PSG suffer first loss of Ligue 1 campaign

Dec 2, 2017 - 9:50 PM Paris Saint-Germain have suffered their first defeat of the season, in any competition, with Strasbourg ending the runaway leaders' aura of invincibility in French Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at the Stade de la Meinau.

PSG were on the end of a major shock as a 65th-minute goal from Stephane Bahoken ended their season-long, 22-match unbeaten sequence.

Later, with the shock of PSG's loss still reverberating, Monaco closed the gap at the top to nine points after Radamel Falcao's 14th goal of the season earned them a 1-0 victory at home to Angers.

Strasbourg had gone ahead through the inspirational Nuno Da Costa after 13 minutes but normal service seemed to have been resumed when Kylian Mbappe equalised three minutes before halftime.

Despite having to soak up huge pressure after Bahoken restored their lead, Strasbourg survived the onslaught for a famous win to move up to 16th.

Falcao headed home for Monaco in just the second minute before the champions made heavy weather of subduing 19th-placed Angers.

The win jumped them from fourth to second on 32 points, one ahed of Marseille who are away at Montpellier on Sunday and three clear of fourth-place Lyon, who will face Caen.

Wahbi Khazri and Benjamin Andre struck in the second half for Rennes to earn them a 2-0 win over Amiens, their sixth victory in seven league games, to elevate them to sixth.

Mario Balotelli got his eighth goal of the campaign as Nice beat rock bottom Metz 3-1 to go 12th.

Lille moved out of the relegation zone with Nicolas Pepe's 63rd-minute goal giving them a 1-0 win at home to Toulouse while Guingamp won 1-0 at Troyes.

Source: AAP






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