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Reims sink Montpellier as PSG purr

Published: Friday 14 September 2012, 23.00CET
Montpellier Hérault SC suffered a third defeat in five Ligue 1 games this term with a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims Champagne, but Zlatan Ibrahimović ensured Paris Saint-Germain FC won.
Reims sink Montpellier as PSG purr
Goalscorers Javier Pastore and Zlatan Ibrahimović celebrate during PSG's success ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 14 September 2012, 23.00CET

Reims sink Montpellier as PSG purr

Montpellier Hérault SC suffered a third defeat in five Ligue 1 games this term with a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims Champagne, but Zlatan Ibrahimović ensured Paris Saint-Germain FC won.

Montpellier Hérault SC continued to stutter in defence of the French title as they were defeated 3-1 at Stade de Reims Champagne, but Paris Saint-Germain FC claimed a second straight Ligue 1 victory.

Champions Montpellier had won only once in their opening four top-flight matches before heading to the Stade Auguste-Delaune and their problems deepened when Diego ran clear to give hosts Reims a half-time advantage. Rémi Cabella's volley levelled for René Girard's men, who begin their European campaign at home to Arsenal FC on Tuesday, but a third reverse of the season was sealed by Christopher Glombard's solo effort and Gaetan Courtet's thumping finish.

PSG warmed up for the UEFA Champions League visit of FC Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday with a 2-0 success against Toulouse FC. Javier Pastore burst through the away defence before lobbing the opening goal past Ali Ahamada after 38 minutes. Zlatan Ibrahimović's fifth goal in four league games confirmed the result, the Sweden striker tapping in Jérémy Ménez's cross to leave Carlo Ancelotti's charges unbeaten after five outings.

Last updated: 15/09/12 16.09CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 18:04 CET

14/09/2012

PSGPSG2-0ToulouseToulouse

Pastore 38, Ibrahimović 69

Venue: Paris

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ReimsReims3-1MontpellierMontpellier

Diego 38, Glombard 70, Courtet 86

Cabella 55

Venue: Reims

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