PSG held again at Toulouse


Paris St Germain came from behind to draw 1-1 at Toulouse but will feel frustrated at dropping yet more Ligue 1 points as they toiled at the Stade Municipal. It is the fifth time they have drawn this season and, although they remain unbeaten, Laurent Blanc will be growing increasingly frustrated by their failure to finish teams off. Ben Yedder's fifth goal of the season gave the hosts the lead before Jean-Christophe Bahebeck equalised — and that is how it stayed as PSG were frustrated throughout the second half. Yedder's opener moves him joint second with PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts and the visitors will be left wondering what might have been had the Swede been available to play. He remains sidelined with a heel injury along with fellow absentees Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi. The away side were slow out of the traps and Toulouse almost got themselves in front after just three minutes when Yedder was left in acres of space at the far post but saw his header saved well by PSG keeper Salvatore Sirigu. Five minutes later the 23-year-old had his goal, though, when he nicked the ball from Serge Aurier – who is on loan at PSG from Toulouse – and slotted home from an acute angle past the stranded Sirigu. The lively youngster almost added a second shortly after when he unleashed a right-footed drive from 20 yards but this time Sirigu did well to block it. PSG finally had something to shout about just after the half-hour mark when Bahebeck's cool finish levelled things up. The 21-year-old notched his first-ever Ligue 1 goal for PSG in style as he raced clear of Toulouse's backline, who were caught napping as Marco Verratti's lofted free kick bounced into the box. Bahebeck's neat first touch brought it down before he fired home with precision on the half-volley. PSG finally started to ask some serious questions after the interval, with Toulouse keeper Zacharie Boucher stopping efforts from Lucas Digne and Bahebeck. Their best opportunity to snatch the win came in the 85th minute, as Blaise Matuidi latched on to a sloppy clearance and unleashed a brutal shot only to be denied by Boucher. A minute later Yedder went close with a free kick from 25 yards out but this time he just missed the target, sending it over the bar. The draw moves PSG into second, although that will change if Lille beat Bastia, while Toulouse are up to seventh ahead of Saturday's late games.