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Timely Matuidi keeps PSG ahead of Monaco

Published: Sunday 27 October 2013, 23.33CET
Blaise Matuidi struck late to clinch a 2-2 draw for Paris Saint-Germain FC at AS Saint-Étienne and keep his side ahead of AS Monaco FC, who beat Olympique Lyonnais.
Timely Matuidi keeps PSG ahead of Monaco
PSG's Blaise Matuidi vies with Benjamin Corgnet of St-Étienne ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 27 October 2013, 23.33CET

Timely Matuidi keeps PSG ahead of Monaco

Blaise Matuidi struck late to clinch a 2-2 draw for Paris Saint-Germain FC at AS Saint-Étienne and keep his side ahead of AS Monaco FC, who beat Olympique Lyonnais.

Blaise Matuidi found the net deep into added time to secure a 2-2 draw for Paris Saint-Germain FC at ten-man AS Saint-Étienne that returned his side to the top of Ligue 1 on goal difference ahead of AS Monaco FC, who saw off Olympique Lyonnais 2-1.

PSG seemed to be staring at their first defeat this season after efforts from Benjamin Corgnet and Romain Hamouma handed St-Étienne a two-goal lead after 51 minutes. However, the hosts were soon on the back foot when Fabien Lemoine received his second yellow card just before the hour mark, and Edinson Cavani reduced the deficit following a corner.

Then, just when it seemed Les Verts would hold on, a 93rd-minute cross from Matuidi missed everyone and finished in the back of Stéphane Ruffier's goal.

Level on points with the capital side, Claudio Ranieri's Monaco responded to their 2-2 draw with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard last time out by consigning Lyon to a fifth defeat in 11 league outings. Mounir Obbadi opened the scoring from a partially cleared corner on 28 minutes and Falcao weighed in with his eighth strike this term to put the hosts 2-0 up, before Bafétimbi Gomis halved the deficit after the interval.

Also on Sunday, FC Girondins de Bordeaux improved their fortunes by overcoming Montpellier Hérault SC 2-0, Cheick Diabaté and Ludovic Obraniak grabbing the goals.

Last updated: 28/10/13 12.29CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 27/10/2013 23:35 CET

27/10/2013

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-2PSGPSG

Corgnet 18, Hamouma 51

Cavani 68, Matuidi 90+3

Venue: Saint-Etienne

27/10/2013

MonacoMonaco2-1LyonLyon

Obbadi 28, Falcao 36

Gomis 62

Venue: Monaco

27/10/2013

BordeauxBordeaux2-0MontpellierMontpellier

Diabaté 75, Obraniak 90+1

Venue: Bordeaux

26/10/2013

GuingampGuingamp2-1AjaccioAjaccio

Beauvue 86, Diallo 90

Andre 41

Venue: Guingamp

26/10/2013

LorientLorient2-1SochauxSochaux

Aboubakar 17, Jouffre 55

Bakambu 90+2

Venue: Lorient

26/10/2013

ToulouseToulouse0-5RennesRennes

Alessandrini 25, Bakayoko 34, Kadir 45, Nélson Oliveira 63, 83

Venue: Toulouse

26/10/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-1ÉvianÉvian

Sougou 82

Venue: Valenciennes

26/10/2013

BastiaBastia1-0NiceNice

Squillaci 36

Venue: Bastia

26/10/2013

MarseilleMarseille2-3ReimsReims

Thauvin 56, Gignac 86

Ayité 34, Albæk 37, Oniangue 90+1

Venue: Marseille

25/10/2013

NantesNantes0-1LOSCLOSC

Roux 41

Venue: Nantes

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