PSG ridicule Guingamp but loses Verratti

Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, January 19, at the Parc des Princes.
Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, January 19, at the Parc des Princes. Michel Euler / AP

Atmosphere worthy of Roman circus games at the Parc des Princes. In the final minutes of the match, supporters of Paris-Saint-Germain pushed their team, with great reinforcement of "olas" narquoises, and hoped she scored a tenth goal. Las. If they were not granted, the spectators will have attended Saturday, January 19, at an offensive festival: PSG humiliated (9-0) Guingamp, red lantern, during the 21st day of Ligue 1.

This is the biggest victory in the history of the club of the capital in his lair, in the league. Neymar's teammates equal their performance on March 13, 2016, on the lawn of Troyes. That day, PSG version Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) won its fourth consecutive title in the league. It was then the earliest coronation in history.

As if they were playing in a Champions League match, building up a steady pace, the German coach Thomas Tuchel's protégés got into a steamroller. Under the sleet, PSG relied on its trio of star strikers: Neymar scored twice, Mbappé and Edinson Cavani have scored a hat-trick.

The offensive trident has been illustrated by its ingenious combinations and classy actions. As for the Belgian Thomas Meunier, he participated in the feast by completing this success (83rd minute) in a Molten Park. It was a succession of spectacular gestures and devastating raids.

Striking the Costarmoricans, Paris players took their revenge ten days after their surprise elimination (1-2) by Guingamp, January 9, in the quarterfinals of Coupe de la Ligue. With two games late, PSG consolidates its leading position and is thirteen points ahead of his dolphin Lille.

The worrying injury of Marco Verratti

This "orgy" however did not overshadow the premature exit, in the 18th minute, of the Italian Marco Verratti on injury. The 26-year-old midfielder saw his left ankle twitch after being kicked by Guingampais Eboa Eboa. Tears in his eyes, "Little Owl" was exfiltrated by the medical staff of PSG.

A disturbing scene within a month of the capital players' move to Old Trafford on February 12. Essential wheel of the "machine" in Paris, will the Transalpin be available in the duel against Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League?

Verratti's injury sends PSG's leadership back to his delicate pursuit of a defensive midfield when one of the post's specialists, Adrien Rabiot, in conflict with the club because of his refusal to extend his contract, has trained with the reserve team, Friday.

" I am very sad. It's not just for recruitment, because it was necessary already with Marco. But Marco's injury changes everything. Playing without Marco is completely different. I think it's serious. It's hard. It is possible that a few weeks are missing"Stormed Thomas Tuchel in a press conference. The German technician has put a little more pressure to its leaders, whose priority will be to urgently recruit a "number 6".

Lacking solutions in this sector of the game, Tuchel had established, against Guingamp, the Brazilian veteran Dani Alves (35 years old), back right side of the trade, in midfield. For want of anything better, he had lined defender Marquinhos in the midfield over the last few months. An experiment that has been crowned with some success.

" In the middle, there are several possibilities: Verratti with Marquinhos, Dani (Alves) with Verratti, Dani with Julian Draxler, or Dani with Marquinhos. But without Marco, and with Kimpembe injured, there remains only one choice Tuchel enumerated with a grimace.

according to TeamSenegalese Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Germany's Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) and Argentina's Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg) are in the spotlight for PSG recruiters in this winter transfer window (January 1-31) .

Rémi Dupré

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