Paris steal the show in Lens
An own goal from Lens captain Yohan Démont (49') and a superb chipped strike from Nenê in injury time (90'+3) gave Paris a 2-0 win in Lens on Sunday night, the seven points PSG have taken from their last three games sending them to fifth place on the
Sunday, September 26, 2010
RC Lens / Paris Saint-Germain : 0 - 2
After a form slump in late August, Antoine Kombouaré's men confirmed a return to form with a solid 2-0 win in Lens on Sunday night, stretching their unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions and putting themselves in a good position ahead of their Europa League clash with Karpaty Lviv on Thursday.
Démont scores... at the wrong end
It was a tough test for Lens, whose Ligue 1 fortunes have been on the blink ever since their one victory of the season so far, over Arles-Avignon in Week 2, and Jean-Guy Wallemme's men dug their own hole even deeper when captain Yohan Démont inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net after Tunisian international Alaeddine Yahia had tried to clear in the area (49').
The almost comical goal had serious consequences for the home side, who had traded blows on an even footing with Paris in the first half as Grégory Sertic drew a fine save from Apoula Edel (4') before Côte d'Ivoire international Siaka Tiéné replied for the visitors with a fierce shot that Vedran Runje could only turn away for a corner (28').
Démont set about redeeming himself as the second half continued, crossing perfectly for Razak Boukari at the near post on 59 minutes but the former Châteauroux midfielder's header, which had beaten Edel, was saved off the line by Christophe Jallet.
Nenê sinks his fourth in style
PSG's Brazilian winger Nenê had a huge match on the left flank and his dominance began to pay dividends as Guillaume Hoarau narrowly failed to properly latch onto his deep cross (72') before the former Monaco man took matters into his own hands, scoring his fourth of the season with a deft chip over Runje after a neat one-two with Peguy Luyindula on the edge of the area (90'+3).
Tough times in Lens
While the win, albeit slightly fortunate for PSG, sees the capital club flying high in fifth place while alarm bells will begin to ring in Lens as the side, in just its second season after winning their way back into Ligue 1, drop into the relegation zone (19th place).