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Manchester City-PSG (2-0) – Paris showed record clumsiness

This is the very first time that Paris has not taken the slightest shot in an LDC match since Opta analyzed the competition in 2003/04. Developer.

Finalist of the last edition, Paris Saint-Germain will not achieve the double blow. Beaten twice by Manchester City, 2-1 in the first leg and 2-0 in the return, the Ile-de-France club said goodbye to its dreams of being crowned in the Champions League. Tuesday evening, at the Etihad Stadium, PSG delivered a disappointing match, lower than more determined English.

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Worse, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were unable to be really dangerous, and Ederson, the Manchester City goalkeeper, had a rather quiet evening, although saved by his crossbar in the first period on a recovery from the head of the l ‘inevitable Marquinhos, the only Parisian up to the task in this match.

Paris tried 14 shots but never managed to find the frame

A lack of offensive inspiration perfectly illustrated by the statistics of our partner Opta Jean. In Manchester, Paris was simply too clumsy to hope for better. Indeed, it is the very first time that Paris does not frame the slightest shot in an LDC meeting since Opta analyzed the competition in 2003/04. You had to go back to May 6, 2015 and Bayern Munich against Barcelona to see a team fail to frame a single shot in a semi-final match in the competition. Developer.

In addition, Paris attempted 14 shots without ever being able to find the frame – equaling the most attempts for a team without a frame in a Champions League meeting since Opta analyzed the competition, also in 2003/04 (Juventus v Lyon on February 26, 2020). A very sad record for PSG …

In short, it is therefore a logical elimination for the Champion of France, who will now have to be content with the national scene. As a reminder, PSG, dolphin of LOSC in Ligue 1, is not sure to preserve its title. Sunday, it will be imperative to take the three points against Stade Rennais, under penalty of plunging into crisis.

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