Evian hands PSG first defeat of season

Annecy, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Clarck Nsikulu's second-half tally held up as the winner on Wednesday as Evian held on to shock Paris Saint-Germain by a 2-0 score at the Parc des Sports.

The French champions came into the midweek clash unbeaten in league play with 11 wins and four draws through 15 games, but couldn't work their way through a stout Evian defense as the clubs went into the intermission scoreless.

In the second half, the hosts broke the deadlock in the 75th minute when Nsikulu latched onto a through ball behind the PSG defense and slotted it into the bottom right corner.

Modou Sougou put the result away with a goal four minutes from time to hand Evian its fifth win of the season to move well clear of the relegation zone with 19 points.

Despite the loss, PSG remains on top of Ligue 1 with 37 points, one ahead of second-place Lille.

Elsewhere in Ligue 1 on Wednesday, Eduardo Dos Santos' goal eight minutes from time claimed a point for 10-man Ajaccio in a 1-1 draw with Bastia, while Julien Faubert netted the only match of the contest in the 26th minute to see Bordeaux claim a 1-0 result over Guingamp.

After a scoreless first half, Maxime Barthelme opened the scoring in the 48th minute for Lorient and Vincent Aboubakar put the result away with a penalty in stoppage time following a red card to Montpellier's Abdel El Kaoutari to give Lorient a 2-0 win.

Christopher Glombard and Prince Oniangue scored for Reims in a comfortable 2-0 win against Sochaux, while Silvio Romero netted a brace and Romain Alessandrini added a third tally as Rennes rolled to a 3-1 victory over St Etienne.