On Wednesday, the Ligue 1 match Metz vs PSG match did not feature Lionel Messi, as the Parisians played away. However, Achraf Hakimi had a goal on both sides of the break and ensured that Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach, was saved from the blushes. Mets were down to 10 men and Frederic Antonetti, their head boss, was also dismissed.
Metz vs PSG Still Shows Gaps In The PSG Squad
The Metz vs PSG match was almost a draw even against a heavily depleted Metz side. But Hakimi rescued the day at the dying moments of the game. Nevertheless, fans and players alike would have been pained at the performance put on display by the star-studded PSG side at the Metz vs PSG game for the entirety of the match.
PSG is still aiming to win the UCL, and this season seems to be the best bet with the acquisition of Lionel Messi among other veteran stars. They have already secured 7 victories in the 7 league matches they have played, and have secured a 7 point lead for now. On paper, it sounds impeccable but the performances have been spectacularly underwhelming.
In their first match of the UCL against Club Brugge, PSG could not get all 3 points. Those are the only dropped points so far by Pochettino’s squad across all competitions. However, that is the reason fans are worried about next week’s UCL match against Manchester City.
Hakimi might have provided a last-minute winner in Metz vs PSG, and Icardi doing the same against Olympique Lyonnais. But when they are up against possibly Europe’s best team, this will hardly be enough. The Metz vs PSG featured a host of changes but hardly any signs of a distinct tactical setup.