PSG in second spot after drawing 1-1 with Bordeaux

By Jerome Pugmire

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, March 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Paris Saint Germain's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, from Italy, foreground, punches the ball, during his French League One soccer match, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday March 25, 2012.

Thibault Camus, Associated Press

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain slipped behind Montpellier in the French title race on goal difference after drawing 1-1 at home to Bordeaux on Sunday, needing a late equalizer from striker Guillaume Hoarau to avoid a second straight defeat.

PSG crashed out of the French Cup quarterfinals after a 3-1 home loss to Lyon in midweek, and another defeat looked on the cards after striker Cheick Diabate gave Bordeaux the lead in the 77th minute.

But Hoarau equalized four minutes later when he controlled a neat backheel from substitute Mathieu Bodmer just inside the penalty area, span and hit a low shot that goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso got a hand on but could not keep out.

With nine matches remaining, Montpellier and PSG have 60 points, but Montpellier's goal difference is three better than PSG's. Lille is seven points behind them in third place.

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