PSG rallies to top Lorient

Lorient, France ( – Edinson Cavani and Jean-Christophe
Bahebeck scored seven minutes apart in the second half to lift PSG to a 2-1
comeback win at Lorient on Saturday.

Raphael Guerreiro put the home side in front a minutes before halftime, but
Cavani scored just after the hour mark for the defending champions to level
the contest, and Bahebeck came off the bench to tally the winning goal, which
moves PSG to within one point of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille, which hosts Lens
on Sunday.

PSG failed to muster much of an attack in the first half, while Lorient’s
Jordan Ayew was the most dangerous man for either side and he set up the
opening goal in the 41st minute by picking out Guerreiro near the front of
goal for an easy finish.

The visitors picked up their play after the break, however, and Lorient
goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte was busy in the second half, first denying a
close-range effort from PSG’s Javier Pastore before making a double stop on
Thiago Motta.

But Lecomte was unable to keep PSG out, and Cavani leveled the contest with a
volley after a nice ball from Motta.

Bahebeck came off the bench in the 62nd minute, and just six minutes later, he
fired PSG into the lead when he found space in the penalty area to collect a
pass from Marco Veratti and score the winning goal.

Lyon resides in third place after notching a 3-1 win at Nice that saw the club
score three times in the final 25 minutes to overcome a 1-0 deficit.

Steed Malbranque scored the equalizer with 25 minutes to play for Lyon, and
Alexandre Lacazette scored twice in the closing 10 minutes to hand his team
three points, keeping them within one of second-place PSG.

Montpellier used goals from Kevin Berigaud and Anthony Mounier to down last-
place Evian, 2-0, while Metz got two goals from Modibo Maiga and the winning
penalty kick from Florent Malouda in stoppage time of a 3-2 win over Caen.

Lille and St Etienne played to a 1-1 draw as both teams missed a penalty kick
in the second half. The other contest in Ligue 1 on Saturday ended with a 1-0
Guingamp win over Bastia as an own goal from Guillaume Gillet separated the