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Guillermo Ochoa 'heroic' performance

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Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain were held to a surprising 1-1 draw with AC Ajaccio at home, a side that finished just one spot above relegation last year. 

That wasn't the case, however, and Benoit Pedretti fired the Corsica side into the lead in the ninth minute. What followed were 80 minutes of almost relentless Parisian attack, with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani - a deadly duo - playing the full match up front. 

Cavani netted a beauty with four minutes remaining to salvage a point, but the main talking point was the heroic performance of Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Over the whole match, the hosts had an incredible 15 shots on target and Ochoa was equal to all but one of them - that 18 yard Cavani strike. 

Ochoa denied decent attempts by Ibrahimovic and Maxwell to take the away side in level at the break. The second half was were the Mexican international really shone. 

Cavani, Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti were all brilliantly denied and even as PSG pushed further and further forward, the home side always found either Ochoa or the woodwork in the way. PSG boss Laurent Blanc will be disappointed by the result, but not the performance.

Had it not been for the Mexican, the Parisians could have earned a big big win. When asked by a Canal+ interviewer after the game if his side would have taken a point without his services, the modest Ochoa responded: "I just try to help my teammates as much as I can."

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