After a tough week around the club, a 2-1 victory over Lorient was much appreciated by the fans and keeps PSG firmly in the race for the title; still sitting three points off Monaco but have now moved clear of Nice who failed to win on Friday night.
Paris fans would have dreaded anything less than a victory against Lorient who were bottom at kick off. A negative result on Sunday could have sparked a crisis after the horrific week PSG have had, but by the end of the evening the fans were at ease with a comfortable win.
Edinson Cavani had the fist great chance of the match after a slick attacking move but Lecomte was quick off his line to deny El Matador. Lorient weren’t as fortunate from the following corner though. Di Maria wiped the ball in and Cavani thought he had scored his 28th league goal of the season before it was ruled to be a Benjamin Jeannot own goal.
Paris doubled their lead after the break when Cristopher Nkunku’s strike from 25 yards out was aided by some questionable goalkeeping. Lorient managed to pull one back but the victory was never in doubt for Emery’s men.
Nkunku and Pastore both put in excellent performances last night. Both players were at the heart of everything positive in Les Parisiens attack and the Frenchman received Paris’ highest rating from L’Equipe. The only downside to the win was Serge Aurier. Meunier got injured in the second half but was forced to continue to play through the pain as Aurier took an eternity to get ready and changed off the bench. The situation gained a lot of criticism on social media and is another problem in a long chain of controversial events involving the right back in Paris.
The satisfactory victory certainly puts Paris back on track in the league. Their Ligue 1 hopes look to be the key in attempting to regenerate and take something out of a season, that unless Emery can take his team to the treble, will be classed as a failure come May.
Final Score: Lorient 1-2 PSG
Top Performance: Cristopher Nkunku – Nkunku scored the crucial goal and put in a solid performance to help his team take away the three points.
Next Match: PSG v Lyon, Sunday 19th March, 8:00pm