Bordeaux 2 Paris Saint-Germain 2: Neymar injured as winning streak ends

PSG saw Neymar forced off through injury as they dropped points for the first time in Ligue 1 this season with a draw at Bordeaux.

Neymar suffered an apparent recurrence of his groin injury as Paris Saint-Germain saw their Ligue 1 winning streak end with a 2-2 victory at Bordeaux on Sunday.

The PSG superstar gave his side the lead with his 30th league goal, despite a long VAR review, but was substituted early in the second half at Matmut Atlantique.

Jimmy Briand hit his sixth goal against the reigning champions to level the scores before Kylian Mbappe restored the lead, the France forward requiring treatment for cramp immediately after beating Benoit Costil.

Thomas Tuchel had overseen 14 wins out of 14 but Andreas Cornelius came off the bench to head home Maxime Poundje’s cross to salvage a point for Bordeaux.

Bordeaux had the better early efforts with Briand having a header saved and Francois Kamano wasting two clear openings, but PSG took the lead in the 34th minute with a goal that was eventually awarded after the use of video technology.

Neymar started the move in midfield and arrived in the box to cushion in a first-time finish from Dani Alves’ cross, though a check was required to see if Mbappe was in an offside position in front of goalkeeper Costil.

VAR was not needed to chalk off a potential second for Neymar, who had clearly strayed offside, while Angel Di Maria hit the post shortly before the break, with the Argentina attacker also denied by the woodwork in the second half.

Bordeaux again started the second half on top and drew level through Briand’s excellent finish, the forward beating Alphonse Areola at his near post with a fine first-time strike.

Neymar limped off soon after and parity lasted just 13 minutes as Mbappe timed a run on to Julian Draxler’s throughball perfectly to thump a shot beyond Costil.

Mbappe required treatment for cramp in the aftermath of his goal as PSG feared losing both of their superstar forwards, but the France international was able to continue.

And Bordeaux snatched a draw with six minutes to go, substitute Cornelius rising above a static PSG defence to direct a header that went through Areola’s hands to ending the visiting side’s historic run.

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