PSG avoid the worst
Parisian striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Parisians came very close to opening the score in the fourth minute, but Jérémy Ménez lost his duel with Fabien Audard and a minute later Monnet-Paquet’s cross from the left was sent into his own goals by Maxwell.
PSG did not take long to react, but Lavezzi just missed his shot on a fantastic assist by Ménez in the ninth minute.
Ibrahimovic’s turn was next, but he saw his header saved by Audard in the nineteenth minute, while Alex missed the target a few minutes later.
On the counter-attack, the Merlus doubled their score through Alain Traoré in the 22nd minute, but the Burkina Faso player was signalled offside.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men continued to push, and it was only thanks to Audard’s brilliant reflexes ahead of Lavezzi in the 36th minute, followed by an excellent save by Ecuele Manga on Ibrahimovic’s attempt, that the Bretons could maintain their lead.
And the latter drove the point home further in extra time at the end of the first half, when Jérémie Aliadière ran through the Parisian defence before netting the second one for the visitors.
The locals tried to push hard in the second half, but Ibrahimovic’s header went off target on minute 49, before Lavezzi lost his duel with Audard.
The giant Swede hit the left post five minutes later, but his efforts paid off in the 65th minute when he managed to reduce the score with a powerful strike.
PSG saw a goal by Chantôme refused in the 82nd minute for an offside position, but with sufficient pressure they managed to win a penalty for a foul by Bourillon on Matuidi (90th minute), transformed by Ibrahimovic, making it a brace in his first Ligue 1 match.
The two teams parted ways on the score of 2-2 at the end of a clash that reinforced the image of Lorient as the bête noire of PSG, on home soil at the Parc des Princes.