Sunday’s meeting at the Parc des Princes in Paris was declared the clash of the best snipers. There is no shortage of these in PSG or Monaco. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is dominated by Kylian Mbabane (16 goals) and Moise Keane (10 goals). In turn, the Dutch team is being chased by Wissam Ben Yedder (13 goals) and Kevin Valent (12 goals). The young attackers, especially from Paris, showed up on Tuesday. PSG beat Barcelona 4-1 at Camp Nou. Mbabane scored a hat-trick and Keane scored a goal. Football players from the French capital are already one step ahead in the Champions League quarterfinals. However, the Parisians have something to do with Ligu 1. In recent years, PSG have dominated the competition, and now they have to chase Lily and Olympic Leonois, in addition they are under pressure from Monaco.
The main thing to consider before this meeting is the organization of the hosts. However, Pochettino fielded an optimal eleven. He left Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria on the bench. If the Parisians were expecting an easy trip, the guests quickly brought them back to Earth. In the 6th minute, Sofian Diop scored a goal using a pass from Ruben Aguilar. For Diop, this is the sixth hit of the season. However, this did not wake up the Pochettino team. In the first half, the hosts did not even shoot a single shot at Benjamin Lecomte’s goal. Radoswa Majeki did not even find himself on the tournament team. The Parisians were completely toothless in the first half.
In the first clash of these teams, Nico Kovac’s players are the best. In the game played at the end of November, PSG already took a 2-0 lead after two goals from Mbappe. In the second half, Valent responded with two goals, eventually using a Chess Fabregas penalty kick.
“We do what the coach outlined before the game,” Aguilar explained briefly during the break. After that, little has changed. The Parisians do not know how to enter a group of well-organized guests. Not only that, but Kovac’s team lead increased. Like the first game, they did it in the 6th minute of the second half of the game. Guillermo Mariban scored the 5th goal of the season. All the goals he has scored this year. The defense attorney showed the greatest presence of mind in the penalty area of Paris. Keeler said nothing to Navas. Pochettino tried to act with changes. He brought Di Maria and Verratti on the pitch, but it didn’t help much. Could this be the result of exhaustion from meeting in Camp Nou? Hard to say, but PSG undoubtedly played below expectations. The first and only accurate shot of the match, the Parisians fired only in the 60th minute of the match. Monaco controlled the game. Eventually, the Dutch team found a way to dominate Ligue 1 for the second time this season.
Earlier, the leader of Lilly may have won his meeting. Mastiff is four points ahead of PSG, beating Lorient. It looks like the championship will be decided between the first four places.
PSG – AS Monaco 0: 2 (0: 1)
Goals: Diop (6.), Mariban (51.)
Montpellier – Renz 2: 1 (2: 0)
Goals: Maviti (17., 27.)
Lens – Dijon 2: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: Fopana (30.), Bansa (64.) – Musinga (61.)
Good – Mets 1: 2 (0: 2)
Goals: Kouri (61-K) – Kouet (15.), Kue (38.)
Nimes – Bordeaux 2: 0 (1: 0)
Goals: Melling (14.), Report (71.)
Strasbourg – Anger 0: 0 (0: 0)
Lorient – Lily 1: 4 (1: 2)
Goals: Hercules (23rd) – Cravillon (21st), Fonde (38th), Symbols (59th), Frederick (90 + 1)