Paris Saint-Germain lost the top game against AS Monaco with 0: 2 (0: 1). Sofiane Diop (6th) and Guillermo Maripan (51st) scored the goals for Niko Kovac’s team.
Monaco only allowed one shot on Benjamin Lecomte’s goal. PSG dominated the game for long stretches, but Mauricio Pochettino’s team did not develop any compelling chances, despite around 75 percent possession.
Monaco limited itself to the defensive after the quick lead. The 2: 0 resulted from a series of inadequate attempts to clarify a standard situation. PSG failed to convert the oppressive superiority into goals.
The testimony: frustration. PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, who shone with a three-pack against FC Barcelona during the week, knocked out his opponent in a duel with Axel Disasi and with a little luck only received a yellow card.
At PSG, the German national players Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler initially sat on the bench. Draxler replaced Mauro Icardi in the final quarter of an hour. On the Monegasque side, ex-Leverkusen-based Kevin Volland was in the starting line-up.
The table runner-up Olympique Lyon also won 2-1 in Brest on Friday. Monaco consolidated fourth place in the table and thus direct participation in the Europa League.
The table of Ligue 1
|3.||Paris Saint Germain||26||57:17||40||54|
|14.||AS St. Etienne||26||26:37||-11||30|