Unheard of for France for 51 years …




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    PSG annoyed

    PSG could have the mask at the end of their match against Manchester City.

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    Marco Verratti

    PSG lost 2-1 at the Parc des Princes.

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    Joy PSG

    The evening had started well.

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    But Marquinhos

    It was indeed Marquinhos who opened the scoring from the first quarter of an hour.

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    The Brazilian was back after three weeks of absence.

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    Pep Guardiola

    But Pep Guardiola was able to find the words at half-time.

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    Kevin de Bruyne

    Kevin de Bruyne equalized shortly after returning from the locker room.

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    Mahrez free kick

    And Riyad Mahrez doubled the lead in the process.

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    Joie Manchester City

    The Citizens are in a strong position ahead of the second leg.

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    Idrissa Gueye

    PSG even ended the evening at ten after the expulsion of Idrissa Gueye.

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    Kylian Mbappé and Neymar

    Neymar and Kylian Mbappé had a difficult night against Manchester City.

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    Kylian Mbappé

    The French striker did not even attempt the slightest shot.

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    And Neymar was hardly more prominent.

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    Neymar vs Manchester City

    The Brazilian nevertheless wanted to believe in a turnaround in a week.

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    Mauricio Pochettino

    Like his players, Mauricio Pochettino refused to abdicate.

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    “We have lost a battle but the war is not over,” Neymar said.

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    Joy PSG

    PSG nevertheless only has a 7% chance of qualifying according to previous European Cups.

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    Joie Manchester City

    And the Citizens have lost only one of their last 21 matches in C1.

France may have a representative in the last four of the Champions League, the hexagonal clubs are struggling as rarely.

The defeat conceded by the PSG in front of Manchester City (1-2), Wednesday, during the first leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League tarnishes the record of French clubs a little more on the most prestigious European stage.

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This setback is indeed the 14th recorded by a tricolor formation this season. Fourteen defeats conceded in just 23 matches. With now 61% defeats, France is experiencing its worst loss ratio since the 1969-70 season.

That year, Saint-Etienne, after eliminating Bayern Munich in the first round despite a 2-0 loss in the first leg, lost twice to Legia Warsaw in the round of 16. What is worth a ratio of 75% of defeats.

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