Paris, April 6 : French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) claimed a thrilling 3-2 win courtesy of a Marseille own goal.
The match lived up to its me at the Stade Velodrome stadium on Sunday as Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gigc’s 30th minute opener was equalised within five minutes by PSG’s Blaise Matuidi, reports Xinhua.
On the half-hour mark, Gigc powered home a header to give his team the lead.
Just five minutes later, Blaise Matuidi steered to the ball from the edge of the home box into the far top corner, moments after PSG defender David Luiz limped off.
Gigc, however, kept his nerve to fire home into a half-time lead on 43 minutes following some loose play by PSG, before the visitors pulled level four minutes after the restart.
PSG defender Marquinhos led the second comeback of the defending champions, poking home from close range. Then in the 53rd minute, PSG’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic forced Jeremy Morel to put the ball through his own net from winger Javier Pastore’s deflected cross. With the away victory at Stade Velodrome, PSG went back to top the table, moving one point clear of Lyon and leaving Marseille five points behind the pace setters in third position.
Earlier on Sunday, Caen stunned ntes 2-1 and move six points clear of the relegation zone while Bordeaux claimed a 2-1 win over bottom-placed Lens. IANS