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Ibrahimovic's brace gives PSG draw against Lorient

Paris, France (Sports Network) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the second half as PSG rallied from two goals behind to draw Lorient, 2-2, on Saturday at the Parc des Princes in its opening match of the 2012-13 Ligue 1 season.

An early own goal from Maxwell and a goal from Jeremie Aliadiere in first-half stoppage time gave Lorient a surprise two-goal lead, but Ibrahimovic struck in the 63rd and then from the spot in the 90th.

Ibrahimovic was part of the over $100 million makeover for PSG this offseason, which followed more than $100 million in transfers last year.

PSG needed him against Lorient.

The clear favorite in France this season, PSG escaped with a point to avoid an embarrassing home loss to kick off the new season.

Bordeaux 3, Evian 2

Annecy, France - Henri Saivet's goal five minutes after halftime turned out to be the match-winner, as Bordeaux edged Evian, 3-2, on Saturday at the Parc des Sports in the teams' Ligue 1 opener.

Ludovic Obraniak and Yoan Gouffran scored inside 15 minutes as Bordeaux took a quick two-goal lead, but Daniel Wass pulled a goal back in the 18th for Evian. Saivet extended the lead back to two goals for Bordeaux in the 50th.

Saber Khelifa scored in stoppage time for Evian, which fell short at home.

Bastia 3, Sochaux 2

Montbeliard, France - Toifilou Maoulida scored a brace in a three-goal second half for newly-promoted Bastia, which returned to Ligue 1 with a 3-2 win over Sochaux at the Stade Auguste Bonal on Saturday.

Slovan Privat scored in the 12th minute for Sochaux, but Anthony Modeste tied the match in the 58th for Bastia and Maoulida scored in the 74th and 82nd. The hosts pulled a late goal back through Thierry Doubai in the 88th.

Lille 2, St Etienne 1

Saint Etienne, France - Benoit Pedretti scored in the 90th minute as Lille won its opener Saturday at St Etienne, 2-1, at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Lille, which won Ligue 1 two years ago, led through Aurelien Chedjou after 58 minutes, but Romain Hamouma answered in the 73rd for St. Etienne. Pedretti won all three points for Lille with his late goal.

Lyon 1, Rennes 0

Rennes, France - Yoann Gourcuff scored in the 16th minute as Lyon beat Rennes, 1-0, on Saturday at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in the teams' Ligue 1 opener.

Rennes had Jires Ekoko sent off on the half-hour, and Lyon made the early goal stand up to open its season with a road win.

Ajaccio 1, Nice 0

Nice, France - Eduardo Dos Santos scored in the 10th minute as Ajaccio opened its Ligue 1 season with a 1-0 win on the road over Nice at the Stade Municipal du Ray.

Nancy 1, Brest 0

Nancy, France - Yohan Mollo scored in stoppage time as Nancy edged Brest, 1-0, on Saturday at the Stade Marcel Picot in the teams' Ligue 1 opener.

Valenciennes 1, Troyes 0

Troyes, France - Rincon's own goal was enough for Valenciennes to edge newly- promoted Troyes, 1-0, on Saturday at the Stade de l'Aube in Ligue 1.

08/11 17:27:58 ET


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