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Ibrahimović strikes twice to save PSG

Published: Saturday 9 March 2013, 20.17CET
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored twice in three second-half minutes to spare Paris Saint-Germain FC's blushes, earning a 2-1 comeback win at home against struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine.

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Published: Saturday 9 March 2013, 20.17CET

Ibrahimović strikes twice to save PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored twice in three second-half minutes to spare Paris Saint-Germain FC's blushes, earning a 2-1 comeback win at home against struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine.

A sixth double of the season for prolific striker Zlatan Ibrahimović rescued Paris Saint-Germain FC at home to struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine, earning his side a 2-1 comeback win.

After succumbing to ten-man Stade de Reims last week, it seemed as though PSG's travails against relegation-battling sides was set to continue. Yassine Jebbour had hit the post before Benjamin Moukandjo struck for the visitors before half-time, heading in after Salvatore Sirigu had saved his initial effort. 

Zlatan Ibrahimović turned the game on its head around the hour mark however with a quick-fire double. Jéremy Ménez stabbed the ball into the path of his Swedish team-mate, who finished coolly to equalise. Moments later, Ibrahimović touched Marco Verratti's long pass beyond the onrushing Damien Gregorini and slotted into the empty net. 

The woodwork denied Nancy again late on, but PSG survived the scare to come away with an important win that leaves them five points clear of Olympique Lyonnais, who face third-placed Olympique de Marseille in their game in hand on Sunday.

Resurgent LOSC Lille moved fifth after three second-half goals helped them win 3-1 at Valenciennes FC, while Évian Thonon Gaillard FC moved out of the relegation zone with a 5-1 defeat of FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Cédric Barbosa and Saber Khelifa both scoring twice.

Elsewhere, ES Troyes AC were replaced at the bottom of the table by Nancy after beating Reims 4-2, while AC Ajaccio and Toulouse FC won 1-0 against FC Lorient and Stade Brestois 29.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.24CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/03/2013 12:54 CET

09/03/2013

TroyesTroyes4-2ReimsReims

Jean 7, 70, Faussurier 55, Yattara 90

de Preville 65, Fortes 77

Venue: Troyes

09/03/2013

BrestBrest0-1ToulouseToulouse

Rabiot 45

Venue: Brest

09/03/2013

ÉvianÉvian5-1SochauxSochaux

Barbosa 44, 74, Khelifa 64 (P), 78, Berigaud 71

Bakambu 53

Venue: Annecy

09/03/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes1-3LOSCLOSC

Melikson 24

Rodelin 55, De Melo 82, Pedretti 89

Venue: Valenciennes

09/03/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-0LorientLorient

Zubar 75

Venue: Ajaccio

09/03/2013

PSGPSG2-1NancyNancy

Ibrahimović 59, 62

Moukandjo 36

Venue: Paris

08/03/2013

RennesRennes2-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Danzé 44, Feret 51

Mollo 45+1, Aubameyang 65

Venue: Rennes

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