Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait a little while longer to secure their fourth Ligue 1 title after a 1-1 draw against FC Sochaux-Montbeliard on Sunday at Stade Bonal saw their lead at the top of Le Championnat cut to just eight points.
Edinson Cavani’s brilliant 24th-minute strike had given Laurent Blanc’s men a deserved half-time lead, but the hosts struck back through a second-half Thiago Silva own goal in a pulsating encounter. Both sides had the chance to win the match in the second 45, but both goalkeepers contributed toward an eventual 1-1 draw.
With PSG and second-placed AS Monaco not in action next weekend, the capital club must wait until the following Wednesday to potentially secure the title at home to Stade Rennais.
3 - PSG are winless in their last three away games (Chelsea, Lyon & Sochaux), their longest drought this season. Stuttering.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) April 27, 2014
The point helps Sochaux though, who continue their impressive recent form as they battle to avoid relegation.
Herve Renard’s men are one of Ligue 1’s in-form teams of late and now trail 17th-placed Evian Thonon Gaillard by just four points with nine left to play for.
Blanc revealed his disappointment to PSG.fr shortly after the final whistle.
"We came here looking for all three points, so we're disappointed with the result. We were a long way from our best and Sochaux played very well," he said. "We started brightly, we scored a very nice goal, but it wasn't enough."
"They caused us real problems in the second half, they equalized and we didn't do enough to win it. The draw was the right result."
Here are six things we learned from PSG and Sochaux’s 1-1 draw.