PARIS (AFP) – Anthony Martial scored an injury time equaliser for Monaco as a tired looking and injury stricken Paris Saint-Germain were held 1-1 at the Parc des Princes Sunday, their sixth draw in nine French league games.
Paris had been playing out the game after a Lucas Moura 70th-minute strike looked likely to deliver a much needed win to the defending champions.
But fans watched in horror as Brazil defender David Luiz lamely tapped the ball into Martial’s path deep into injury time and the 18-year-old made no mistake.
Runaway leaders Marseille now have 22 points after their seventh straight win Saturday, 2-1 away at Caen, Bordeaux, who lost 1-0 at Reims, have 17 points while PSG, Lille and Nantes are all on 15.
The game had seemed set for a 0-0 deadlock with PSG drained from a thrilling 3-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League midweek and Monaco having earned a hard-fought draw at Zenit St Petersburg also jaded.
But an unmarked Moura side-footed home from the edge of the six-yard box in the 70th minute after fine work from man-of-the-match, Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore.
The first half was uneventful until Maxwell’s cross on 37 minutes went begging as a sluggish Edinson Cavani arrived slightly late for a simple nod in.
PSG were left to thank Salvatore Sirigu’s reflexes after he then finger-tipped a Yannick Ferreira Carrasco snap-shot onto the crossbar on 43 minutes to hold the score to 0-0 at half-time.
Veteran Zoumana Camara and Luiz were kept busy, but were never panicked by the Monaco forward line.
Pastore put Cavani in just before the hour with a deft through ball only to see the Uruguayan run through with perfect timing and miss the ball completely.