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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 Paris St Germain 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26