PSG falter again
Paris Saint-Germain's bright start to the season is now a fading memory as Antoine Kombouaré's men stuttered to a third successive league draw as they were held by Nancy on Saturday.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Paris Saint-Germain / AS Nancy Lorraine : 1 - 1
The 3-0 defeat of Lille in Week 4 had taken the club from the capital into second place and raised expectations which now look unreasonably high.
Ambitions of taking anything from Nancy at the Parc des Princes looked even less realistic when the visitors went in front on 14 minutes.
Julien Feret released Issiar Dia and the powerful forward's cross-cum-shot was met by Youssouf Hadji, who tucked away his third goal in two games.
The hosts, though, were in control of the ball, and used it to good effect to level four minutes later.
Guillaume Hoarau headed down for Peguy Luyindula and though Gennaro Bracigliano parried the French international's shot, Stéphane Sessegnon swept home the loose ball.
After the opening flurry, neither side was able to create clear-cut chances leaving them both to reflect on what might have been with Nancy perhaps the happier having extended their unbeaten run to three matches in all competitions.