Ligue 1 Defending Champions PSG suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Dijon


Rock-bottom Dijon on Friday night humiliated the defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in a shock 2-1 victory. The head of PSG Thomas Tuchel have come out to accuse his expensively-assembled team of “being too passive and not playing together”.
This is the third loss for the french champions in the Ligue 1 season. Obviously their leading points in the table could been trimmed down to just 5 points after the weekend games.
Striker Mounir Chouiar levelled in the sixth minute of stoppage time in the first half before Venezuelan international Jhonder Cadiz scored the winning goal in the 47th minute.
“We were too passive in the first half, not only in defence but also in attack because we did not play together,” said Tuchel.
“We lacked precision and rhythm. It was much better in the second half because we had three shots before half-time and 17 after the break. Maybe we didn’t deserve to have success or luck with us today.”
Obviously, PSG were missing key players prior the start of the game due to injuring suffered by  Neymar Jnr,  but looked more than capable of blowing away a Dijon team who had managed to score just six goals in 11 games before Friday’s match which was played out in torrential rain.
From the history of Dijon, they had  in the past defeated PSG in the top flight in 2011, conceding 31 goals in eight meetings.
Mbappe gave PSG the lead in the 19th minute after a terrible mix-up in the Dijon defence allowed Angel Di Maria to steal possession and feed Mbappe.
Didier Ndong crossed from the right with PSG keeper Keylor Navas clearing the ball only as far as Chouiar who hit the target.
Two minutes into the second period, Cadiz shrugged off the attentions of Marquinhos and Idrissa Gueye before tucking away a left-foot shot between the legs of Navas.
“We hate to lose,” added Tuchel. “It could have been possible to win given the number of chances we created. We always say that we are in another league. We must accept defeat and improve but I retain confidence in my players.”
The well deserved 3 points lifted Dijon into third from bottom in the Ligue 1 table while PSG will now need to regroup before facing Club Brugge in the Champions League at home on Wednesday.

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