Ligue 1 – 13th day
Eight days after a surprise defeat in Dijon (1-2), PSG was again in trouble this Saturday in Brest. But an opportunistic goal from Mauro Icardi allowed Thomas Tuchel's men to win (2-1).
The lesson: Paris got scared
The meeting then gave the impression of being able to switch on one side or the other. Entered the game five minutes earlier, Mauro Icardi was eager to tip the scales on the Paris side (84). In his characteristic style, he took advantage of a poorly cleared ball by the Brest defense to score his fifth goal in Ligue 1. And give a definite advantage to PSG, which has not made a draw in the Championship since sixteen meetings. This Saturday afternoon, Brest would have deserved to break the series.
17 – Mauro Icardi ?? has scored 5 goals in 84 touchdowns in Ligue 1 this season, one goal every 17 touchdowns, the best ratio for a player who has scored at least 2 goals in the 5 major leagues in 2019/20. Efficiency.# SB29PSG pic.twitter.com/vTFClraz2J
– OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 9, 2019
The winner: Mauro "a ball a goal" Icardi
Two and a half months after his last start with Paris Saint-Germain, Edinson Cavani had a golden opportunity to instill a touch of doubt in his coach's mind. At the final whistle, Thomas Tuchel certainly comes out reinforced in his convictions. He has made Mauro Icardi his incumbent at the forefront of the attack and should not change his mind anytime soon. And for good reason ! The Argentine has, this Saturday afternoon, scored his ninth goal in ten games with the club of the capital. The striker gives the impression of needing only half a chance to hit the mark.
The loser: Brest ambitions
We can not blame the Brestois for having "parked the bus". As players as usual, the teammates of Gaetan Charbonnier delivered a good performance against the leader of the Championship. With a bit of success, they could have even won. By showing a little more lucidity, they could also have preserved the point of the draw. By continuing to attack until the last minutes of the meeting, they offered space to Parisians who did not ask so much. With two defeats in the last two games, the Brestois back to ninth place and could see many opponents come back to them after the thirteenth day.