Paris Saint-Germain fell 3-2 to OGC Nice on Friday at the Parc des Princes. The capital club had won two straight games in convincing fashion, and it seemed PSG was heading in the right direction with manager Luis Enrique.
Nonetheless, the French giants laid an egg against Nice, which isn’t an ideal time. So why did PSG fall ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund? ESPN FC’s Frank Leboeuf noted what he believes doomed Enrique’s squad.
“I put that [Manuel] Ugarte, as one of the best transfer right now, was on the bench,” Leboeuf said on ESPN FC Friday. “[Randal] Kolo Muani was on the bench. So I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know if some players are injured or not fit enough, but I didn’t see the best team playing for Paris Saint-Germain tonight. So that might be the reason why it wasn’t good enough to beat Nice.”
PSG will have to put this loss in the rearview mirror. The Parisians will welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Parc des Princes and cannot drop points at home since they’re in the Group of Death alongside AC Milan and Newcastle United.
Dropping points at home could doom any of these clubs since they will be evenly matched. Will Enrique have learned his lesson from this loss and have his best starting 11 out on the pitch against the German giants?