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Ancelotti: PSG were lucky

7 May 2012 09:55

Carlo Ancelotti said PSG were fortunate to leave Valenciennes with a 4-3 victory on Sunday and keep their Ligue 1 title hopes alive.

Seven goals were scored at the Stade du Hainaut, as the Parisians made a woeful start to the match, having trailed 2-0 inside the first 11 minutes.

However, PSG eventually prevailed after strikes from Nene, Maxwell, Blaise Matuidi and Jeremy Menez sealed the comeback, but Ancelotti insists it could have been a lot worse.

"It was a weird game," Ancelotti told reporters.

"We made a terrible start but we got back to 2-1.

"I do not understand why we started the beginning of the game with so much pressure.

"We were not in a good stead. The result did not reflect the game."

"Our objective was and is still to win all the games until the end of the season.

"Our next opponent is Rennes and It's going to be another difficult game.

"Tonight I'm happy with the performance of the team and of all the players."

Meanwhile, Menez took a less analytical approach when looking back at the match: "We have no explanation, it happens sometimes in football."

PSG moved back on level terms with Montpellier at the top with 73 points, but have played a game more than Rene Girard's men.

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3 - 4

PSG

D W W D W
Competition
Ligue 1
Date
6 May 2012
Game week
36
Kick-off
21:15
Half-time
2 - 3
Full-time
3 - 4
Venue
Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes)
Attendance
16914

Goals

V. Aboubakar 8'
(assist by R. Mater) 
1 - 0
R. Gomis 11'
(assist by V. Aboubakar) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
15' Nenê
 (assist by J. Ménez)
2 - 2
40' Maxwell
 (assist by Nenê)
2 - 3
45' B. Matuidi
 (assist by J. Pastore)
2 - 4
58' J. Ménez
 (assist by Nenê)
R. Cohade 80'  
3 - 4

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
25 32'
24
4
15
8
26 80'
12 11'
6
14
9 8'
Coach: D. Sanchez
# Player Bookings
30
26
6
13
17 40'
14 45'
7 36' 58'
23
28
10 15' 16'
27
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23
10
19
2
13
27
30
# Player Bookings
19
12
22
1
3
9
15

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +6 9
2 3 +4 7
3 3 +3 7
4 3 +4 6
5 3 +3 6
6 3 +2 5
7 3 +2 4
8 3 +0 4
9 3 -1 4
10 3 -1 4
11 3 -1 4
12 3 -1 4
13 3 +0 3
14 3 -1 3
15 3 -1 3
16 3 -2 3
17 3 -3 3
18 3 -2 2
19 3 -4 1
20 3 -7 1

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