Paris St. Germain has also awarded the third championship match ball. The Starensemble of coach Thomas Tuchel lost at FC Nantes 2: 3 (1: 2) and must postpone the title ceremony again. Given 17 points ahead of pursuer OSC Lille in six games PSG is the overall eighth championship but only theoretically take. PSG started well with German internationals Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer in the starting XI and was on a masterclass after a dream goal from Dani Alves (19th). However, his Brazilian compatriot Diego Carlos (22nd / 52nd) and Majeed Waris (44th) caused the turnaround. Metehan Güclü (89.) was once again exciting. Paris can not be champion until Sunday at the earliest.
The PSG fans recalled the fire disaster at Notre Dame Cathedral before the meeting. “Le PSG Notre Club, Paris Notre Dame” was on a banner. Tuchel had at table-14. Among other things, the injured stars Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria refrain, world champion Kylian Mbappe was also spared. The coach followed the match from the stand because he had been suspended following an altercation with a referee.
Last Sunday, PSG had suffered a solid 1-5 in Lille and lost the second match point for the premature triumph in Ligue 1. Seven days earlier, the Parisians had not been able to perfect the premature championship by beating Racing Strasbourg 2-2. PSG can still achieve the double, after on 3 April by a 3-0 also against Nantes the entry into the cup final was successful. Opponent in the final on 27 April is Stade Rennes.
Paris can be French Cup winner for the fifth time in a row. In the Champions League Tuchel's charges failed despite a 2-0 first-leg victory in the second round at the English record champions Manchester United by a 1: 3 in the second leg.
(tagToTranslate) Thomas Tuchel (t) Julian Draxler (t) Thilo Kehrer (t) Dani Alves (t) Diego Carlos (t) Paris SG (t) FC Nantes