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Du Roudourou (ATT 17,623) 25th January 2014 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: S Ennjimi

Guingamp Guingamp vs Paris St Germain PSG

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M Yatabare (84)



Alex (87)

Alex snatches point for PSG

Last Updated: 25/01/14 7:02pm

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Blaise Matuidi tangles with Moustapha Diallo

Blaise Matuidi tangles with Moustapha Diallo

Alex rescued Paris St Germain from a second defeat in three days as the Brazilian defender's late goal earned a 1-1 draw at Guingamp.

The Ligue 1 leaders were knocked out of the Coupe de France by Montpellier in midweek, and another loss looked to be on the cards on Saturday when they fell behind to a Mustapha Yatabare strike in the 84th minute.

However, former Chelsea man Alex struck four minutes later to secure a result which takes PSG to six matches unbeaten in the league.

PSG had something of a point to prove after their cup exit and Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired inches over the bar after 10 minutes at Stade du Roudourou.

Guingamp were not to be outdone, though, and responded with a 30-yard volley from Rachid Alioui which beat goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu but also the right post.

Ibrahimovic tried his luck once more as the interval approached, also with a shot on the volley which brought a good save out of home goalkeeper Guy N'Dy Assembe.

But it was Guingamp who came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, with Sirigu deflecting an Alioui free-kick on to the crossbar with his foot before it fell safely behind.

PSG looked some way short of their best and N'Dy Assembe was once more a cause of frustration for Ibrahimovic seven minutes after the interval, with the Swedish star's shot kept out at point-blank range.

Alex then came to the rescue at the other end, heading Thibault Giresse's fierce strike off the line as Guingamp looked to edge ahead.

And edge ahead they did after 83 minutes when Alioui's corner was turned in by Yatabare.

It seemed PSG were heading for another defeat but Alex came to the fore with minutes remaining, tucking a low shot under N'Dy Assembe who had come too far off his line to meet a corner from Lucas.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15