the PSG falls back in Dijon

The Paris club has already lost three times since the start of the season, in Rennes (2-1), Reims (2-0) and Dijon (2-1). A first for nine years.

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Kylian Mbappé scored the only goal, PSG side. PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP

Paris Saint-Germain, imperial in the Champions League, lost for the third time in the French Championship this season, 2-1 in Dijon, Friday 1st November, opening of the 12e day. The Paris club, already beaten in Rennes (2-1) and Reims at the Parc des Princes (2-0), still retains a good lead at the top of the rankings on his dolphin, Nantes, traveling Sunday in Bordeaux.

With an eighth loss in Ligue 1 in 2019, this is his worst total in a calendar year since 2010, says Team. Thus, we must go back to the 2010-2011 season to see Paris bow three times in his first twelve Ligue 1 games.

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A little collective game of the leader

"This is not the first time that a last of table wins against a first, it will not be the last (…) We never controlled the game, we never played with precision, speed and the mentality that are necessary. Today, we did not deserve, we did not play together, " regrets coach Thomas Tuchel.

However, Kylian Mbappé, ahead of goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, opened the scoring pretty quickly after a deep pass from Angel Di Maria, to score his fifth goal this season in the Championship.e). But in the additional time of the first period, the Dijonnais equalized by Mehdi Chouiar after a throw-in and a center delivered from the right wing by Didier Ndong on which the goalkeeper Keylor Navas and the Paris defense were holes.

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The second penalty came shortly after the break from a goal scored by Venezuelan Jhonder Cadiz, who slalomed safely into the defense before shooting a shot from the left in a closed corner (47).e).

A solidarity Dijon defense

On the bench, the German coach has not masked his annoyance several times in front of the low investment of his team, apathetic in the midfield recovery. Deprived of six injured players (Neymar, Veratti, Thiago Silva, Meunier, Kehrer, Herrera), Tuchel also chose to leave on the bench the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, yet recovered from a hip injury two months ago but who has not been a member since 25 August.

The second half of the PSG, however, was of better quality with many opportunities for his attack trio Di Maria (56e, 62e), Mbappé (61e) and Icardi (75e). The latter even found the crossbar (64e) before Leandro Paredes hits the post (69e).

The coming into play of Cavani (72e), encouraged by several hundred supporters of the PSG, did not bring the most expected, even if the Uruguayan was dangerous with a recovery passing little by little after a Mbappé center (83).e).

The Paris team, which added a fifth offensive element with the contribution of Julian Draxler in the place of defender Abdou Diallo (81e), continued to collide with the solid Dijon defense behind which goalkeeper Alfred Gomis was a strong last defense.


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