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More woe for PSG

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French giants Paris St Germain plunged closer to the relegation trapdoor on Sunday when they squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at bitter rivals Marseille.
The defeat left PSG just two places and three points off the drop zone and piled further pressure on coach Paul Le Guen while Marseille moved into fourth place and still hopeful of a European place next term.
Meanwhile, Bordeaux humiliated Monaco 6-0, and embarrassed the watching Prince Albert, to move within a point of league leaders Lyon who lost 1-0 at Le Mans on Saturday.
At the Stade Velodrome, PSG took the lead on the half hour mark when Laurent Bonnart brought down Amara Diane which allowed Jerome Rothen to score from the penalty spot.
But Nigerian star Taye Taiwo, who had scored in the midweek UEFA Cup win over Spartak Moscow, levelled with a drive from an acute angle in the 35th minute before Mamadou Niang added a crucial second just before half-time.
Mathieu Valbuena created the opportunity for Niang to register his 12th league goal of the season.
"We felt we were on top in the first half hour so it is really annoying to lose like that," said Le Guen.
"It's been a long time since Marseille have been tested like that at the Velodrome so it's even more annoying not to be rewarded with points."
At the Stade Louis II, Laurent Blanc's Bordeaux side scored all their six goal in the second half to increase the pressure on Lyon.
Bordeaux opened the scoring six minutes after the interval when Argentinian import Fernando Cavenaghi converted a Johan Micoud pass.
Micoud added a second with a drive off the underside of the crossbar on the hour mark before Cavenaghi added his second, and his team's third, four minutes later.
Monaco's problems deepened in the 65th minute when Diego Perez was red-carded for a crunching foul on David Bellion leaving the way clear for Micoud, Marouane Chamakh and Gabriel Obertan to compete the rout.

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