Paris St Germain was held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw at St Etienne in coach Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge on Wednesday as the French champion failed to make its possession count.
Moise Kean cancelled out Romain Hamouma’s opener in the first half but PSG was unable to find the net again as it let Olympique Lyonnais, which beat RC Lens 3-2, open up a three-point lead at the top of the standings.
PSG did, however, move up to second on 36 points from 18 games, leapfrogging Lille on goal difference after the northeners slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Angers.
Elsewhere, former France coach Raymond Domenech returned to the bench with Nantes, 10 years after Les Bleus were knocked out in the first round of the 2010 World Cup in embarrassing fashion, with the Canaries held to a 0-0 home draw by fourth-placed Stade Rennais.
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