Champions League

PSG hierarchy left upset after draw

2016-12-07 10:49
Edinson Cavani.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Paris Saint-Germain officials were in no mood to be philosophical after their draw against Ludogorets saw them drop to second in their Champions League group.

"Of course I am worried," PSG manager Unai Emery said. "The team is conceding a lot of goals at the moment."

PSG face a tougher last-16 draw after the 2-2 draw and club president Nasser al-Khelaifi expressed his frustration.

"We're very disappointed with the result and the quality of our performance," al-Khelaifi said. "I was expecting more from the players."

There were similar sentiments among the players

"There are no excuses," midfielder Blaise Matuidi said. "We must be aware that we need to do better."

The spectators were letting them know throughout the game, with sections of the crowd at the Parc des Princes in Paris targeting Angel Di Maria with boos as PSG let top spot in Group A go to Arsenal after their 4-1 win over Basel.

Careless defending allowed their lowly ranked guests to lead twice in the game, with Edinson Cavani and Di Maria equalizing, the second coming in the closing minute.

The results saw Ludogorets qualify for the Europa League ahead of Basel.

Next up for PSG is a home match against Ligue 1 leaders Nice who have been in fine form with Mario Ballotelli back to his goal-scoring best.


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