French Ligue 1
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Lyon 1-1 Paris St-Germain

By Adam WilliamsBBC Sport
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
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lyon 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Samuel Umtiti.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Yoann Gourcuff.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Gonalons (Lyon).

  20. Post update

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

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