Paris Saint Germain’s Recent Poor Results Leave Door to Ligue 1 Title Wide Open

Paris Saint Germain’s Recent Poor Results Leave Door to Ligue 1 Title Wide Open

  • Paris Saint-Germain are just three points ahead of RC Lens in the Ligue 1 title race
  • PSG drew with Reims over the weekend and Neymar stated they should have won
  • The reigning league champions have dropped eight points in the last four fixtures

Paris Saint-Germain's quest for a record 11th Ligue 1 title is under serious threat this season.

The French giants have dropped eight points in their past four fixtures and are now just three points above RC Lens.

The Parisian side stumbled to another stalemate over the weekend, drawing 1-1 with Reims.

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Christophe Galtier's Paris Saint-Germain are clinging onto the lead of Ligue 1 but their recent performances have opened the door for others. Image: Anne-Christine Poujoulat.
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Neymar's goal cancelled out

Neymar gave the hosts the lead in the 51st minute of the game, but Folarin Balogun scored in the 96th minute of the game to draw Reims level, BBC reported.

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The Brazilian star admitted that he thought the side did enough to earn all three points. Speaking after the match, Neymar said the team thought they did enough to grab the win, Sportskeeda reported.

“The team played well. We thought we had done the hardest part, but we conceded this goal at the very end."

PSG title defence under threat

It's not just Lens that PSG have to worry about on the Ligue 1 table. Their recent performances have allowed others to close the gap as well.

Here's how the top five teams are sitting after 20 games played.

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Galtier disappointed with front three

Sports Brief previously reported on Paris Saint-Germain manager, Christophe Galtier being displeased with his attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

The manager took a dig at his prized three-prong attack after the disappointing draw against Reims, blaming the trio for putting in a below-par performance.

Galtier mentioned PSG working to recruit more players, and also hinted that one of the existing front three would switch out.