Three Ligue 1 clubs have already beaten the Paris SG, traveling to Brest on Saturday (17:30), in twelve days since the start of the season. A first under the Qatari era (since 2011). What was the recipe from Rennes (2-1, 2e day), Reims (0-2, 7e j.) and Dijon (2-1, 12e j.)?
1. Attempt or change nothingThere are two schools. Two schools that have walked this season. Dijon has just beaten Paris by attempting the blow of change, by switching to a system with two attackers, Tavares and Cadiz, who were enormous. They allowed the team to get back on track, I did not think we would create so many opportunities, "analyzed their coach, Stephane Jobard. Rennes (5-3-2) and Reims (4-2-3-1) maintained the tactics used before playing PSG. "You had to be yourself," said Reims coach David Guion.
2. Defend the Parisians
Defending is essential. To defend is more than desirable. "This team does not like running towards their goal. If we manage to defend it at times … ", Guion draws, it's the beginning of an embryo beginning to create the feat. "We kept our solidarity, we added control and ambition with the ball, detailed Rennes coach Julien Stephan. We worked a lot in the week on ballooning and collective movements.
3. Have success, luck, and everything and everything …
To beat the PSG, the main ingredient remains to have success and luck in his side. Reims played an encore team, without Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Mbappe, Di Maria, Cavani, Gueye, Icardi, at the kickoff or on the sheet! "It gave us even more the desire to create the feat," said Guion. Rennes and Dijon played Neymar's "only" private PSG, but were helped by "the posts and a bit of Parisian sufficiency" (Dijon), his clumsiness also in front of goal, etc. "Against Paris, time is our friend," said Jobard. When things go well …