A week after his surprise defeat against Dijon, Paris has revived in Brest (1-2) in the league, despite the absence of several executives.
By winning on the Brest lawn (1-2), Saturday, November 9 at the 13e Ligue 1 day, Paris has comforted, in suffering, its first place before the international truce. Without Mbappé and still deprived of Neymar, both injured, Cavani was the only representative of their offensive trio – the MCN – field-aligned. The Uruguayan striker, little in sight, will have taken advantage neither to score points, nor to score goals.
Brest, ninth in the rankings, bravely tried his luck against the Parisian ogre and finished the match with 17 shots, including 4 shots only in the Parisian goal guarded by Sergio Rico. PSG substitute goalkeeper, the Spaniard has been tenured for the first time in place of Kaylar Navas, injured adductor during the warm-up. Like his club, the goalkeeper is able to play to be afraid, to the point of missing a recovery that has almost cost dear to his.
"I like this victory"
Manhandled, the Parisians were able to count on their two players in form: Di Maria and Icardi. At the edge of offside, Di Maria opened the scoring at 39e minute, a lob from the left. Before the Brest, after having tried a lot, reattach to the score thanks to a goal of Grandsir (72e). As so often, Icardi did not miss out on his chances and stifled the hopes of the locals with an opportunistic goal, five minutes after replacing Cavani. "El Matador" has to worry: the Argentinian Icardi, nicknamed "El Aguila", continues to chain the good performances and pushes Cavani more and more towards the bench.
Thomas Tuchel was satisfied with the outcome of the match: "I like this win because it was difficult, like a Cup match, we changed a lot of players, some lacked confidence but it was necessary to be cool," said the PSG coach. I am very happy: it's five wins in six games. "