Stephane Bahoken downed PSG with a bullet finish in the 65th minute to drag the lowly home side away from relegation trouble and up to 14th. The exhausted Strasbourg players charged over to their gobsmacked fans at the final whistle of a breathless encounter which saw the hosts hold off a bombardment from their all-star guests that lasted right to the end of the nine minutes of stoppage time. "To beat a team like that you need all the planets to align and you need to go above and beyond," said Strasbourg coach Thierry Laurey. "They fought like lions out there. I am very proud of this team."
"We deserved to win, but that's football. It's difficult to keep winning games, to win all the time. During each match, we try to play well and win."— Goal (@goal) December 3, 2017
Emery felt PSG did plenty to come away with a victory https://t.co/Buxh4JMudT pic.twitter.com/Z1dDHrzYTW
"We missed out tonight. We created chances but we weren't able to convert them. We conceded two silly goals, we lacked a bit of concentration," PSG defender Marquinhos told Canal+. "We will learn from this. We have a very important match coming up and we need to think about that already." Radamel Falcao closed in on Ligue 1 top scorer Cavani with his 14th goal of the season as Monaco took advantage of PSG's defeat with their first win in four games to move second, nine points behind the leaders.
No excuses from Dani Alves after PSG's loss on Saturday pic.twitter.com/1kcoXcRlBX— Goal (@goal) December 3, 2017
The Colombian's second-minute strike was enough for Leonardo Jardim's team to scrape past second-bottom Angiers 1-0 to close the gap ahead of third-placed Marseille's short trip to Montpellier on Sunday and Lyon, in fourth, travelling to Caen. Mario Balotelli was on target as Nice beat bottom club Metz 3-1 to move four points clear of the relegation zone. RESULTS Strasbourg 2 (Da Costa 13, Bahoken 65) Paris Saint-Germain 1 (Mbappe 42) Lille 1 (Pepe 63) Toulouse 0 Monaco 1 (Falcao 2) Angers 0 Nice 3 (Pléa 26, Balotelli 56, Saint-Maximin 71) Metz 1 (Roux 29) Rennes 2 (Khazri 72, Andre 84) Amiens 0 Troyes 0 Guingamp 1 (Briand 22)
What a thumping header from Falcao! ??? pic.twitter.com/vCn9IuSSgw— Goal (@goal) December 2, 2017