PSG remains intractable in Ligue 1, although the team’s game continues to leave doubts and although the lack of a goal continues to be worrisome. Today, the Parisian side achieved their eighth consecutive victory in Ligue 1 after beating Montpellier 2-0 thanks to a fantastic goal from Gueye in the first half and a goal from Draxler at the end. The Ligue 1 leader could have ended the match with a much higher income than the result dictates, but the permissiveness of the local attackers gave life to a Montpellier that, although it competed, never gave the impression of having a close tie.
Pochettino, who was looking to get closer to Tuchel’s 14 consecutive wins at the start of Ligue 1, an absolute record for PSG, He barely made any rotations despite the wide distance he has with respect to his main competitors at the top of the table. Without Messi, the coach joined Mbappé, Di María and Neymar in attack and, in the center of the field, where Verratti was still missing, Gueye, Ander Herrera and Paredes were chosen today to command the division. In goal, Seventh start for Keylor Navas in nine games this season.
PSG has got used to opening the can in the early stages of the game this season. If against Metz it was Achraf in the 10th minute, today it was Gueye’s turn, who, without ever being a scorer during his career, disguised himself as a forward with a shot to the square with his left leg that was unstoppable for Omlin. Those of Pochettino were an avalanche, as in Metz, during the first 20 minutes, but little by little the rhythm of the meeting was appeasing and Montpellier, through the always talented Teji Savanier, accumulated several arrivals, including a shot from the midfielder that Keylor Navas repelled with certain difficulties.
If PSG was an unsustainable team for Montpellier at the beginning, the second leg of the first half left us again the same image as in the last two games, with A Parisian outfit putting on the brakes to spare no effort on the eve of Tuesday’s final against City and with a Montpellier that, although it tried to reach the rival goal, did not want to go on the attack to leave space for Mbappé and company. However, and just before the break, Ander Herrera hit the crossbar with another great shot with his left foot very similar to Gueye’s.
In the second half, PSG, as if they had the game more than controlled, decided to give Montpellier possession, which had the tie in Mavididi’s bootsbut an attentive Keylor avoided it. Those of Dall’Oglio once again exposed the difficulties of their rival, especially in the defensive setbacks on the wing, where neither Neymar nor Di María help their full-backs, Achraf and Diallo today. However, the chances were still blatant for PSG, who in the boots of Neymar and Mbappé he wasted two opportunities that could have sentenced the game more than half an hour to go. Draxler, on the first ball he touched in the final stretch, put the finishing touch and PSG slept even more as the leader of Ligue 1.
Nicolas Cozza (25 ‘, Matheus Thuler), Leo Leroy (78 ‘, Jordan Ferri), Makouana (78 ‘, Florent Mollet), Sepe Elye Wahi (78 ‘, Steffi Mavididi), Wijnaldum (80 ‘, Idrissa Gueye), Icardi (87 ‘, Kylian Mbappe), Draxler (87 ‘, Di María), Nicholas gioacchini (87 ‘, Joris Chotard), Rafinha (90 ‘, Ander Herrera)
1-0, 13 ‘: Idrissa Gueye, 2-0, 87 ‘: Draxler
Referee: Antony Gautier
VAR Referee: Wilfried Bien
Makouana (91 ‘, Yellow