Paris St. Germain slumps to loss vs. Bastia, falling farther behind Marseille

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's defensive liabilities were exposed again after it slumped to a 4-2 defeat at Bastia on Saturday, despite leading 2-0 inside 20 minutes.

PSG has failed to win any of its past three league games — losing two and drawing one.

Coach Laurent Blanc's side squandered the chance to close the gap on league leader Marseille, which lost 2-1 at Montpellier on Friday. This latest sloppy performance increases the pressure on Blanc ahead of Tuesday's League Cup quarterfinal at Saint-Etienne.

Before the winter break, Blanc lamented his team's lack of aggression and rigor, particularly when defending set pieces — and two of the goals conceded came from corners.

A minute's silence was held before kickoff in memory of the 17 people killed in terror attacks this week in Paris.

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