Draxler gives Paris (and Tuchel) a big blow

Mauro Icardi and the Parisians came out of it by a mouse hole against Metz. – Francois Mori / AP / SIPA

At the Parc des Princes,

Often clumsy, sometimes abused, and finally reduced to nine at the end of the match after the expulsion of Diallo and the injury of Bernat, PSG snatched an extremely important victory against a Metz team much more courageous than hoped. A victory that puts a little balm in the heart in Tuchel three days later the inadmissible outcome of the classic against OM.

Paris no longer knows how to score (or with difficulty)

We thought about it when Bernat returned around the hour mark to replace poor Bakker, who sometimes gives the impression that the ball is against him personally. The Spanish side was the last Parisian player to score against Leipzig, the time when PSG made France dream. Since then, we must especially dream of La Canebière and its surroundings. Everything was not to be thrown away on Wednesday, let us be clear, even after the expulsion of Diallo for a severe obstruction (65th). Di Maria was in canes, much more than on Sunday, and we have in mind at least one caviar that should have reassured everyone. But Sarabia lost her modjo during the summer, and above all, Oukidja, the Metz keeper, had a great time in this subdued Parc des Princes. He drew all the balls, especially on a double Icardi-Di Maria opportunity at the dawn of the last quarter of an hour. Until that first-year chick mistake on Angelito’s not-so-bad cross. A ball dropped on Draxler who was hanging around the corner by chance. 1-0, thank you and goodbye

Metz not really rewarded

By dint of showing its weaknesses, perhaps temporary, PSG gives too many bad ideas, even to its less rated opponents. Metz had not yet scored before visiting the Park? Hognon was still tough enough to line up his Senegalese pair in front, with Boulaya in support, and between them, they wasted at least four or five very clear ammunition on well-conducted blocks in the first half. In numerical superiority, FC Metz paradoxically found itself struggling behind, but he still had his chance a hundred times at the end of the match, in particular Maziz, unable to find the frame at 18 meters. It was just before the overflow of the last chance of Di Maria and the ball of Oukidja, while Metz was evolving in double numerical superiority since the injury of Bernat, affected (seriously?) In the knee before the stoppage of play.

Tuchel can breathe (a little)

The German coach may well be the one who almost brought the C1 back to Doha, he was soon going to have his buttocks hot with a third defeat in three games. Leonardo, who has not discovered a torrid passion for his trainer since he returned from Italy, supported him very weakly on Sunday evening after the first classic lost since the advent of the Republic. We can easily imagine the anger of the Brazilian if he had to report in high places of a new disappointment against one of the weakest formations of L1 on paper. However, hold on tight, it turns out that Allegri, a friend of his, is probably a little fed up with being on vacation since he got heavy on Juve. In short, it was over this time, but it can quickly smell the charred for Tuchel from Sunday in Nice, that he will have to deal with without Neymar, Paredes, or Kurzawa, heavily sanctioned as planned by the disciplinary committee of the LFP.

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