Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Paris St Germain’s record goalscorer as he netted two first-half penalties to steer the Ligue 1 leaders to a 2-1 home victory over Marseille.

PSG had been behind in Le Classique thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s header on the half-hour mark.

But Ibrahimovic equalised 11 minutes later with a spot-kick he won himself, then earned and converted another penalty within three minutes to overtake Pauleta as his club’s all-time goal king with a tally of 110.

The Sweden international has scored his goals in 137 matches for the French powerhouses, who he joined in 2012, while Pauleta notched his 109 goals in 211 appearances.

Marseille were awarded a penalty themselves 10 minutes into the second half, but PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp kept out Abdelaziz Barrada’s attempt to ensure the champions move five points clear at the summit.

Monaco’s woes at home continued as they were forced to come from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Rennes at the Stade Louis II.

The principality side are yet to claim maximum points in front of their own fans this season and, despite Wallace cancelling out Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener, the hosts were unable to push on for the win.

They might even have ended up with nothing if Pedro Henrique had made the most of his second-half penalty, but he was denied by Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic.

Lorient returned to winning ways after coming from behind to beat struggling Bordeaux 3-2 after both sides finished the game with 10 men.

Diego Rolan put Bordeaux ahead just before half-time but Benjamin Moukandjo headed the hosts level and Majeed Waris put them ahead from the spot.

Zargo Toure doubled the lead after 79 minutes but there was still time for both Andre Poko and Lamine Gassama to be given their marching orders for an altercation before Bordeaux’s Adam Ounas scored his first Ligue 1 goal at the death.

Caen moved up to third, level on 18 points with second-placed Angers, after Andy Delort’s goal steered them to a 1-0 home win over St Etienne.

Alexandre Lacazette scored his first league goal from open play since April as Lyon claimed a slender 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Reims.

Lacazette missed a penalty but grabbed the game’s solitary strike on 44 minutes to down Olivier Guegan’s side, who have made an impressive start to the season, losing just once before Saturday.

Angers backed up their impressive defeat of Marseille last weekend with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bastia.

Yoann Andreu and Cheikh N’Doye combined to tee up Billy Ketkeophomphone, who converted first time in the 41st minute.

Two minutes later Abdoul Camara fluffed a penalty for Angers, but they were not made to pay.

Ten-man Troyes‘ winless start to the season continued as they went down to a late Younousse Sankhare goal in a 1-0 defeat to in-form Guingamp.

The hosts wasted the best chance of an uninspiring first half when Yoann Court’s shot came back off the right post but Sankhare did not miss when he had the chance nine minutes from time.

Troyes’ misery was compounded with five minutes left to play when Thomas Ayasse was harshly shown a second yellow card.

Ajaccio also remain winless in the top flight after they were held to a 2-2 draw by fellow strugglers Toulouse.

Toulouse took the lead through Martin Braithwaite’s emphatic finish before the hosts levelled just a few minutes later via Kevin Mayi’s header.

Ajaccio turned parity into a half-time lead when Gregory Puyol bundled home but this time the visitors had an answer, Braithwaite’s shot deflected for an own-goal by Issiaga Sylla.

The game between Nice and Nantes was abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch.

By that point the score was already tied at 2-2, Jules Iloki and Adrien Thomasson scoring for Les Canaris and Valerie Germain netting twice in response.

Djibril Sidibe scored his first goal of the season as Lille ended their four-match winless run with a 2-0 victory over Montpellier on Friday.

The hosts started brightly and took the lead two minutes before the break when Sofiane Boufal scored from the penalty spot after going down in the area moments earlier.

Lille doubled their advantage in the 64th minute when Sidibe found the top corner with a stunning strike from the edge of the area.

Montpellier were awarded a spot-kick in the 72nd minute when substitute Quentin Cornette was fouled by Sebastien Corchia. Ryad Boudebouz watched his penalty bounce back off the post before slotting in the rebound, but with no-one else having touched the ball in between the goal was disallowed.

 

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