A very bad operation for the Parisians in the race for the title in Ligue 1.
In the wake of its show of force at Camp Nou against FC Barcelona (1-4), in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League, PSG this time fell on a much stronger team defensively, the AS Monaco, Sunday evening at the end of the 26th day of Ligue 1. A 2-0 defeat conceded at the Parc des Princes leaves the Parisians in 3rd position in the standings, 4 points behind the leader, Losc, ASM falling to 2 lengths of Parisians.
Mbappé had no space
It must be said that Niko Kovac’s game plan was impeccable. As usual, the ASM evolved in 3-4-2-1 with the ball, with Ruben Aguilar and Caio Henrique as a lane player and Sofiane Diop and Kevin volland inside the game, in support of Wissam Ben Yedder. Only one action overflowed Paris, from the 5th minute: Aguilar has precisely put a cross from Volland for the opening of the score of Diop (6th)!
Defensively, Monaco did not settle in 4-4-2, but regrouped in 5-4-1, with Axel Disasi associated with Guillermo Maripan and Benoît Badiashile in central hinge. Led by the score, the Parisians, still without Neymar or Angel Di Maria, had very little space to differentiate. Kylian Mbappé, after his shattering hat-trick in Catalonia, was harmless. Therefore, Mauro icardi and Moise kean had almost no opportunity.
Despite the entry of Verratti
A lot of pressure from the Monegasques as soon as they returned from the locker room, helped by the unexpected failure of Presnel Kimpembe, resulted in a loss of ball byAnder Herrera and the 2nd goal signed Guillermo Maripan (51st). PSG never managed to restart the game despite a second wind brought by a Marco veratti launched before the hour of play (55th). The reigning French champion finished with 9 strikes, only one of which was on target …
The classification of Ligue 1
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