Paris Saint-Germain tied 1-1 in the hour against Lorient, after a meeting on the 19th date of the French championship, which will certainly leave dependencies. Although Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the comfortable leader of Ligue 1 with 46 points, 13 more than their side in Nice, the Parisian team did not perform well and ended up celebrating parity at the last minute thanks to Mauro Icardi’s header.
A visit to the home of Lorient, the team in the penultimate position and in the relegation zone, will cause a headache for the Argentine coach, who chose to position the three Argentines from the start: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi. . Instead, Leandro Paredes and the two stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were absent. The three were heroes of some of the most dangerous actions that took place in the last quarter of the game.
El Fideo stopped on the left, La Pulga was the obstacle and Mauro was the area reference in the attack. However, their positions were not fixed as they were rotating during the match and Messi was seen from the right. As in the unusual goal play that Di Maria missed in the sequel.
The counterattack began with a deep shot from Sergio Ramos, who came off the bench, but was later sent off with a double warning. Lionel Messi in the center of the right wing lowered the ball with his left foot, kicked it with his knee and sped into the penalty area, leaving defender Moritz Jens behind.
Once in the area, Messi enabled Di Maria who reached full speed through the center. Although he was lonely and the front arc was almost in a small area, Fideo shot the ball down and sent it over the bar. He said it all to his girl. It was a very clear play that the team missed after ten minutes of the match and the match was delayed 1-0 with a goal by Thomas Monconduit.
Thomas Monconduit, at 40 meters in the first half, opened the account for Lorient and Icardi equalized at 46 meters per second. And the Paris national team ended with ten men due to the sending off of Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, 40 meters from the finish.
Messi was the best in his team, with a left-footed shot on the post, and narrowly lost it before the departure of goalkeeper Paul Nardi and the decisive pass that Di Maria missed with a shot over the crossbar, among other interventions.
But the performance of Paris Saint-Germain was generally poor, which adds new questions to the work of Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino, and, moreover, reinforces the rumors of problems and divisions in the dressing room that were broadcast during the week by the various sports media in France, led by L. to equip.
Beyond everything, PSG is still comfortable at the top with 46 points. They are followed by Nice (Argentine goalkeeper Walter Benitez, who beat Lens 2-1), and Jorge Sampaoli of Marseille, who without Leonardo Valerdi tied 1-1 with Reims.