Bordeaux upset PSG 3-0

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 title hopes are hanging by a thread after they were beaten 3-0 by Girondins Bordeaux on Tuesday.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
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Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 title hopes are hanging by a thread after they were beaten 3-0 by Girondins Bordeaux on Tuesday. Bordeaux striker Pascal Feindouno scored twice, but PSG did themselves no favours by failing to convert two penalties. They were nearly gifted a dream start, but former Bordeaux striker Pauleta shot just wide, and instead, it was the home side who went ahead on 22 minutes. Franck Jurietti delivered a pinpoint cross from the left flank and Pascal Feindouno was on hand to volley the ball past Jerome Alonzo in the PSG goal. Bordeaux continued to dominate possession, but PSG were given an opportunity to level the scores, when David Jemmali brought down Reinaldo just inside the Bordeaux box. PSG captain Frederic Dehu took it upon himself to take the penalty, but Ulrich Rame pulled off a stunning save in the Bordeaux goal. Bordeaux led 1-0 at halftime, and that soon became a 2-0 advantage five minutes into the second half. Feindouno showed expert control in bringing down a long pass, before sliding the ball past Alonzo for his second goal of the game. For the second time in the match PSG fought back to earn themselves a penalty. This time, Marco Antonio Caneira was the culprit when he brought down Pauleta. An embarrassing moment followed, as Reinaldo and PSG substitute Danijel Ljuboja fought over who should take the penalty. Reinaldo won the battle, but also failed to score, as Rame pulled off his second penalty save of the match. That signalled the end for PSG, and it was no surprise when Bordeaux grabbed a third goal. Striker Marouane Chamakh pounced on a loose ball when the PSG defence failed to clear a free-kick, and Bordeaux were 3-0 up with 15 minutes to play. The loss leaves PSG, who have only two games to play, three points behind leaders Olympique Lyon. Lyon, the 2002 and 2003 champions, host struggling Bastia on Wednesday, and should they beat the Corsicans, PSG's title chances would be ruined. Lyon would have a six-point lead and a far better goal difference than PSG, whom they meet on Saturday at the Parc des Princes. (AP)

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