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Guingamp 1-1 Paris St-Germain

Alex heads in a late equaliser for Paris St-Germain at Guincamp

Alex scored a last-minute equaliser to earn Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain a draw at lowly Guingamp.

The hosts looked on course for a first win in seven league games when Mustapha Yatabare headed in with just six minutes remaining.

However, Brazil defender Alex nodded in from a corner for PSG soon after.

Laurent Blanc's side extend their lead at the top to six points, but Monaco can cut the gap to three with a win against Marseille on Sunday.

PSG were lacklustre throughout, with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani unable to assert themselves on the game.

Ibrahimovic's best effort was a 40-yard strike that was pushed around the post by goalkeeper Guy Roland Ndy Assembe towards the end of the first half.

Guingamp had only scored three goals since November before the game but looked dangerous at times against PSG.

Youngster Rachid Alioui volleyed just wide, before his long-range free-kick was turned onto the crossbar by PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

Cavani had an effort ruled out for offside at the start of the second half, but chances were few after that and the game was seemingly heading towards a goalless draw.

However, as full time approached, Guingamp took a surprise lead when striker Yatabare got ahead of Marquinhos to head in, sparking wild celebrations among the home crowd.

Those celebrations were short lived as Alex nodded in minutes later to earn PSG a point.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc: "It is always difficult to win games. We came here to win even if we had a lot of respect for Guingamp.

"It is disappointing but I am still satisfied that we never gave up and came back to get a deserved point.

"We were not as good today. Why? I don't want to hide behind it but the state of the pitch was deplorable. It is the case for both sides but it handicaps the team that plays the most football."

Line-ups

Guingamp

  • 16N'Dy Assembe
  • 6Pereira
  • 20Dos Santos
  • 18Mathis
  • 29Kerbrat
  • 15Sorbon
  • 28AtikSubstituted forBeauvueat 83'minutes
  • 5DialloBooked at 48mins
  • 9Yatabaré
  • 17AliouiSubstituted forCerdanat 90'minutes
  • 26GiresseSubstituted forDembeleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Sankoh
  • 8Beauvue
  • 10Fauré
  • 11Langil
  • 19Cerdan
  • 23Dembele
  • 30Samassa

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 17Maxwell
  • 8Motta
  • 13Alex
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 40mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 7Menez
  • 21Digne
  • 29Lucas Moura
  • 35Ongenda
  • 38Coman
Referee:
Said Ennjimi
Attendance:
17,623

Match Stats

Home TeamGuingampAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Laurent Dos Santos.

Attempt blocked. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Grégory Cerdan replaces Rachid Alioui.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

Goal!

Goal! Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 1. Alex (Paris Saint Germain) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Christophe Kerbrat.

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

Foul by Claudio Beauvue (Guingamp).

Attempt saved. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Guy N'Dy Assembe.

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

Goal!

Goal! Guingamp 1, Paris Saint Germain 0. Mustapha Yatabaré (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachid Alioui with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Thiago Motta.

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Claudio Beauvue replaces Fatih Atik.

Attempt missed. Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp).

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Mana Dembele replaces Thibault Giresse.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laurent Dos Santos (Guingamp).

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Jonathan Pereira.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Offside, Guingamp. Laurent Dos Santos tries a through ball, but Mustapha Yatabaré is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Javier Pastore.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Alex (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp).

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