Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered a disappointing defeat against Monaco in a game that has raised concerns ahead of their upcoming Champions League match against Bayern Munich. The Parisian side was without several key players, including Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, who were already out with injuries and further hindered by a virus that swept through the team.
Monaco started the match aggressively and took advantage of PSG’s weakened defense, scoring twice in the first 20 minutes. Aleksandr Golovin opened the scoring just three minutes into the game, while Yissam Ben Yedder doubled the lead shortly thereafter. Despite a goal from teenager Warren Zaire-Emery just before halftime, Ben Yedder added another to secure the win for Monaco.
Despite efforts by coach Christophe Galtier to make changes and inject some youth into the team, PSG was unable to find their attacking rhythm and ultimately lost the match 3-1. The result highlights the impact of the team’s missing stars and raises concerns about their upcoming match against Bayern Munich.
While PSG still holds a seven-point lead in Ligue 1, the defeat against Monaco serves as a reminder of how vulnerable the team can be without their key players. The match has set off alarm bells ahead of a crucial Champions League tie and PSG will need to step up their game if they hope to secure a win against Bayern Munich.