Hoarau makes point for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain needed a late goal from Guillaume Hoarau to salvage a point with a 2-2 draw at Brest on Sunday that saw the club from the capital draw level with third-placed Lyon.
The club from the capital had gone in front in Brittany through Mathieu Bodmer's 20th-minute strike, but Larsen Touré and Bruno Grougi found the net in the final eight minutes before the break to put the hosts ahead. However, Hoarau capped a flowing counter-attack with a deflected header three minutes from time to extend PSG's unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions.
Antoine Kombouaré's men had failed to register three successive league wins since August 2009, but they looked well-placed to end that run when Bodmer put them in front - the ex-Lyon man blasting a fiercely-struck free-kick beyond Steeve Elana.
Jérémy Clément could have doubled PSG's lead before the visitors were dealt a major blow when goalkeeper Grégory Coupet was forced off through injury just after the half-hour mark, and shortly afterwards, his replacement, Apoula Edel, would be picking the ball out of his net.
First, the much-maligned custodian brought down Touré to concede a penalty, and though he saved Grougi's spot-kick, Touré snapped up the rebound to level. Touré was again involved soon after when he provided the ideal cross for Grougi to fire into the net and help maintain Brest's proud record of never having trailed at half-time in front of their own fans.
Nene and Benoît Lesoimier both had - and missed - opportunities to add to the scoreline before Nene brought an excellent flying save from Elana as the visitors pressed incessantly. Their perseverance was finally rewarded with time running out when Nene and Christophe Jallet teamed up to release substitute Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, whose cross was tailor-made for Hoarau to nod in his ninth goal of the season - off the trailing hand of Brest centre-back Ahmed Kantari.