PSG’s Ligue 1 winning streak ends due to GK errors vs. Bordeaux
Two horrible errors from goalkeeper Kevin Trapp helped end to Paris Saint-Germain’s 100 percent start to the Ligue 1 season as 10-man Bordeaux salvaged a 2-2 draw Friday at the Parc des Princes.
Offseason signing Angel Di Maria was set to taste victory on his full PSG debut, thanks to Edinson Cavani’s brace, but two high-profile Trapp errors saw Laurent Blanc’s men come unstuck against his former side. Di Maria was lively on his first start for the champion, but Cedric Carrasso’s goalkeeping howler allowed Cavani to register the opener 27 minutes in.
”We did not play a great match tonight … we gave the ball away too often in the first half,” Blanc said. ”The Bordeaux keeper also made a mistake. It proves that `keepers make mistakes.”
Trapp was unable to deal with Henri Saivet’s tame headed effort from a corner as PSG conceded its first league goal of the season, only for an expertly struck Cavani free kick to restore PSG’s lead before the break. A superb save from the former Eintracht Frankfurt man helped keep the score in his side’s favor after the interval before Saivet saw red for a second yellow card 13 minutes from time.
That appeared to have ended Bordeaux’s hopes of claiming a point, but Trapp hesitated on a simple backpass from Thiago Silva, allowing Wahbi Khazri to nip in and level matters late. While PSG will remains at the top of the table prior to Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash with Malmo, Blanc likely will face questions about whether to stick with Trapp over Salvatore Sirigu.
Di Maria showed his intentions early on when he went close with a header only to be ruled offside, before seeing a deflected shot from distance well gathered by Carrasco. The visitor created its first chance of the match 10 minutes in when Khazri failed to connect with Enzo Crivelli’s delivery after a slick passing exchange.
PSG continued to await a breakthrough — Di Maria again seeing a long-range strike blocked by Nicolas Pallois — but Carrasso’s horrendous error allowed Cavani in. The Frenchman failed to hold onto a simple lofted cross, with Cavani able to turn and fire into the roof of the net.
However, an equally poor piece of goalkeeping at the other end helped spare Carrasso’s blushes as Trapp fumbled into his own net after Saivet got the slightest of flicks on Khazri’s corner at the near post. The goals continued to flow in the capital, Cavani scoring his fourth league goal of the season with a wonderful free kick from the edge of the area after a foul on Lucas Moura.
Carrasso redeemed himself somewhat by denying Di Maria one-on-one before the break, the Argentina international continuing to threaten in the second half, Pablo again on hand to block a shot before he expertly played in Blaise Matuidi, with Bordeaux able to snuff out the danger. It was then Trapp’s turn to make amends for his first error with a fine save to keep out Crivelli’s header from a free kick, with Pablo approaching at the far post.
Blanc introduced Layvin Kurzawa for his debut prior to the late drama unfolding as Saivet was shown a second yellow card for a wild tackle on Marco Verratti, before Khazri punished Trapp for his second error. On a frustrating evening for PSG, tempers spilled over after the whistle with Cavani and Nicolas Maurice-Belay at the center of things, after the Uruguayan saw a penalty appeal turned down late in the game.
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