PARIS (AP) – The travails of Paris Saint-Germain continued as it drew 1-1 with Rennes on Saturday, barely looking like a big-spending team contending for the French league title.
France striker Kevin Gameiro, signed from Lorient, put PSG ahead in the 73rd minute off a cross from Jeremy Menez.
But Jonathan Pitroipa outpaced the PSG defense in the 88th to beat goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and salvage a draw for Rennes.
''We're improving,'' Gameiro said. ''We came here with the desire to play as a team. It's done. We're on the right path. Scoring this first goal is good for my morale.''
PSG spent more than 80 million euros this summer to upgrade its squad but it was Rennes that had the best scoring chances.
Sirigu, signed from Serie A club Palermo, kept PSG in the game with his heroics. The Italian goalkeeper stopped a shot from Rennes forward Razak Boukari in the 26th and denied Pitroipa in the 57th.
''I think we should have won, given the number of scoring chances that we had,'' Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti said. ''We faced a goalkeeper who made some decisive saves.''
PSG has collected only a point in its first two matches. It lost its opener 1-0 last weekend against Lorient.
''We showed character and pride,'' PSG coach Antoine Kombouare said. ''I saw players who took responsibility for playing at PSG.''
PSG defender and captain Mamadou Sakho pulled his hamstring and was replaced in the 33rd.
Also, it was: Lyon 1, Ajaccio 1; Lorient 1, Bordeaux 1; Sochaux 1, Caen 2; Saint-Etienne 1, Nancy 0; Toulouse 2, Dijon 0; Valenciennes 0, Brest 0.
On Sunday, defending champion Lille hosts Montpellier, Marseille visits Auxerre and Nice faces Evian.
In Lyon, Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez netted a late equalizer for the hosts with a header in the 83rd after Ajaccio midfielder Frederic Sammaritano opened the scoring in the 59th off a cross from Christian Kinkela.
''We feel frustrated to have stupidly dropped two points,'' Lyon coach Remy Garde told Europe 1 radio. ''We didn't have at the start of the match the ounce of luck that would have helped us.''
Lyon did not have much luck with the woodwork. Lopez hit the post twice in the first 10 minutes while Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis rattled the bar in the 60th, and a free kick from Bosnia playmaker Miralem Pjanic bounced off the post in the 88th.
Burkina Faso defender Bakary Kone made his debut for Lyon just after signing a five-year deal on Friday as centerbacks Cris and John Mensah were still sidelined by injuries.
In Lorient, defender Carlos Henrique netted a late equalizer for 10-man Bordeaux, nodding home a free kick from Jaroslav Plasil in injury time.
Bordeaux midfielder Gregory Sertic was sent off in the 78th for picking up a second yellow card. Three minutes later, Lorient forward Yann Jouffre netted from the edge of the box.
Caen midfielder Romain Hamouma outpaced the Sochaux defense to score with a diagonal shot in the 14th. Pierre-Alain Frau, signed from Lille, doubled the lead in the 67th before Algeria midfielder Ryad Boudebouz volleyed home in injury time to score a consolation goal for Sochaux.
In Saint-Etienne, defender Sylvain Marchal scored from close range for the hosts in the 89th.
In Toulouse, forward Umut Bulut poked home in the 71st. Midfielder Paulo Machado made it 2-0 by converting a penalty in the 85th after Franck Tabanou was fouled inside the area.
Toulouse earned its second victory in two matches to top the standings, level on points with Caen and Saint-Etienne.