‘Ridiculous in the eyes of the world’ – French press reacts to PSG defeat

The media in France did not think PSG could stoop any lower in Europe – but then came the defeat by Manchester United. ‘Unforgivable’ was Le Parisien’s verdict

Paris Saint-Germain have failed often in Europe in the past decade, but rarely so dramatically and never so unexpectedly. While Barcelona’s remontada at Camp Nou two years ago was unprecedented, overturning a 4-0 first-leg loss in Paris to win 6-1 and progress in the second, there remained a sense that Messi and co were capable of fighting back. That was not the case here. Never had a 2-0 home first-leg deficit been overturned in the Champions League, and given PSG’s masterful away display three weeks ago coupled with a Manchester United missing Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Alexis Sánchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, this tie was supposed to be over. But, in the driving Parisian rain, another record was broken.

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