Defending champions Paris St-Germain moved five points clear of Monaco at the top of the French league after coming from behind for a hard-fought win at bottom side Ajaccio.

Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both.

Forward Eduardo Ribeiro dos Santos gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute.

Lille will move into second place above Monaco if they beat Reims on Sunday.

Former Guingamp and Lens striker Eduardo opened the scoring after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable for most of the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield.

But Lavezzi levelled from close range from Ibrahimovic's right-wing cross with four minutes of the half remaining.

Ajaccio almost regained the lead when Cavalli's fine pass released Eduardo, and his shot from the right side of the penalty area forced goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu into a low save.

But the league leaders secured the win when Ibrahimovic rose at the back post to head the ball down and Matuidi sprinted in to turn the ball past keeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Ajaccio

  • 01 Ochoa
  • 14 Mostefa
  • 15 Dielna Booked (Diarra - 84' )
  • 03 Perozo
  • 02 Hengbart
  • 05 Tonucci
  • 19 Lasne
  • 04 Faty Booked (Bonnart - 68' )
  • 09 Ribeiro Dos Santos
  • 18 Cavalli
  • 07 André (Camara - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Diarra
  • 13 Camara
  • 16 Sissoko
  • 17 Bonnart
  • 24 Goncalves
  • 26 Crescenzi
  • 33 Moracchini

Paris St-Germain

  • 30 Sirigu
  • 23 Van der Wiel Booked
  • 17 Maxwell
  • 08 Motta
  • 13 Alex (Pastore - 72' )
  • 02 Thiago Silva
  • 25 Rabiot (Marquinhos - 82' )
  • 14 Matuidi
  • 10 Ibrahimovic Booked
  • 09 Cavani
  • 22 Lavezzi (Lucas Moura - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Douchez
  • 05 Marquinhos
  • 06 Camara
  • 07 Menez
  • 21 Digne
  • 27 Pastore
  • 29 Lucas Moura
Ref: Nicolas Rainville
Att: 6,721

Match Stats

Shots

6 19

On target

2 8

Corners

1 6

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

90:00 +3:18

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

90:00 +3:18

Cedric Hengbart (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:39

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a headed pass.

90:00 +0:59

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Aboubacar Demba Camara (Ajaccio).

88:32

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:32

Foul by Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio).

87:14

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

87:14

Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:10

Attempt missed. Paul Lasne (Ajaccio) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Eduardo with a cross.

84:55

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:55

Foul by Sigamary Diarra (Ajaccio).

84:17

Hand ball by Paul Lasne (Ajaccio).

83:46

Foul by Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

83:46

Johan Cavalli (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ajaccio. Sigamary Diarra replaces Claude Dielna.

82:51

Attempt missed. Eduardo (Ajaccio) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

82:21

Corner, Ajaccio. Conceded by Marquinhos.

81:52

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

81:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Adrien Rabiot.

80:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ajaccio. Aboubacar Demba Camara replaces Benjamin André.

79:52

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

79:52

Eduardo (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a headed pass.

73:00

Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel.

71:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

71:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Alex.

70:42

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

70:42

Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ajaccio. Laurent Bonnart replaces Ricardo Faty because of an injury.

69:54

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:54

Foul by Laurent Bonnart (Ajaccio).

68:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67:29 Booking

Booking Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

67:06

Delay in match Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio) because of an injury.

66:30

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:30

Foul by Paul Lasne (Ajaccio).

65:57

Attempt saved. Eduardo (Ajaccio) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johan Cavalli.

64:06

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Claude Dielna.

63:52

Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxwell.

63:09

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:09

Foul by Claude Dielna (Ajaccio).

61:10

Attempt missed. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

58:23

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

58:23

Paul Lasne (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:33

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:33

Foul by Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio).

56:13

Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

55:16

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

49:16

Offside, Ajaccio. Benjamin André tries a through ball, but Eduardo is caught offside.

47:46

Attempt blocked. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

46:36

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mehdi Mostefa.

45:00

Second Half begins Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

45:00 +0:54 Booking

Booking Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

45:00 +0:42

Hand ball by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

44:45

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:45

Foul by Eduardo (Ajaccio).

44:27

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxwell.

43:07

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

40:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 1. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

36:54

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi with a cross.

35:08

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

33:56 Booking

Booking Claude Dielna (Ajaccio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:32

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:32

Foul by Claude Dielna (Ajaccio).

30:52

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

30:52

Johan Cavalli (Ajaccio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:05

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:05

Foul by Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio).

28:31

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

27:30

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:30

Foul by Benjamin André (Ajaccio).

26:50

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:50

Foul by Johan Cavalli (Ajaccio).

26:30

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:30

Foul by Eduardo (Ajaccio).

23:58

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

23:58

Benjamin André (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:21

Hand ball by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

22:09

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

22:09

Benjamin André (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:10

Attempt missed. Johan Cavalli (Ajaccio) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benjamin André.

18:17

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

18:17

Grenddy Perozo (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:12 Booking

Booking Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:05

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:05

Foul by Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio).

13:53

Attempt missed. Johan Cavalli (Ajaccio) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Lasne.

12:18

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:18

Foul by Cedric Hengbart (Ajaccio).

10:40

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Denis Tonucci.

9:38

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

9:24

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi with a cross.

8:20

Attempt saved. Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:16

Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.

7:16

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Grenddy Perozo.

5:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ajaccio 1, Paris Saint Germain 0. Eduardo (Ajaccio) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Benjamin André.

4:27

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi with a cross following a corner.

4:01

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Cedric Hengbart.

2:33

Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thiago Motta with a cross following a corner.

2:15

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Guillermo Ochoa.

2:06

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

1:16

Foul by Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio).

1:16

Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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