Strasbourg, who were playing in the fifth tier of French football just six years ago, became the first team to defeat PSG in Ligue 1 this season as they beat Unai Emery’s side at La Meinau in front of over 25,000 spectators.
Goals for Nuno da Costa and Stephane Bahoken on either side of Kylian Mbappe’s goal for Paris SG, sealed this stunning triumph for last season’s Ligue 2 champions
Despite the defeat, PSG are nine points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after 16 games, with the troika of Monaco, Lyon and Marseille all tied on 32 points. Continue reading
Prior to this game Arjen Robben had taunted PSG saying that “Money doesn’t buy goals”. Unfortunately for the Dutch winger, it did, and with Bayern suffering a chastening defeat at Parc des Princes, Robben offered no comment when asked by a reporter post-match whether the side was fully behind coach Carlo Ancelotti, indicating that there may be divisions at the Allianz Arena.
Two Brazilians were on target for Paris Saint-Germain in the form of Dani Alves and Neymar, with Edinson Cavani’s goal sandwiched between the two.
The result indicates that PSG are favourites to top this group, with a second place finish for Bayern meaning tougher opponents for the Bavarians in the round of 16.
PSG are now only one of three teams not to concede a goal in the group stages (Barca and Man City are the other two), and also look to be France’s only major contenders in the Champions League, with Monaco struggling badly in their group. Continue reading
Paris Saint-Germain have already produced a statement of intent with their summer signings, and the two biggest of them, Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe, starred in this 5-0 demolition of Celtic in Glasgow. Celtic are not an easy side to beat at home in the Champions League, Continue reading
What a debut for new Stoke City player Jese! The former Paris Saint-Germain star scored on debut against Arsenal, thus helping Mark Hughes’ side to a famous 1-0 win over the Gunners. Arsenal had over 77% of possession, their most in a game since 03/04, but it was Stoke who walked away with all three points Continue reading
The PSG offload spree seems to have begun, with Jese officially signing for Stoke and Blaise Matuidi on his way to Italian giants Juventus.
The former Real Madrid star has joined the Potters on a season long loan deal and at 24, still has plenty to prove after a disappointing stint in the capital. Continue reading
The Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2017, as voted for the UNFP has been officially revealed. PSG, who had eight players in the 2015-16 Team of the Season, have only three players in the 2016/17 edition- an indication of how tightly fought Ligue 1 has been this season.
Monaco have been the surprise packages in France this season- they look set to dethrone PSG and also reached the ladt four of the Champions League. No surprise then that ASM dominate the UNFP Team of the Season with 6 players- Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Mbappe all feature in the list.
The three PSG players in the team are Cavani, Thiago Silva and Verratti. Nice and Lyon have one representative each- John Michael Serie for OGCN and Alexandre Lacazette for OL Continue reading