Neymar Failed to Score Goal, PSG Win Thin over Dijon
Neymar did not move when Paris Saint-Germain travel to bottom club Dijon in Ligue 1 – the top French league on Saturday (14/10/2017). However, PSG can still win thanks to the brilliant action of Thomas Meunier.
Belgian defender Thomas Meunier bought up the PSG winner in the game (71 and 90 + 2 ‘). Dijon had an equalizer by Benjamin Jeannot (87 ‘).
PSG struggled to pick tripoin after appearing without Edinson Cavani’s goal machine. The Uruguayan bomber rested after his strength was used to defend the country in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying match.
The most expensive player in the world who entrenched in the Paris squad, Neymar Jr., also failed to score. Neymar did not even much move, especially in the first half.
The Brazilian striker was tightly guarded and failed to make a single touch with the ball in the penalty box of the enemy in the first half.
Reported from Whoscored, Neymar himself took off 4 shots.
Although his name missed the scoreboard, Neymar have a share of team goals. Ex-Barcelona star was fired hard which blocked the opponent goalkeeper, Baptiste Reynet.
The ball that bounced then struck Meunier into the empty space that gave birth to PSG’s first goal.
In superior circumstances, Paris Saint-Germain’s focus slackened to the birth of a goal-scoring equalizer Dijon near the end of normal time. Jeannot fired a brilliant long-range volley to thrill Alphonse Areola’s net.
When Neymar cs stuck, lucky PSG has Meunier as an alternative source of goals. The Belgian became a hero of victory thanks to a goal-restoring goal in extra minutes.
Dramatic victory makes PSG widen the distance at the top of the standings with runners-up, AS Monaco who lost the previous day 2-3 at home to Olympique Lyon. Until the ninth week of the French League, Unai Emery’s men scored 25 points or 6 points ahead of Monaco.