Original title: Paris Preview: The last 5 games embarrassingly won only 1 game, Messi will still hang up the free card
At 4:00 a.m. on January 16th, Beijing time, the 21st round of the 21/22 season of Ligue 1 will usher in a battle of focus. At the Parc des Princes, leaders Paris Saint-Germain will host Brest.
In the history of Ligue 1, the two teams have faced each other 30 times, Paris has 16 wins, 11 draws and 3 losses, with a score of 49 to 22. At home, Paris has 8 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, with a score of 22 to 8. The last time Paris lost to Brest was in the 23rd round of the 1984/85 season. Paris lost 1-3 away. The only time Paris lost to Brest at home was in the ninth round of the 1981/82 season, when Paris lost 2-1 at home. In the first clash of the season, Paris beat Brest 4-2 away.
Paris have won only 1 of their last 5 games
In the Ligue 1 standings, Paris still has a huge lead. Before this round, Paris led the second-placed Nice team by as many as 11 points. But judging from the recent record, Paris is actually very mediocre. In the last 5 league matches, Paris has only 1 win and 4 draws. In addition to the win over Monaco, Paris drew against Nice, Lens, Lorient and Lyon. In these 4 draws, Paris has only scored 3 goals in total. For Paris, this kind of attack obviously cannot meet the expectations of fans.
Messi will still hang up the free card
During the Christmas and New Year holidays, Messi contracted the new crown in Argentina. Although Messi returned to Paris last week after the new crown turned negative, he was still unable to conduct team training. As of Friday, local time, Messi is still only able to train alone. In this case, the possibility of Messi participating in this round of Ligue 1 no longer exists. Messi has already missed the first two games of the year in Paris, and his 2022 debut appears to have to wait.
Injured and damaged soldiers
In the last round against Lyon, Paris had a large shortage of personnel. These include injured players like Neymar, new crown-positive players like Donnarumma and Di Maria, players like Messi who failed to resume joint training, and players like Ashraf and Gueye who left the team to participate in the African Cup of Nations . With no one available, Pochettino even had to put Wijnaldum on a strike he was completely unfamiliar with. Although some players in Paris have returned this round, their overall strength is still greatly reduced.
Pochettino (Paris Saint-Germain): Neymar is continuing his rehabilitation program, Messi is much better, but he still has to train with the help of the team doctor, I hope he can return to the team soon. Messi will not be included in the next Argentine squad? I can’t draw conclusions about what hasn’t happened, and now we just hope he’ll be back soon. Will Messi miss out on Brest? Yes.
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3): Navas/Crel, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat/Herrera, Wijnaldum, Paredes/Di Maria, Ignatius Cardi, Mbappe
Brest (4-4-2): Bizot/Gabriel, Chardone, Jerrell, Dufan/Favre, Agume, Lasne, Honorat/Ledogan, MeunierReturn to Sohu, see more
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