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Ligue 1 wrap: PSG stunned, Ibrahimovic sees red

3 November 2012 22:40

Paris Saint-Germain's unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season came to an end as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saint-Etienne.

There had been few suggestions PSG had the imagination to break down their visitors in an engrossing first half on Saturday.

It still came as a shock when Mamadou Sakho put the ball into his own net to give Saint-Etienne the lead.

PSG's woes were compounded when talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw red for a reckless challenge on Stephane Ruffier with 20 minutes remaining at Parc des Princes.

Saint-Etienne capitalised on their numerical advantage when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a second for the visitors just moments later.

Guillaume Hoarau restored some pride for the capital club with an 88th-minute strike but it proved nothing more than a consolation goal.

Carlo Ancelotti's side remain top of Ligue 1 for the time being, but Toulouse could steal their place if they overcome Bordeaux on Sunday, while Saint-Etienne have moved to within four points of the summit thanks to their third win in four games.

Lille continued their surge up the table with a comfortable 2-0 win at lowly Evian TG.

Nolan Roux opened the scoring on 40 minutes before Florent Balmont completed the win on the hour-mark as Lille claimed their first victory on the road in four attempts.

Valenciennes moved fourth temporarily after running out 3-1 winners at home to struggling Sochaux.

Foued Kadir put Daniel Sanchez's side ahead with a 12th-minute free kick and Gregory Pujol doubled the hosts' advantage 15 minutes later.

Pujol netted his second goal of the match on the hour-mark before Sebastien Roudet pulled a goal back two minutes later.

Elsewhere on Saturday, former PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc scored his second goal in three games as Rennes edged 10-man Reims 1-0, Nice followed on from their midweek victory over Lyon with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Nancy and defending champions Montpellier and Troyes played out a scoreless draw.

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PSG

W L D W W

1 - 2

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
3 November 2012
Game week
11
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
44516

Goals

0 - 1
55' M. Sakho (OG)
0 - 2
73' P. Aubameyang
 (assist by A. Alonso)
G. Hoarau 88'
(assist by J. Pastore) 
1 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30
17
2
3 55' 90+2'
23 25'
14
7 87'
20
27
24
10 71'
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
12
9 88'
4 77'
1
5
13
26
# Player Bookings
7 73'
8
10
12
13
30

Sunday 29 March

Saturday 28 March

23:45
23:32
23:07
22:55
22:41
22:13
21:59
21:13
20:57
20:56
20:41
20:35
20:33
19:52
19:37
19:29
19:27
18:53
18:37
18:16
17:34
17:12
16:49
15:17
14:45
14:42
14:37
14:28
13:45
13:30
13:03
12:27
12:03
10:54
10:52
10:35
06:50
05:08
03:53
03:45
03:31
02:05
01:48
01:39
00:47
00:47
00:16
00:11
00:01
00:01

Friday 27 March

23:49
23:47
23:14
23:04
22:46
22:38
20:59
20:57
19:28
19:16
18:42
18:13
17:57
17:52
17:31
17:24
16:29
16:23
15:39
15:22
15:12
15:01
14:44
14:28
14:09
13:52
13:46
13:37
13:14
12:49
12:27
12:04
11:37
11:10
10:13
07:55
06:24
05:56
05:09
03:27
02:44
01:15
00:45
00:29

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 30 +27 59
2 30 +33 58
3 30 +29 57
4 29 +14 53
5 30 +13 52
6 30 +1 48
7 29 +7 45
8 30 +1 41
9 30 -6 40
10 30 -9 39
11 30 -9 39
12 30 -4 37
13 30 -4 37
14 30 +0 35
15 30 -14 35
16 30 -14 35
17 30 -7 34
18 30 -18 32
19 30 -20 25
20 30 -20 23

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