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Football: PSG suffer Cup shock, Falcao hurt in Monaco win

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:16 AM
 
Montpellier's Columbian forward Victor Hugo Montano celebrates after scoring during the French Cup football match between Paris Saint-Germain(PSG) and Montpellier (MHSC) on Jan 22, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Montpellier in the round of 32 of the French Cup on Wednesday, while an injury to star striker Radamel Falcao overshadowed Monaco's win against minnows Chasselay. -- PHOTO: AFP 

PARIS (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Montpellier in the round of 32 of the French Cup on Wednesday, while an injury to star striker Radamel Falcao overshadowed Monaco's win against minnows Chasselay.

Unbeaten at home since November 2012 and flying high at the top of Ligue 1, PSG were expected to see off a struggling Montpellier side at the Parc des Princes.

However, the visitors have improved recently under coach Rolland Courbis and took the lead 20 minutes in when Daniel Congre headed in a Siaka Tiene cross.

Home coach Laurent Blanc left Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench at kick-off, although that allowed Edinson Cavani to play in his favoured central striking position and the Uruguayan converted a Lucas Digne centre to draw PSG level on the half-hour.

 
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