PARIS (AFP) - Edinson Cavani stored a factor for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as the Ligue 1 leaders slipped for the second time in every week with a highly unique 1-1 draw at Strasbourg.

The Uruguayan striker fired domestic a 71st-minute penalty to keep PSG s unbeaten record after sixteen games regardless of a disjointed overall performance with out injured superstar attacker Neymar, equalising Kenny Lala s very own spot-kick four mins before the ruin for the lively hosts, who came near inflicting their combatants first league defeat of the season.

"in case you arrive in flip flops towards PSG, you cross home with an excellent spanking," stated Strasbourg educate Thierry Laurey.


"We suffered at times however we controlled to minimise their offensive power. They ruled the play however we have been in no way in too much risk."

Thomas Tuchel s side, who also drew at Bordeaux at the weekend and started out with out Kylian Mbappe and Thiago Silva, stay manner beforehand of the relaxation after a night time in France full of late desires, incident and VAR.

Champions PSG are 14 factors ahead of Lille, who moved 2nd on Tuesday after beating Montpellier 1-zero and stayed there thanks to Hatem Ben Arfa and Jordan Siebatcheu main Rennes to a 2-0 win at Lyon on Wednesday.

Bruno Genesio s Lyon are fourth, 15 factors behind PSG, even as inconsistent Marseille are a further points lower back after a 3-2 defeat at Nantes.

PSG now don t play till they travel to Serbia for their Champions League clash at pink star Belgrade, in which a win will make sure their development to the final 16, after Saturday s healthy with Montpellier become postponed due to safety worries.

"We reacted and confirmed a number of fine in the 2nd 1/2. We absolutely controlled play inside the opposing 1/2 and had each a variety of possession and perilous situations," said Tuchel.

"We performed very well inside the second 1/2, confirmed first-rate but could not score."

The video assistant referees have been concerned in a sequence of key choices on Wednesday, and it become VAR that helped Strasbourg take the lead over PSG, with referee Antony Gautier awarding Lala s spot kick a full four minutes after Thilo Kehrer handled Lionel Carole s fizzing pass.

The half of-time deficit led Tuchel to bring Mbappe off the bench, and it was France s world Cup famous person who received the penalty that Cavani blasted beyond Matz Sels, Lala hacking the 19-year-antique celebrity down inside the box.

PSG appeared a distinctive proposition to the sluggish group that slogged thru the outlet duration, and Kehrer concept he had made amends for giving freely the outlet penalty six mins after the ruin, only to see his header saved at factor-blank variety by using Sels.

however as the 1/2 wore on the away side ran out of thoughts and Strasbourg made a push for the win in the very last mins.

substitute Adrien Thomasson forced a splendid prevent from Alphonse Areola with a minute left, and the 24-year-vintage notion he had snatched a well-known win deep in harm time whilst he headed home Youssouf Fofana s pinpoint go.

but at the same time as most people of the crowd celebrated wildly, the linesman s flag changed into rightly raised to rule the unfortunate Thomasson s goal out for offside.

leader most of the other crucials decisions helped by means of VAR on a dramatic night turned into Loick Landre s 96th-minute winner for Nimes at Caen, which got here after Prince Oniangue had levelled at 1-1 inside the 90th minute and turned into ultimately given after Landre was determined to be onside.

VAR also got here to Bordeaux s help by way of awarding the penalty slotted home by means of Francois Kamano as they followed up on drawing with PSG on the weekend with a final gasp three-2 win over Champions League-chasing Saint-Etienne at the Matmut Atlantique.

Pablo bagged the points inside the final minute, and Bordeaux s establishing intention came at a cost to Neven Subotic, who was stretchered off with blood pouring down his face after being clattered by means of his very own goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier just earlier than Jimmy Briand scuffed in.

Dijon sank rock-bottom Guingamp further into the relegation mire thanks to Oussama Haddadi scoring 4 mins in time to hand the hosts a 2-1 win.