Germain's lead at the top of Ligue 1 was reduced to five points on Sunday after Achraf Hakimi was sent off after a 3-1 home defeat by Lorient and direct rivals Marseille,

who beat Auxerre 2-1.  Parc des Princes before Hakimi was sent off for a second yellow card in the first 20 minutes.

Kylian Mbappe opportunistically equalized for the home side after Lorient goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo

PSG lead in Ligue 1

accidentally dropped the ball, thinking the referee had missed his free-kick.

PSG lead in Ligue 1 cut after latest defeat

Lorient deservedly regained the lead before the break, however, when Darlin Yongwa converted a goal from close range to secure a late

win when Bamba Dieng cleared to score from the second deficit after Gianluigi Donnarumma saved his shot.

The final whistle was met with jeering from the home fans in a stadium one end of which was closed as a penalty after fans set off flares in the recent defeat by Lyon.

It was PSG's sixth Ligue 1 defeat of 2023 and brought Marseille closer to the goal,

PSG lead in Ligue 1 cut after latest defeat

raising further doubts about the capital city's club's pursuit of an 11th league title.

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