Leandro Paredes doesn’t play often for Paris Saint-Germain, but when he does, he pulls off stunning own-goals like this.
Not sure we’ve ever seen a player handball into his own net from such an inobvious and complex position as Leandro Paredes has here. Montpellier lead PSG 1-0. (GIF – @tixmix99) pic.twitter.com/fEEuTMS9vI
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 7, 2019
This isn’t exactly what PSG had in mind when they signed the Argentine for €40 million last January from Zenit Saint Petersburg.
With Marquinhos and Marco Verratti out of the squad, Thomas Tuchel opted to play Paredes in the midfield against Montpellier HSC on Saturday and he’s been overwhelmingly disappointing and not just because of his back-handed slap that gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the first half.
The match has been a physical one with Montpellier pushing PSG all over the pitch. Tuchel was forced to make two substitutions in the opening 25 minutes due to injuries to Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye.
Paris will have to dig deep if they hope to get a result at the Stade de la Mosson.
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