RC Strasbourg – Paris Saint-Germain: PSG Keep Pace In The Hunt For The Title (1-4)
Although Strasbourg’s defensive approach out of a 4-4-2 shape had holes that Paris Saint-Germain could exploit, it was mainly in transition where the Paris side’s individual quality claimed the points. Despite the scoreline, the defensive frailties on display led to a not-so-comfortable outing for PSG.
Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma.
The upcoming weeks can be considered a constant season finale in which every game, both domestic and certainly in Europe, will be of great importance for PSG. Their last league game served a blow to their title challenge as direct rivals Lille narrowly beat them. PSG did have a bounce-back performance in a 3-2 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich. They would hope to continue the momentum in this clash against Strasbourg. The hosts were hovering just above the relegation zone and were searching for points to maintain their safe positioning.
The hosts were set up in a 4-2-3-1 shape by manager Thierry Laury. Matz Sels was in goal with Frédéric Guilbert, Lamine-Gueye Koné, Stefan Mitrović and Anthony Caci ahead of him. In midfield were the pair of Ibrahima Sissoko and Jean-Eudea Aholou. The trio in support of striker Habib Diallo were Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Adrien Thomasson and Dimitri Liénard.
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