They still remain the fairytale people aren’t talking about, or rather the ones people talk about not being talked about. Guingamp have managed to be part of the furniture in the Ligue 1 for a while now, even when it seems like they have no right to.
The community club are well-managed, have little danger of relegation, and are capable of pulling a shock, as Monaco found out last weekend. So they were bound to head into this game with Paris Saint-Germain this weekend with confidence. And so it proved, with Ludovic Blas giving them the lead at the home of the champions on the cusp of halftime.
That lead was doubled by Jimmy Briand, a sixth goal against PSG for the capital-born veteran. But PSG aren’t champions and the league’s most formidable side for nothing, and in seven of the final 15 minutes, Edinson Cavani scored twice to salvage a point for Unai Emery’s side.
Irrespective of the slip up, Guingamp still hold their heads high at the thought of all they can attain.
Elsewhere, Monaco continued their winless run, as a goalless draw at home to Amiens means it’s now three games without a win for the dethroned champions, who drop to third. Their second spot is now occupied by Lyon, who have now won six in a row after beating Nantes, who drop into the bottom half.
Marseille were held at Angers, Bordeaux saw off Dijon 3-1, while Lille grabbed three precious points at home to Metz in a bottom of the table clash, and St. Etienne kept their grip on fifth spot, by ruining Montpellier’s Louis Nicollin Remembrance day.
PSG 2-2 Guingamp
Montpellier 0-1 St. Etienne
Lyon 2-0 Nantes
Bordeaux 3-1 Dijon
Lille 3-1 Metz
Angers 1-1 Marseille
Monaco 0-0 Amiens
Rennes 2-1 Toulouse
Troyes 3-1 Caen
Strasbourg 1-1 Nice