PSG lost to Manchester City on Wednesday in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. Not without registering Idrissa Gueye’s expulsion.
It is a fact of match which could have turned out to be catastrophic for the PSG and which may have repercussions next week at the Etihad Stadium. In the last quarter of an hour of the half to go from C1 between Paris and City Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Idrissa Gueye saw red by giving an ugly sole to an Ilkay Gündogan who, like his teammate Kevin De Bruyne, made the red and blue collective dizzy (77e). Fortunately for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, no more damage to the scoreboard.
The day after this disappointment – and a setback finally conceded at home on the score of 1-2 – the main interested party cracked a message of apology on social networks, addressing his partners while encouraging them to the exploit next Tuesday in the north of England. ” Sorry to have let you down guys, writes the Senegalese midfielder on his Instagram account. It will be hard not to be able to defend our colors with you in the second leg, but nothing is done, I trust you. “
Thus deprived of one of the precious executives of their mid-game, the Parisians will have to compose in the semi-final return with the reinforcement of Danilo Pereira, unless Ander Herrera enters the rotation or the Argentinian strategist of PSG does not opt for a change of system with a tip: Mauro Icardi or Moïse Kean in this case. “ We lost a battle but the war is not over », Has already hammered Neymar. According to UEFA records, 7% of teams beaten 1-2 at home in a first leg still qualified.
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