Paris Saint-Germain failed to equal the record for their longest unbeaten run in france’s top flight as they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat away to Evian. With Lille winning on Tuesday, PSG;s gap at the top of Ligue 1 is down to only one point.
Youngster Clarck Nsikulu put Evian in front at the end of a counterattack with 15 minutes remaining in freezing Annecy, and on-loan Marseille winger Modou Sougou made sure of the win for the home side when he added another in the 87th minute.
That goal came just seconds after Javier Pastore had missed a glorious chance to bring the defending champions level, and the result ends PSG’s unbeaten record under Laurent Blanc.
Monaco are just two points behind the leaders after they won 3-0 away to Nice in a Cote d’Azur derby.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, veteran goalkeeper Mickael Landreau broke the record for the most appearances by any player in France’s top flight as he played in his 603rd Ligue 1 game. Unfortunately for Landreau it was not a win winning night as he was unable to help Bastia beat their island rivals as the game ended in a 1-1 draw, a late Eduardo strike for Ajaccio cancelling out Florian Raspentino’s early opener.
Elsewhere, Saint-Etienne missed the chance to into fifth place as they lost 3-1 away to Rennes, ith Argentinian striker Silvio Romero scoring his first two goals in French football for the hosts.
Bordeaux inflicted a first home defeat on Guingamp since the opening day of the season, winning 1-0 thanks to a solitary Julien Faubert strike, while Lorient increased the pressure on beleaguered Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez with a 2-0 victory.
However, Montpellier’s plight is not as serious as that of Sochaux, who remain rooted to the bottom seven points from safety after losing 2-0 at home to Reims.