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Sports writing, Feb 21 . .- A goal by Chilean Guillermo Maripán at the beginning of the second half sentenced the triumph of Monaco in the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint Germain (0-2), on the twenty-sixth day of Ligue 1 dominating Lille.
The Chilean’s goal ensured the Monegasque triumph that sits in fourth place in the French competition and has his rival within range, just two points away.
After the exhibition at the Camp Nou in the Champions League against Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain was clearly beaten by Monaco (0-2).
Mauricio Pochettini’s team prolonged the hangover of European success and offered a gray version in the domestic tournament. Kylian Mbappe went unnoticed. PSG was exposed by an adversary on the rise.
Paris Saint Germain, unable to react to the goals scored by Sofiane Diop and Chilean Guillermo Maripán, is complicated by Ligue 1. It is third in the table four points behind Lille, the leader, one behind Lyon, second and threatened by Monaco, fourth that is now only two behind Pochettino’s team.
The crash was ugly for the champion at six minutes, in a great action combined by the visitors that ended with a ball sent from the left to the right where Ruben Aguilar was, who centered with his head to the small area where Sofiane Diop was, who with a header he beat Keylor Navas.
He was unable after overcoming the defense of Niko Kovac’s team, Paris Saint Germain, who disarmed when he conceded the second, at the beginning of the second half, when Chilean Guillermo Maripán took advantage of the defensive passivity of Ander Herrera and Marquinhos to execute a low shot that surpassed Navas.
The Chilean sentenced the game. Afterwards, he was solid in the rear without giving Paris Saint Germain the option to threaten the goal of goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte. The local team crashed again and again before its rival. He was powerless, without solutions, without feeling that he could correct the situation.