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PSG pegged back by stubborn St-Étienne

Published: Sunday 17 March 2013, 21.02CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC missed the opportunity to move seven points clear in Ligue 1 as they let a two-goal lead slip in a 2-2 draw away against fourth-placed AS Saint-Étienne.
PSG pegged back by stubborn St-Étienne
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored a penalty for PSG ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 March 2013, 21.02CET

PSG pegged back by stubborn St-Étienne

Paris Saint-Germain FC missed the opportunity to move seven points clear in Ligue 1 as they let a two-goal lead slip in a 2-2 draw away against fourth-placed AS Saint-Étienne.

Paris Saint-Germain FC missed the chance to make a bad weekend much worse for their rivals after letting a two-goal lead slip in a 2-2 draw at AS Saint-Étienne.

Second-placed Olympique Lyonnais suffered a shock loss to SC Bastia yesterday after Olympique de Marseille had been held 0-0 by AC Ajaccio on Friday, and PSG knew a win against Les Verts would send them seven points clear. They looked on course to take maximum advantage, too, when Javier Pastore stole in to clip the visitors in front and Zlatan Ibrahimović coolly chipped in a retaken penalty just 19 minutes in.

Caught flat-footed, however, PSG's Alex bundled a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross into his own net to give St-Étienne a lifeline before the break. François Clerc then levelled the scores with 18 minutes remaining, pouncing on a loose ball on the right of the box and guiding it expertly into the far top corner with the outside of his right boot.

Also on Sunday, OGC Nice tasted defeat for the second time in three Ligue 1 outings when they went down 1-0 at bottom club AS Nancy-Lorraine. Les Aiglons would have climbed into third with a win, but Djamel Bakar's first-half strike dented their stirring season and secured only Nancy's third home success this term. Elsewhere, the Derby de la Garonne between Toulouse FC and FC Girondins de Bordeaux ended goalless.

Last updated: 24/04/13 17.04CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 19/03/2013 17:40 CET

17/03/2013

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-2PSGPSG

Alex 37 (o.g.), Clerc 72

Pastore 9, Ibrahimović 19 (P)

Venue: St Etienne

17/03/2013

ToulouseToulouse0-0BordeauxBordeaux

Venue: Toulouse

17/03/2013

NancyNancy1-0NiceNice

Bakar 23

Venue: Nancy

16/03/2013

LOSCLOSC1-2ÉvianÉvian

Kalou 7, 67 (o.g.)

Khelifa 30

Venue: Lille

16/03/2013

MontpellierMontpellier1-1TroyesTroyes

Charbonnier 7

Jean 50

Venue: Montpellier

16/03/2013

SochauxSochaux1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Boudebouz 8

Nguette 82

Venue: Montbeliard

16/03/2013

ReimsReims1-0RennesRennes

Fofana 32

Venue: Reims

16/03/2013

LorientLorient4-0BrestBrest

Quercia 3, Jouffre 8, Lautoa 39, Sunu 81

Venue: Lorient

16/03/2013

BastiaBastia4-1LyonLyon

Thauvin 45, 61, Modeste 56, Khazri 87

Lisandro 54

Venue: Bastia

15/03/2013

MarseilleMarseille0-0AjaccioAjaccio

Venue: Marseille

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