PSG rally for important win
At blustery Auxerre, PSG record a fine 1-0 win to move out of the bottom three, Peguy Luyindula heading home the game's only goal.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
PSG climbed out of the relegation zone on Sunday evening with a well-earned 1-0 win away to Auxerre, Peguy Luyindula claiming the match-winning goal. The three points won by Paul Le Guen's side sees them now occupy 17th place, one point behind AJA.
Under battling rain, PSG started the match well and could have gone ahead as early as the third minute when David N'Gog poked wide.
At the other end, Sammy Traoré, borrowed from the capital club, came close with a header which was cleared off the line as Auxerre began to turn the screw. AJA were proving dangerous from a combination of set pieces and Denis Oliech's intelligent deployment but failed to seriously test Landreau between the PSG posts.
The game's opener came in the second-half when Jerome Rothen delivered an inch-perfect cross for the head of Luyindula four minutes after the break. Giving Sorin no chance, the Frenchman nodded home perfectly to give his side the lead.
Auxerre rallied but couldn't muster a serious enough challenge with Kahlenberg missing an open goal almost immediately after his team went behind.
It was PSG however who finished the strongest of the two sides with Gallardo drawing a fine save from Sorin in the closing stages. A welcome three points therefore for Le Guen and his side as they edge towards the New Year and out of trouble at the foot of the table.