PSG were not far from crowning France for the tenth time in their history, following their beautiful victory at Angers (0-3) on Wednesday evening. But OM’s success against Nantes (3-2) deprives the Parisians – at least for a few days – of their seventh title since the arrival of the Qataris in the capital.
The equation for Paris was simple: victory at Angers, and at the same time expecting a worse result from OM against Nantes. Gambhir, Kylian Mbappe’s Paris, Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos scored at Anjou, in a 3-0 win at the Raymond-Copa on Wednesday evening.
But dutiful, the Parisians heard the bad news go back to their ears at the final whistle: Marseille went on to snatch a breakthrough against the Canaries (3-2), delaying the tenth by at least a few days. The coronation in League 1 in their history, the seventh since the arrival of Qataris in the capital. However, a year after giving up their title at Lille, the capital’s club did what they could to recover their dues in the match on Day 33.
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What if, in the end, it wasn’t a blessing in disguise?
Thanks to Mbappe’s 22nd goal in the championship with a low firecracker (0–1, 28th) from the left, the Parisians quickly put themselves in their best position. PSG, who remained on three consecutive wins including two appearances against Lorient (5–1) and Clermont (1–6), before offering the Classic against OM (2–1), already after a header. The brake was made on the brake. Sergio Ramos (0-2, 45th+2), holder in the Paris three-man defense. Mbappe rolled to the right (64th) was not far from a double, then a shot from the left well was deflected by Anthony Mandrea (65th).
But this evening (0-3, 77th) it was Marquinhos with a header from Angel Di Maria’s second assist, who completed the huge breakthrough of ten of Mauricio Pochettino’s players at the end of match after match. Edouard Michut (90th +1). After a blow inflicted by enemy Marseille, a good blow for nothing.
Perhaps a not so unpleasant scenario for Paris, if we take into account the fact that no celebration was planned to celebrate this symbolic bar of the French “decima”. Those who now have a great chance to celebrate in front of their audience at the Parc des Princes, Lens on Saturday evening (9 p.m.). This title, which would come sooner or later, would have been received in the gloom of Anguin Stadium, an evening of presidential debate. It will, in any case, be diluted in an opposite season when it is made official. Branded by Bernabeu Nuisance, which will inevitably spoil the party a bit.