricSubstituted forKeitaat 64'minutes
  • 27GilletBooked at 69mins
  • 10BoudebouzBooked at 47mins
  • 22MaboulouSubstituted forPeybernesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ongenda
  • 9Cissé
  • 12Vincent
  • 13Keita
  • 16Leca
  • 17Peybernes
  • 33Djiku

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Douchez
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David LuizBooked at 41mins
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 25Rabiot
  • 4CabayeSubstituted forVerrattiat 54'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forBahebeckat 69'minutes
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 27Pastore

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6Camara
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 16Maignan
  • 21Digne
  • 24Verratti
  • 33Kimmakon
Referee:
Fredy Fautrel
Attendance:
13,028

Match Stats

Home TeamBastiaAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home21
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bastia 4, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bastia 4, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Maxwell tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Bastia 4, Paris Saint Germain 2. Julian Palmieri (Bastia) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Keita with a cross.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bastia. Mathieu Peybernes replaces Christopher Maboulou.

  10. Post update

    Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Maboulou (Bastia).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Keita (Bastia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz.

  13. Post update

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Cahuzac (Bastia).

  15. Booking

    Julian Palmieri (Bastia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Julian Palmieri (Bastia).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Cahuzac (Bastia).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th January 2015

  • BastiaBastia4PSGParis Saint Germain2
  • Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1RennesRennes1
  • GuingampGuingamp2LensLens0
  • LilleLille1CaenCaen0
  • NiceNice3LorientLorient1
  • ReimsReims1Saint-ÉtienneSaint-Étienne2

Top Stories