Sochaux stuns PSG

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Updated: February 17, 2013

PSG saw its lead at the top of Ligue 1
reduced to three points on Sunday as Cedric Bakambu’s goal in the 84th minute
handed bottom-half side Sochaux a 3-2 home win against the French
heavyweights.

The visitors snatched a 1-0 lead midway through the opening half as Javier
Pastore’s corner kick was nodded home by Alex.

Sebastien Roudet responded for Sochaux within seven minutes when he scored
after a nice ball from Ryad Boudebouz to level the contest at 1-1 entering
halftime.

Giovanni Sio put the hosts into the lead after the break when he hooked up
with Roudet to fire a shot beyond the reach of PSG goalkeeper Salvatore
Sirigu.

Sebastian Corchia nearly made it 3-1 as his free kick struck the post, only
for PSG to haul themselves back to level terms in the 76th from another corner
kick when a scramble in front of the net resulted in Sochaux’s Jerome
Roussillon redirecting the ball into his own net.

But the hosts still had a reply in the 84th minute with Sloan Privat knocking
down a ball into the path of Bakumbu, who finished off the move with a precise
shot.

The victory takes Sochaux three points above the relegation places, while
PSG’s lead now stands at three points over Lyon, which moved into second place
with a dominant 4-0 win at Bordeaux.

Clement Grenier tallied a goal in each half for Lyon, while Gueida Fofana and
Alexandre Lacazette also notched goals after halftime.

Sunday’s other match saw Reims secure a 1-1 draw at home with St Etienne as
Gaetan Courtet netted the equalizer for the hosts in the 76th minute to cancel
out a first-half tally from St Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.