The champion of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered a shock 1-2 defeat against a Dijon who was standing at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table in the earliest match of the 12th round.
PSG got off to a good start when young talent Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring in the 19th minute but then no longer retained the position of the French champion before Dijon played determined. The subjectivity has led to defensive mistakes and PSG has to pay with 2 goals against Mounir Chouiar (45 minutes) and when Jhonder Cadiz (47 minutes).
Even if you take advantage of the opportunity to score better, Dijon can bring victory more isolated. The reason was explained by coach Thomas Tuchel after the game that PSG was too passive and no cohesion between the players although the attack still has the presence of Angel di Maria, Mbappe, Mauro Icardi…
This is PSG’s third Ligue 1 defeat this season, but the Paris team continues to hold the top while still holding a gap of 8 points compared to the second team Nantes (against Bordeaux in round 11). Meanwhile, a surprise victory over the French football giant helped Dijon temporarily escape from the bottom of the table.
In fact, PSG had some difficulty implementing the game due to playing under the torrential rain at Gaston Gerard. However, coach Tuchel admitted: “We did not keep the rhythm of the match well and had accuracy in the finishing stages. We hate losing, but we don’t deserve to get points in this match. We have to accept defeat and improve but I still believe in my players”.
However, the defeat at Dijon will be a hard shock to swallow and a slap into the pride of PSG when the opponent has not won them in Ligue 1 since 2011 until now. Therefore, the French champions need to rebuild their confidence and adjust their squad before the match against Club Brugge at home in the Champions League group stage in the middle of next week.