PSG were expected to step onto the pitch in today’s match and win by at least two or three goals. The opponent was Evian Thonon Gaillard, and they were never to be taken lightly as they were able to keep a clean sheet in addition to hitting the back of the opposing net twice.
That’s right folks, you read that bit right. Evian defeated PSG thanks to a late double to record a 2-0 victory. They defended well, rode a bit of luck perhaps when it came to that area and lit it up on the offensive end of the field. This is a victory that they should rightfully be celebrating even though they have no chance at winning the Ligue 1 title.
PSG is a talented team that is headlined by the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura. These three are only a few of the more impressive ones on this squad, but when none of them are at their absolute best winning is not too possible as the defense and midfield can’t carry everyone. They all need to step up their game to defeat each and every team in this rather weak league.
Hopefully no one is offended when that is said, but let’s face it: There will not be as many upsets when it comes to the bigger clubs in France as there are in the English Premier League. When lower teams such as Evian defeat the best in PSG, everyone will be talking about it for weeks to come. When it happens in England it makes a headline, but then the next game comes around and all is forgotten — most of the time, that is.
Here is the lesson of the day for PSG: They have to take every team seriously no matter how lowly they may seem.