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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Paris Loses Lama, Gains Lead

PARIS -- Paris St Germain recaptured the lead in the French soccer league with a 1-0 victory at Cannes, despite losing inspirational goalkeeper Bernard Lama with a knee injury.


Lama was the star of the match Sunday, saving his team several times, notably in the 84th minute when he stopped a penalty kicked by Cannes' Laurent Charvet.


But the international goalkeeper, yet to concede a goal in seven matches since the league resumed, was injured in the process and had to be carried off.


Brazil's Rai scored the game's only goal from a counter-attack in the 71st minute, allowing his side to move two points clear of Bordeaux on 17 points.


Bordeaux, the only other unbeaten team in the first division, crushed Lille 3-0 thanks to goals from Didier Tholot and the in-form Jean-Pierre Papin.


Before being injured, Lama had been highly impressive, catching a fine volley from Cedric Daury in the 25th minute and frustrating most of Cannes' numerous chances in the second half.


The team from the French Riviera, the youngest side in the French league, dominated throughout but were caught off-guard when midfielder Benoit Cauet launched Rai in the 71st minute.


With the tip of his boot, the Brazilian playmaker registered his first goal of the season.