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Ligue 1: PSG held to 4-4 draw at Amiens

PARIS,FEB 16 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 2/16/2020 10:00:11 AM IST

 Paris St Germain’s second-string side were held to a 4-4 draw at struggling Amiens after erasing a three-goal deficit only to concede a stoppage time-equaliser in Ligue 1 on Saturday. 

The result left PSG 13 points clear of second-placed Olympique de Marseille after manager Thomas Tuchel rested several regular starters ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund. 
The makeshift lineup, with midfielder Ander Herrera playing in an unfamiliar right-back role, looked all at sea in the opening half as goals from Serhou Guirassy, Gael Kakuta and Fousseni Diabate gave 19th-placed Amiens a 3-0 lead.
A huge shock seemed on the cards as Diabate capped a jinking run through the middle with a low shot which went in off the post but Herrera pulled one back for the French champions on the stroke of halftime when he steered in a Julian Draxler corner.
The Spaniard’s goal helped turn the match as a pair of headers from centre back Tanguy Kouassi levelled the scores inside the opening 20 minutes of the second half. 
Amiens had again been undone by set pieces as Draxler swung in another corner for Kouassi to rise above his marker and head into the net. Five minutes later, the defender met Angel Di Maria’s cross at the far post to silence the home fans. With Amiens on the back foot, it was no surprise that PSG grabbed a 4-3 lead in the 74th minute as Mauro Icardi popped up at the far post and tapped in a fine low cross by Juan Bernat. 
His astonishing miss in the dying minutes was punished moments later at the other end as Guirassy levelled with a fine finish from inside the penalty area after he was put through by substitute Quentin Cornette.
 

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