Monaco gave a really good fight away to PSG last Sunday night, taking out a point in a 3:3 game.
In quite effective first halftime they firstly stood behind int he scoreline already in the third minute, then reverted the scoreline via goals from Martins and Ben Yedder within the next ten minutes, but still stood behind in the scoreline again till the halftime whistle.
It was the Parisians who looked like controlling the ball and the situation more in the second halftime, but Slimani leveled up the result in the 70th minute.
Not much was seen until the end of the game with an uncreative performance from both teams. Anyhow, it surely represents a very positive outcome for them, as the side stands at the eight position now and can only climb up in case of another point(s) taken in this one.
Midfielder Martins (18/4) is doubtful, with a couple of long-term absentees that didn’t play this season a lot anyway.
It surely was a setback for PSG on Sunday evening, but looking at the quality of both teams they are the only ones to be blamed.
They did allow their visitors to score easier than usual, having still the lead in the second halftime but not trying actually fore more and the punishment came.
Once they needed it, in the last twenty minutes of the match, their attacks simply weren’t as fluid as they usually seem to be. In any way, they remain five points above the second-placed Marseille and still the only favorite in the title race.
However, no doubt that the team would want to get revenge for their second setback this season in front of their own fans.
Central defender Diallo (15/0) is out injured, as well as left-back Bernat (15/0), right back Meunier (12/0), midfielder Herrera (6/0), defensive Marquinhos (16/1) and forward Choupo-Moting (9/3).
PSG have scored at least 3 goals in their last 6 matches against Monaco.
We’ve seen these two in action a couple of days ago and it’s difficult to expect that anything very different will be shown here.
If anything, Monaco should only be morale boosted for this one and even less afraid to attack. It may result in a different outcome, but the goals shouldn’t be missing this time either.