Mamadou Sakho: “I work for progress”

Mamadou Sakho deserved his position in the starting line-up PSG by stating that he worked hard every day to become a better football player.

“To each his own philosophy. I try to stay the same. I arrive in the morning with a smile. I give myself fully on the ground. I work for progress. This is essential. Of course it is frustrating and annoying (not to play), especially when you’re a competitor like me. But hey, there are still six games of the Championship. I remain focused on the goal of the club (Editor’s note: pick up the league title). We work for it since last summer. It would be nice to be rewarded at the end of the season.”

AJ Auxerre 1-1 PSG

Auxerre has managed to “hook” PSG and get a point in the final minutes on the match of the 32nd day (1-1).

Auxerre – Paris SG 1-1
Goals: Le Tallec (86th) – Nene (18th)

PSG missed a golden opportunity to return to the tune of Montpellier conceding a draw against Auxerre on Sunday. The Parisians have a great start the meeting by opening the scoring early, but were finally being overtaken late in the game. Blame it on a questionable attitude and a very brave team of Auxerre.

A solid start

After the missteps of MHSC, defeated on the lawn of Lorient on Sunday (2-1), Paris had the opportunity to pick up and even take the championship lead when goleada. Unfortunately, the Parisians have granted a new tie and a new faith disappointed when they had a golden opportunity here. Things had started well for Ancelotti’s team. Gameiro, tenure at the point of attack proved to be very active and difficult for the defense of Auxerre, undermined by the movements of the French center forward. And shortly before the half hour mark, he made the difference by serving perfectly Nene at the entrance to the surface, which then directed the race and the perfect shot for mistaken Sorin (23rd).

Of Auxerrois concerned

Auxerre, far from being sounded and also engaged in a battle even harder, then took advantage of this invitation to put pressure on the camp of Paris. But the technical errors of the collective Auxerrois have made it almost all attempts fruitless forays. Almost as some players like Camel Chafni have finally shown their talent to throw a chill in the Paris team. The Moroccan party on the left side, was based on Oliech before Bisevac feint with an inner hook and hitting power in the post … (53). A shot of hot Sirigu, who would save his team a few minutes later, slamming a head Oliech on a cross from the left (60th).

A difference in attitude

Nevertheless, it is Paris that would be the biggest regret of the evening when Nene, served in depth by Menez, left alone and ignored Gameiro goal at the far post to try a dribble (unsuccessful) to Sorin. The goal of the ultimate break then escaped to Paris and Auxerre, far from being cooled, was launched with even more enthusiasm in the assault. Enthusiasm perfectly embodied by Kossoko, far from perfect technically, but very aggressive and almost inevitably led to the equalization Auxerroise. Quite late in the game, the French striker got the better of Bisevac and struck out in force at the near post, forcing the ball to push Sirigu. Oliech, which was well attended, and caused a favorable against Le Tallec, placed near the penalty spot, pushed the ball into the goal almost empty (87th), to crucify the PSG. Unable to keep the score, or make the break, Parisians leave obviously disappointed and upset. For Auxerre, this is the bare minimum to maintain hope.

A new “schematic” for Ancelotti?

Carlo Ancelotti has once again used a gaming system without a center forward against Marseille players which Parisians are very well suited.

By winning against Marseille during the shock of the 32nd day, PSG could chase his doubts and get back in pursuit of the title. And waiting to see if Montpellier will leverage his match in advance (which will be played at the Velodrome), Paris offered some surprises against Marseille. First, the game system made ​​by Carlo Ancelotti, who fielded a team with no real front or craft center fixation point. A schematic increasingly topical in modern football, and had already been used by the Italian technician. But then, what 4-6-0 is there a remedy or a path forward on the side of Paris?

An inclusive hesitate

Before the kick-off against OM, we expected a Parisian team deployed in a Christmas tree diagram (4-3-2-1), the preferred tactic of Carlo Ancelotti, who has done his best days at AC Milan . One could then guess the tenure of William Hoare at the forefront of the attack to serve as a fulcrum to the midfielders. The French international makes a comeback in recent weeks, and scored points, including through the important goals against Montpellier (2-2), at OL (4-4) and Bordeaux’s (1 -1) which allowed him to relegate Kevin Gameiro on the bench.

However, Carlo Ancelotti surprised the gallery and a squad in a hybrid. Indeed, PSG has evolved into a game plan without true fixation point against Marseille. A scheme where they found Jeremy Menez in the role of false number 9, which then became involved in the construction of the game without ever playing near the opposing defenders. So, here hinge Olympian M’Bia N’Koulou had no reference point, and has struggled to adjust his game to counter the surprise of Paris technician. And in addition to this extra player in the middle, Paris has also been able to rely on a medium with three to play higher, as was the case in front of the second period against Bordeaux, at the 29th day (1 – 1).

A conclusive test

Therefore, PSG has set up his game and has endeavored to combine in the final meters, while ensuring good coverage of the width in defensive phase. The many permutations between Pastore, Nene and Menez, also troubled Marseille defenders, who have long been discouraged at the idea of ​​following the players at their stalls in Paris. This approach has also asked a good agreement between the offensive players in the sector who provide the depth that could cause sterile possession in the last 30 meters. And if Nene, Pastore and Menez responded well against Marseille and against TFC in the first test of Carlo Ancelotti (3-1), it will see players’ reactions over time.

The main argument of this side is the hybrid 4-6-0 formation, which offers Carlo Ancelotti can deploy its defensive organization in the same way as with the 4-3-2-1. And it can also take advantage of associative qualities and mobility of the trio Nene, Pastore, Menez. French, accustomed to evolve on a wing and to return to the axis, showed yesterday that he was able to play back to goal and achieve the necessary races to help his team to move into the opponent. Now remains to be seen whether his performance will encourage Carlo Ancelotti to repeat the experience, or if things take another turn next season. What is certain is that this Parisian group seems well equipped to surprise his opponents.

Chantome out for 3 weeks

The PSG midfielder Clement Chantome is still missing three weeks after a hip injury.

Already missing this season of injury reasons, Clement Chantome continues to be hampered. The PSG midfielder who has a hip problem, is expected to be absent during the next 3 weeks. That should go back to coincide with the final sprint of the race for championship of France.

AS Nancy 2-1 PSG

PSG conceded its first loss in L1 Ancelotti’s era, his second in three games, in Nancy.

Paris SG version Ancelotti has experienced his first defeat in the Championship of France in Nancy (2-1) and is now on a series of four games without a win in all competitions (2 draws, 2 losses), the second always behind Montpellier, at Cape the 30th day. The questions are now constantly increasing number of the tag champion stuck in the neck of the PSG since the arrival of new Qatari owners.

Ancelotti loses his Latin

And coach Carlo Ancelotti has not provided sufficient answers. The Italian had repeatedly said that with him no one was indispensable. It was not just words. “Carletto” Nancy has messed with Sakho and Nene on the bench and Thiago Motta and Alex in the stands! If we add these two players a Maxwell on the bench at kick-off, no recruits from winter transfer window was on the lawn early in the game! But that changed nothing. Worse, it is Nancy who finished the game strong with a goal of Mollo (already decisive passer on the first goal) for the victory in the 89th minute, when, against a loss generated by a ball Maxwell, Mollo s relies on Moukandjo who procrastinate facing Bisevac and found his teammate at the edge of the area. Mollo then beat Sirigu with a shot along the ground far from overpowering that fits into the side netting opposite without the Italian goalkeeper could intervene. Armand had indeed helped to reduce the brand Sissoko after the break (49th) at once determined the skull, but it was not enough to a cowardly Paris late in the game. Say that the “money-time” was the specialty of PSG far …

The wrong operation is not so bad, yet, in terms of ranking points for PSG, still tied behind Montpellier units. But in terms of image, the situation is terrible for a club that has spent about 100 million euros in the transfer market in summer and winter. Montpellier and now has everything to gain with his game shifted to April 11 against a Marseille haggard. And PSG has not prepared its best clasico at Parc des Princes next Sunday against OM by adding a ton of pressure with this unexpected setback …

Sirigu: “Don’t think negative”

PSG’s goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu was speaking after the draw obtained by his team against Bordeaux (1-1) at the 29th day of Ligue 1.

“I do not know what we need. It is committed to many trainings and during matches as well. Are we missing something in mind? I do not know. If you do not think that ‘the negative things they will not come out of this spiral. think positive and get points. we must continue to work. It’s not a completely negative, because when we are leading the championship tied with Montpellier . We can still do great things, then I think of nothing else. I do not want to think negative.”

PSG 1-1 Bordeaux

PSG was hooked by the Girondins de Bordeaux at the 29th round of Ligue 1 (1-1).

PSG could not do better than return to the last minutes of his duel with Bordeaux to catch the point of the tie tonight. The players of Carlo Ancelotti, barely able to create danger in the first period, came back with better intentions after the break but were unable to be pushing this team to Bordeaux, which can be satisfied with her game. Tonight, Montpellier asleep first.


This 29th day was a test more for the PSG version of Carlo Ancelotti, and the least we can say is that Parisians are far from taking the exam with flying colors. Bickered with training Bordeaux well applied in its ground grid and pressing, the Parisians have long doubted. Unable to make their last few phases of possessions, they have mainly evolved and offered against a face that recalled without a doubt the team coached by Antoine Kombouare in the first half of the season.

The fault probably the game plan chosen by the Italian technician, who has aligned his team in the 4-2-3-1 who had the happiness of the capital club in the early months of the championship. Unfortunately, this is a version of PSG end of the year 2011 who worked in the field. Cut in half, too slow in its transmissions and unable to fast connections between these lines, Paris had to settle on the danger of creating kick bones. And Alex could have opened the scoring with an excellent service Nene if his gesture had not failed application (29th).

A strong opposition

The Girondins themselves, were collectively consistent. First the grid in their field and their laundry, which has paused serious problems for defenders of Paris. Then in their game plan, which largely sought Trémoulinas on the left wing. The French side has stepped up spills in the first period, creating a huge opportunity for Plasil, frustrated by Sirigu at close range (31 ‘). After the break, Paris returned to a more Italian since Matuidi to replace Jeremy Menez and allowed his team to use training in Christmas tree so dear to Carlo Ancelotti. And the impact is immediately felt, particularly with Sissoko, who, in a more advanced position, sent a superb volley narrowly finally diverted by an alert Carrasso (48th).

Faced with this tactical change, Bordeaux had a harder time setting foot on the ball and play advantage on the wings to create chances. This is also an acceleration of Maurice-Belay Plasil right side that has had the opportunity to send a superb strike from the right on cross Sirigu (72nd), which was completely beaten. In the last fifteen minutes, Bordeaux took advantage of the speed of his attackers to sanction improper alignment of the defense of the PSG, which was up a notch. And Maurice-Belay, very active throughout the meeting, was based only on goal before offering a caviar Diabaté, who pushed the ball into the empty goal (77th). It is precisely at this point that the PSG reagent version 2012 has demonstrated, through a brilliant backheel Bodmer, who has helped to give Hoarau the two teams level (81st). However, it is Bordeaux, which came out satisfied with the match having taken the point of zero. For PSG, who lost the championship lead in goal difference against Montpellier, it is time to take action.

Ancelotti defends Leonardo

While PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo, had criticized the level in Ligue 1, Paris coach, Carlo Ancelotti was keen to defend him.

“I’ve been here only three months. I do not know the working methods of the other teams. In general, research work on details and on new things is important. It is for these reasons that Leonardo has said all that. It’s a positive review. In France, clubs are good defensively and overall is good.” said  Carlo Ancelotti.

Leonardo: “Failure”

PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo, spoke of the defeat by Lyon in the semi final of the Coupe de France (1-3).

Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, shared his impressions following the defeat against Olympique Lyonnais in the semis final of the Coupe de France (1-3). “Of course it is a failure. We completely missed our first half. Then we responded well and we could have scored more goals. Now, PSG has no choice. We have to win the title . It’s been seventeen years since the club was not champion. We must not think of anything else. It was the first defeat of Ancelotti … and perhaps the last.”

PSG 1-3 Lyon

In quarter-finals of the Coupe de France, Olympique Lyonnais brings down PSG (1-3) and qualifies for the semi-finals of the competition.

Paris SG 1-3 Lyon
Goals: Nene 19sp – Kallstrom 25th, 39th Lisandro, Gomis 90 +2
Olympique Lyonnais has qualified for 1/2 Cup finals in France by beating Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes (1-3). This is the first defeat of PSG in 2012 and Carlo Ancelotti’s era. OL rest him on three consecutive victories and has fully digested the failure of Nicosia in the Champions League.

Realism Lyon

In a near-full Parc des Princes, the shock of the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France went on a round of observation of a quarter of an hour. In the 19th minute, Mr. Turpin meets the referee whistles of a very severe penalty for the Parisians. Umtiti against a ball of Menez but his arm is glued to the body. Nene transforms without trembling. 6 minutes later, it is the Lyonnais who enjoy a good kick to 23m. Kim Kallstrom rushes and found the top left corner of Nicolas Douchez (1-1, 25th).

This first period is very tactical and teams are grouped. Lead tries, but gives Gameiro hitting the attacker is captured by Lloris. Lyon then took the lead. On a nice move, Lisandro Lopez at the back post includes the ideal center of fleeing Kallstrom (2-1, 39th). Just before halftime, Nene the ball to equalize but his shot was again captured by the French keeper.

Paris has tried everything in vain …

Carlo Ancelotti decided to come into play Javier Pastore from the restart. With immediate effect since the second half was one-sided in favor of Paris. From the 51st minute and a powerful shot from Jallet diverted by Lloris, waves of attacks in Paris will not stop. Players of the capital are bending Rhodaniens and Hugo Lloris gloves that heat. Lead and Pastore particular abut the captain of France. With experience, men of Remi Garde let through the storm.

Doubt and nervousness gradually settled in the heads of the premises. Lisandro and the inevitable misses on match point against a clear (68th). An action that could be costly for Lyonnais. In the last quarter of an hour, Parisians have no chances. They have given everything. A 3 minutes remaining, Michel Bastos took advantage of the Parisian Christophe Jallet and mowing the Brazilian in the surface. The penalty kick is awarded and entered by Bafétimbi Gomis (1-3, 91st). The third goal is anecdotal, Lyon finally brings down Paris hitherto invincible in 2012. A lesson in realism and achievement. Paris has nothing to regret.