Paris Saint-Germain had been knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by lowly Guingamp.

5-time defending Coupe de la Ligue champions Paris Saint-Germain are out after an unbelievable 2-1 defeat to Guingamp at Parc des Princes on Wednesday — their first home cup loss since January 2014.

Neymar had given Thomas Tuchel’s males the lead with a uncommon headed purpose on 63 minutes, moments after Marcus Thuram had missed a first penalty for the guests. Extremely, PSG contrived to concede two extra spot kicks in the ultimate 10 minutes, and each had been punished, first by Yeni Ngbakoto after which Thuram, as Les Parisiens’ home cup dominance ended at 49 consecutive wins.


As far as the match is anxious, none — that will have largely been the case had PSG won as it was a very poor efficiency. Nonetheless, the largest potential optimistic to take from the result is that Tuchel now has tangible proof that he wants at the very least one new signing this month as he continues to lengthy for a defensive midfielder.


First of all, the penalties. Three in a single match? Debatable or not, such a complete over 90 minutes — not to mention 45 — is unacceptable for a staff like PSG, and the German tactician can have made that clear to his gamers. Second, the first-half showing was diabolical, and though the second was a bit higher and there was at the very least some urgency, it was nonetheless not ok general. Final, as soon as the capital outfit did begin creating probabilities, they had been wasteful, they usually paid the penalty — actually — for that profligacy.

Supervisor score out of 10

6 — Tuchel may solely watch on in horror as his staff threw away a one-goal lead by way of a collection of sloppy defensive errors — his mid-match adjustments truly improved the hosts’ efficiency and made a optimistic result a chance.

Participant rankings (1-10; 10 = finest. Gamers launched after 70 minutes get no score)

GK Alphonse Areola, 6 — Confronted three penalties and almost stored the final one out, whereas he additionally made a sensible save early in the second half to hold Guingamp out.

DF Thomas Meunier, four — Conceded the primary penalty and though he assisted Neymar’s purpose with a good cross, he was removed from at his finest.

DF Thiago Silva, 5 — Not individually at fault, however he was nonetheless unable to hold PSG’s again line from falling aside and conceding three penalties in a single half.

DF Thilo Kehrer, three — His nasty behavior of conceding penalties continues — he gave away the third and decisive spot kick, which now makes a complete of 4 since he signed from Schalke final summer time.

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DF Juan Bernat, four — Largely stable however unspectacular, he was penalised for the second penalty, which pulled Guingamp stage — even when it was debatable.

MF Angel Di Maria, four — Rusty and never concerned sufficient through the first half, it was no shock that he was withdrawn at half-time.

MF Marquinhos, 6 — Logically sacrificed on the break to give PSG higher creativity after the driest of opening halves.

MF Julian Draxler, four — Not concerned sufficient to actually affect the sport, he may simply have been withdrawn had Tuchel not opted to make two half-time adjustments.

MF Moussa Diaby, 5 — Unusually, he appears to fare higher as an influence substitute than a starter. That mentioned, virtually all of the beginning XI had been under par, so it was hardly the perfect aspect to have been included in and he did what he may.

FW Kylian Mbappe, four — Oddly subdued, Guingamp’s ultra-defensive tactical setup at first didn’t assist, however it labored to perfection for coach Jocelyn Gourvennec. Additionally had a penalty shout turned down and went shut a few instances.

FW Neymar, 6 — Scored a uncommon headed purpose to give PSG the lead however talked himself into a reserving late on. Invested, as has typically been the case this season, however he can not do every little thing alone and it felt at instances like he was the one one succesful of successful the sport for the hosts.


FW Edinson Cavani, four — Despatched on for the second half, he was booked late on and responsible of some woeful ending, so his misses proved expensive. That mentioned, his direct method virtually paid speedy dividends with a headed effort moments after being launched.

MF Marco Verratti, 6 — Like Cavani, he made his return to motion for the second 45 and appeared a bit off the tempo at instances, however he was nonetheless significantly better than many of his teammates and was cautioned late on as tempers threatened to boil over.

MF Dani Alves, N/R — Given the ultimate quarter of an hour, he got here on simply in time to watch the defence capitulate with a view from midfield.

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