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PSG draws 1-1 with Lyon in French league

PSG draws 1-1 with Lyon in French league

Substitute Bafetimbi Gomis scored in the 85th minute as Lyon maintained its unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain in the French league.
Although Gomis got the equalizer, it was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who kept Lyon in the match with several outstanding saves.
PSG went ahead in the 30th minute through Ludovic Giuly _ who also scored PSG's goal when it beat Lyon 1-0 at Parc des Princes last season _ when he deflected striker Guillaume Hoarau's shot past Lloris from close range.
PSG had chance after chance to put the match out of Lyon's reach but could not find a way past Lloris. That wastefulness was ultimately punished when Gomis scored for Lyon from close range when he appeared to be offside.
The draw moved Lyon into second place with 14 points, just edging Marseille into third place on goal difference. Defending champion Bordeaux leads with 16 points from six games. Rennes is fourth with 12. The top four sides are all unbeaten.
Lyon finally tested PSG's defense in first-half stoppage time when Cesar Delgado's cross from the left gave Lisandro Lopez a scoring chance, but Lopez's header was saved by veteran 'keeper Gregory Coupet, who won seven straight league titles with Lyon.
Puel replaced Delgado with Gomis at halftime to give Lyon more attacking threat and offer Lopez some support, but PSG still looked the more likely team to score at a noisy Parc des Princes.
Hoarau wasted a good chance when he shot straight at Lloris in the 52nd, and the France goalkeeper then made a stunning one-handed save after Giuly burst down the right and struck the ball toward the top corner.
With Lyon struggling to break down a well organized PSG defense, Puel made another switch when he replaced veteran winger Sidney Govou with 19-year-old playmaker Miralem Pjanic.
And with Pjanic pulling the strings, Lyon started to get back into the game and finished the stronger team.
Earlier, Etienne Didot and Moussa Sissoko each scored as Toulouse beat Le Mans 2-0, while 10-man Lille earned a 1-1 draw at northern rival Lens with a last-gasp header from defender Adil Rami.
Didot put Toulouse ahead in the 25th minute when France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac broke into the penalty area and pulled the ball back. Sissoko made it 2-0 when he collected a pass from Didot and lobbed goalkeeper Didier Ovono.
At Lens, Rami salvaged a point in the fourth minute of injury time after Razak Boukari had opened the scoring for the home team in the 57th minute.
Lille captain Rio Mavuba floated a long pass into the Lens penalty area and Rami rose to head over the head of goalkeeper Vedran Runje, who appeared to be surprised by the trajectory of the ball.
Lens took the lead when Yohan Demont swung over a free kick to the back post, and Boukari headed it firmly past goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle.
As Lille chased the equalizing goal, substitute Yohan Cabaye was sent off within a minute of coming on to replace Aurelien Chedjou, rushing at midfielder Samba Sow and taking his leg away with a clumsy challenge.
The season has started badly for Cabaye _ once reportedly a target for Arsenal _ and he was dropped from Lille's Squad for Thursday's Europa League match against Valencia because he had refused to play for Lille's reserve team.
In Saturday's results, it was: Boulogne-sur-Mer 0, Bordeaux 2; Grenoble 0, Rennes 4; Lorient 3, Nancy 1; Nice 1, Monaco 3; Saint-Etienne 1, Auxerre 1; Sochaux 2, Valenciennes 5; and Marseille 4, Montpellier 2.