Bouncing back from Madrid loss was important for PSG — Emery

Ruben Hill
March 13, 2018

However, that could not compensate for the frustrating exit from UEFA Champions League last 16 for the second straight season after losing 2-1 at home and 5-2 on aggregate to holders Real Madrid on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

As it was, Unai Emery's side opted to take a more pedestrian approach to the second half and only added one more - Thiago Silva heading home in the 82nd minute.

"I do not know", said Mbappe said when asked about his manager's future. Emery's contract will expire this summer and he's highly unlikely to have it renewed after another continental capitulation, so it is now a question of what he and his players can achieve before a seemingly inevitable parting of ways.

The PSG boss has come under fire after the French giants' limp Champions League surrender to Real Madrid in midweek.

"I think he needs patience and consistency". Monaco is seven points ahead of third-place Marseille, which is away to struggling Toulouse on Sunday.

"It's really a collective victory".

Mathieu Dossevi then twice came close to pulling the visitors level.

"It is incredible to have played here at Parc des Princes, in front of thousands of PSG supporters and alongside such great players", said Weah of his latest taste of the big-time.

The tone for the most comfortable of victories was set inside the opening five minutes as Meunier scored his fourth league goal of the season. "It is a dream come true for me to play for the same club as my father".

Although top scorer Edinson Cavani was suspended, PSG on Saturday enjoyed a lop-sided first half with almost 70 per cent ball possession and a four-goal advantage before the interval.

Meanwhile Montpellier slipped off the pace in the race for fifth, drawing 1-1 in Lille before a controversial pitch invasion that saw disgruntled LOSC fans attack their own players. Metz are bottom with 20 points, nine adrift of safety.

Bordeaux remain just inside the top ten despite being held to scoreless draw at home to Angers, while Dijon managed to avoid defeat as Wesley Said levelled in a 1-1 draw at home Amiens that leaves the promoted side two points clear of the bottom three.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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