Ancelotti urges PSG to bounce back
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Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has called on his side to refocus for Sunday's Ligue 1 clash against Bordeaux after they suffered their first defeat under the Italian's leadership.

PSG were knocked out of the Coupe de France by Lyon, who beat them 3-1 at the Parc des Princes last night, to record their first loss since they were defeated by Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League first round on 1 December.

But former Chelsea manager Ancelotti, who was appointed coach of the Parisian club at the end of last year, believes the result gives his side a better chance of claiming the Ligue 1 title.

"She arrived, the first defeat," Ancelotti told Sport.fr. "It's hard to accept, because losing the match at home, it's not easy. But that's football.

"After the game I remembered the second half was good. We must have the spirit to play 90 minutes like we played the second half.

"We are disappointed with the elimination as it was an important competition, but now we have the opportunity to be focused on the championship. It may be a good opportunity to get a big reaction in the next game."

PSG are top of the overall standings, two points ahead of nearest rivals Montpellier, and face a Girondins side who dropped points against lowly Ajaccio in last weekend's 1-1 draw.