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Ligue 1: for PSG, a season of missed opportunities under the microscope


He only missed one point in Paris to be champion in place of Lille, this Sunday evening, during the last day of Ligue 1 ... A poi

A point.

This is all that PSG will have missed this season to finish champion of France - thanks to a better goal difference - in place of Lille.

With eight defeats (against three for Losc), Paris has missed its chance too much.

Even the four draws weigh heavily at the time of the balance sheet which is also necessarily that of regret.

A brief overview of the twelve matches that deprived Paris of the title.

September 10. Lens-PSG: 1-0.

"The champion already on the mat" headlines our newspaper at the end of this unexpected defeat at the promoted Lensois, three weeks after a Champions League final in Lisbon. It is true that Navas, Marquinhos, Paredes, Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi, then Mbappé, are absent due to coronavirus. With the young Bulka in goal, Ruiz-Atil and Kalimuendo holders, Paris finally cracked on a goal from Ganago (57th) following a poor recovery from the Polish goalkeeper who ended up loaned to Châteauroux.

September 13.

PSG-Marseille: 0-1.

Three days after the first opening defeat of its season since 2011, PSG loses its first clasico in ten years.

Thauvin arose to deceive Rico (31st) and Paris only made believe in a return on a push marked by two exploits of Mandanda, in front of Sarabia (57th) and Neymar (59th) then on a ball that could not resume the Brazilian in front of the open goal (69th) undoubtedly disturbed by his conflict with Alvaro.

November 20.

Monaco-PSG: 3-2.

It is a match that he had in hand and that PSG let slip.

Paris led 2-0 at the break before losing.

"Inadmissible", "catastrophic", said Kimpembe at the end of the meeting.

November 28.

PSG-Bordeaux: 2-2.

Paris will never have been immune to unpleasant surprises this season.

This draw is not the fault of young Pembélé,

who scores against his camp for his first start.

"We must improve certain details, play more as a team", conceded Neymar at the microphone of Canal + after a meeting that Paris could even have lost at the end of the match.

December 13. PSG-Lyon: 0-1.

The series of defeats against direct rivals for the title race begins that evening. In his analysis, our journalist Dominique Sévérac writes: “PSG has been caught up by its ills of the season, between its unworthy background of fire, the tactical wanderings of its coach, its weariness some evenings, its injuries in each match. Shake it well, it's the cocktail of defeat, the fourth of the league season in just 14 days, a worrying pace. In a week, Paris goes to Lille and the idea will progress: can the title of champion escape the club of the capital? "

December 20.

Lille-PSG: 0-0.

We now know that Presnel Kimpembe's decisive tackle at the end of the match to prevent Yilmaz from scoring will not have been enough to be champion.

Up front, Kean lacks efficiency and spoils several opportunities.

Thomas Tuchel did not find the solution to make a blow in the North.

Three days later, he will be disembarked.

Read alsoPSG: Thomas Tuchel, the reasons for his dismissal

January 6.

Saint-Etienne-PSG: 1-1.

The first match of the Pochettino era can also leave regrets against a poorly ranked opponent.

PSG quickly becomes a mess and lets pass a great opportunity to win in extra time on a shot from Sarabia that passes over ...

January 31.

Lorient-PSG: 3-2.

That they are expensive, these three points abandoned at Moustoir ... Paris led 2-1, but he let Lorient return at the end of the match with in particular a against Moffi in added time, while all the Parisians had climbed to the front. posts.

“It's a school fault.

It is a scandal !

»Commented Eric Rabesandratana about this action.

the 21st of February.

PSG-Monaco: 0-2.

As written in our columns: Paris "cannot become champion of France in 2021 with so much difficulty against the big guys and such a limited game collectively".

The domination of Kovac's men was clear.

It is perhaps the defeat that feeds the least regret.

We would have liked to end the season in a different way.

After a difficult year, without your presence in the stands;

I cannot pass up this opportunity to thank all your affection.

Soon we are back ❤️💙 @PSG_inside #Pure

- Sergio Rico González (@ sergiorico25) May 24, 2021

March 14.

PSG-Nantes: 1-2.

After the setback against Monaco, the Parisians had made a pact aimed at securing 12 successes in the last 12 games.


A bad pass behind Mbappé offers a second goal for the Nantes people in an evening marked by the disturbances caused by the burglaries at Di Maria and the family of Marquinhos.

April 3.

PSG-Lille: 0-1.

The opportunity was good to recover after two defeats at the Park.

But against Galtier's men, Paris will crack, once again, when the opportunities were there but Maignan deflected Mbappé's cross shot at the start of the match.

Faced with an opponent he had dominated 3-0 in the Coupe de France on March 17, Paris failed to revolt and ended up at ten with the expulsion of Neymar who was far too nervous.

May 9.

Rennes-PSG: 1-1.

This is the last so symbolic episode of this season of missed opportunities.

Paris leads in Brittany but is joined and then finds itself three points behind Lille.

The draw against Saint-Etienne des Nordistes (0-0) will only heighten the regrets of a lost title, while it will have been the whole season at hand.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-05-25

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