PSG got humbled and taught a lesson they must learn from away to Montpellier this weekend. The game ended 3-0 to the hosts who, and it has to be said, took their chances extremely well compared to Paris who just seemed to do everything right except score.
Emery gave a start to 19 year old Christopher Nkunku in midfield and Di Maria was recalled to the first team following his injury lay off. And it was youngster who had the best chance to put the Champions into the lead with a close range header that he could only aim at the goalkeeper. And PSG lived to regret the slow start they made when a long ball by Montpellier caught it several Paris defenders and Lasne lobbed the ball over Areola who was in no mans land.
Emery was late returning for the second and only returned to see things go from bad to worse for his team. A decent strike from midfielder Skhiri put PSG right up against the wall. Following the goal, Di Maria had a great chance when two opposing defenders messed up but he could not capitalise. No turn in fortune was to come either; Lucas and substitute Hatem Ben Arfa couldn’t beat the keeper either and the game was put to bed with 10 minutes to play. A swift counter attack from Montpelleir top scorer, Ryad Boudebouz who ran all the way from inside his own half and beat Areola from a tame shot to be fair. Thiago Silva and Marquinhos did not get close enough either.
“We need to be positive and work hard to prepare for Tuesday’s match.”
Unai Emery – psg.fr
The match ended in a third defeat of the season for PSG, more than all of the loses combined from last season. Not the result Emery wanted at the start of a difficult week of fixtures for Paris. They take on Ludogorets on Tuesday night in order to solidify their top spot in the group. They PSG take on league leaders Nice, who beat Toulouse comfortably 3-0 in Sunday night and now lie 4 points ahead of the reigning champions.
Final Score: Montpellier 0-3 PSG
Top Performance: Thiago Silva – The defence was dreadful during periods of the match but Thiago Silva looked the real leader out on he pitch and was having a solid perforce up until Half Time.
Next Match: PSG v Ludogorets, Tuesday 7th December, 7:45pm