PSG slip-ups give hope to Ligue 1 rivals. At the start of the season, the question was whether the PSG of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could go the whole campaign undefeated in the league. They duly went unbeaten through their first 16 games but that run ended when they came up against their nearest challengers Lens on New Year’s Day. With Messi still taking a post-World Cup break, PSG was blown away in an intimidating atmosphere in France’s far north and lost that game 3-1.
PSG slip-ups give hope to Ligue 1 rivals
On Sunday they suffered a second straight defeat on the road, losing 1-0 at Champions League chasers Rennes despite fielding Messi, Mbappe and Neymar together for the first time since the World Cup. Now a crunch Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich is on the horizon – the first leg in Paris is on February 14.
“If it is a question of time then it is urgent. We can find a thousand excuses, our players were scattered all over the place for weeks. But the World Cup is finished now,” Galtier said after Sunday’s game.