PSG travelled to a buoyant Ajaccio after their week one win over Nice, a venue where Les Rouge et Bleu haven't historically enjoyed the best results and they voyaged without the man of the moment, a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ruled out with an ankle problem...
In a white-hot Stade François Coty, matched only by the 32 degrees Celsius that met the players as they walked out onto the pitch, it was the home side that started the better. Sirigu produced a good save to block Diarra's acrobatic effort (9e), before watching as Faty's header from a corner flashed over the crossbar (10').
Ajaccio held the advantage at the 15-minute mark, before Paris fought back. Nene's free-kick was the first to fire a shot in anger with a free-kick (19').
The Brazilian was involved just minutes later as he cut inside from the right wing and laid the ball into the path of Ménez who, from six yards out directly in front, was denied by a brilliant save from ACA's Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa (27')!
Ten minutes passed before Ochoa's goal was delivered another big scare. Chantôme was beaten in the air by the Mexican before a second header for the PSG midfielder just seconds later ended safely in the 'keeper's gloves (37'). Two great chances for the capital club, but the match remained scoreless at half-time.
The second half started like the first, with the home side on top. Diarra went within a whisker of getting on the end of Cavalli's free-kick (53') and seconds later, Sirigu got just enough on Eduardo's shot to send the ball onto the post (54')!
Things took a turn for the worst for the capital club when Lavezzi was given a straight red card for a tackle on André (59')...
Carlo Ancelotti looked to his bench to change the game, bringing on Gameiro and Verratti , at the expense of Ménez and Nene.
Despite playing a man down, Les Rouge et Bleu refused to throw in the towel, illustrated by Gameiro's powerful strike, palmed away by the inevitable Ochoa (78').
Jallet was next to test his luck with a long rage volley (84') that flew wide of the mark.
There was just two minutes of stoppage time left to play when... the lights went out at the Stade François Coty.
After a ten minute break, the lights came back on, but there was no flash of brilliance to settle the match one way or the other in the final seconds as the islanders and the capital club ended all square at 0-0 after an even game.
It's now time to turn attentions to Les Rouge et Bleu's next home game in just under a week. Paris take on Les Girondins de Bordeaux in the capital next Sunday in a traditional Ligue 1 rivalry. It's the chance for Carlo Ancelotti's men to make their mark against another giant of the French top flight in their fight for the 2012-13...