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PSG will not win the Champions League until they learn to defend

The defensive lapses that cost PSG in the Bernabéu last week were on show again when they beat Strasbourg on Saturday

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

“We started by producing the match that we needed to,” said a frustrated Adrien Rabiot after Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid at the Bernabéu. “We always say the same things, we always do the same things but in the end we are always beaten in the same way.” Paris Saint-Germain weren’t beaten by Strasbourg on Saturday, but the nature of the two goals they conceded shows they keep refusing to learn from their mistakes.

On Wednesday Marcelo’s late goal at the Bernabéu gave Madrid a crucial two-goal lead in the Champions League tie and on Saturday an almost identical defensive lapse from Paris Saint-Germain allowed Jean-Eudes Aholou to give Strasbourg a surprise early lead at the Parc de Princes. Rabiot himself failed to track the late run of Marcelo in Madrid but this time it was the turn of Lassana Diarra, who gave Ahoulou enough space to strike home.

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