French Ligue 1
Saint-Étienne0PSG1

St Etienne 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in his last three Ligue 1 games against St Etienne

Paris St-Germain moved level on points with second-placed Marseille in Ligue 1 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's penalty secured victory at St Etienne.

Ibrahimovic, who claimed a laser had been pointed in his face by a fan as he prepared to shoot, slotted home after Jeremy Clement handled in the box.

Edinson Cavani came close to doubling the visitors' second-half lead but his lob hit the crossbar.

St Etienne remain fourth while PSG stay within four points of leaders Lyon.

Les Verts headed into the match at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard seeking revenge for a 5-0 defeat in the reverse fixture against Paris St-Germain in August.

Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick in that game at the Parc des Princes and on Sunday the Swede ended Les Verts' 12-match unbeaten run with his sixth goal in three league games against them.

Elsewhere, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette scored from the spot to bring his goal haul to 21 for the season and help secure a 2-0 victory at Metz, but Ligue 1's top-scorer failed to finish the game after going off injured.

Caen rose up from the bottom of the table after goals from Sloan Privat, Lenny Nangis, Julien Feret and Damien Da Silva secured a shock 4-1 victory away to Rennes.

Evian leapfrogged Toulouse and edged away from the relegation zone after Adrien Thomasson's early goal gave the home side a 1-0 win.

Nineteenth-placed Lens played out a 0-0 draw at mid-table Reims.

Marquinhos
Marquinhos played at right-back as PSG kept their first clean sheet in three games
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic showed his frustration after being penalised for a debatable foul on Kevin Theophile-Catherine

Line-ups

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 23Baysse
  • 24Perrin
  • 27TabanouBooked at 28mins
  • 21Hamouma
  • 18LemoineSubstituted forN'Guémoat 82'minutes
  • 6Clément
  • 11MolloSubstituted forBambaat 82'minutes
  • 9ErdincSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 67'minutes
  • 13van WolfswinkelBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 12Saint-Maximin
  • 14N'Guémo
  • 20Brison
  • 30Moulin
  • 31Madianga
  • 32Karamoko
  • 33Bamba

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Scherrer Cabelino Andrade
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forCabayeat 85'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 88mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 7Lucas MouraBooked at 72minsSubstituted forPastoreat 75'minutes
  • 10IbrahimovicBooked at 90mins
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forLavezziat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
32,302

Match Stats

Home TeamSaint-ÉtienneAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, St Etienne 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, St Etienne 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  4. Booking

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Post update

    Romain Hamouma (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain).

  8. Post update

    Romain Hamouma (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Booking

    Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Baysse (St Etienne).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Allan Saint-Maximin (St Etienne) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Landry N'Guémo.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Bamba (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Landry N'Guémo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Yohan Cabaye replaces Marco Verratti.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Edinson Cavani.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, St Etienne. Jonathan Bamba replaces Yohan Mollo.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, St Etienne. Landry N'Guémo replaces Fabien Lemoine.

  18. Post update

    Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabien Lemoine (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Thiago Motta.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th January 2015

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