There is the PSG of the Champions League, capable of winning brilliantly on the lawn of FC Barcelona on Tuesday (4-1), and that of Ligue 1, including the setback on Sunday night (0-2) facing Monaco is not a mishap in view of the Parisian record in the hexagonal games. Putting these worrying figures into perspective.
One in twelve points against the big guys
The balance sheet is starving. In its confrontations against other members of the top quartet of the League, PSG is picking it up. Two defeats against Monaco (0-2 and 3-2 on the Rock in November), a home loss (0-1) against Lyon in December and only a small draw – certainly frustrating – scratched on the Lille lawn (0-0 ). In four games against his close rivals, Mbappé and his partners have therefore taken only one point and scored only two goals.
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“It’s a reality, but we haven’t been here long enough to explain everything that has happened,” Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino replied on Sunday. We will analyze and we will continue to work. “One way for the Argentinian to emphasize that this poor record is also that of Thomas Tuchel.
Six losses in Ligue 1
Never seen since the arrival of Qatar at the head of the club. Since the start of Ligue 1, PSG have lost six of the 26 games they have played: the two against the Monegasques, the defeat against Lyon, but also those in Lens, Lorient and at the Parc des Princes against the ‘OM. This is the poor record of the Parisian club since the 2010-2011 season, where he lost six times. That year, Rudi Garcia’s Lille were crowned. The Northerners are leaders, and the coach is second with OL.
“It is true that these three points would have done us good. But that, we can not change it, answers Pochettino, questioned on the possibility of Paris losing its title. But we will continue to fight. As long as we can do it, we will continue. “
A single shot on target against Monaco
The flashy Camp Nou victory numbers seem far away. Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes, the Parisians have certainly tried their luck ten times, but only framed one shot, a header from Moise Kean captured by Lecomte (60th). A record comparable to that of the trip to Lille in December, where the title holders had only managed to aim for the opposing goal once in eight attempts.
On Sunday, the Parisian offensive animation seemed to suffer from the absence of Marco Verratti, dazzling in Barcelona but left on the bench at kick-off against ASM. Pochettino justified this choice by the physical condition of the player.
Zero shooting for Mbappé
Monstrous in the Champions League on Tuesday, Kylian Mbappé was unrecognizable against his former club. Well controlled by Axel Disasi, the world champion did not shoot once on Sunday night, only touching the ball in the opposing box on five occasions.
According to Opta, this is the third time that the striker has failed to strike in a Ligue 1 match that he starts as a holder after a defeat against OL (1-2) in January 2018, where he was out injury in the first period, and a draw (2-2) in Marseille in October 2017.
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