PSG wants revenge! As Thomas Tuchel told a press conference, his players want to “show that they can beat Monaco”, this Wednesday, January 15, in Monaco, three days after a spectacular draw conceded at the Parc des Princes (3-3) . But the task remains, historically, difficult to accomplish: Louis-II only rarely succeeded in Parisians.
Some figures to know before the match:
6. It’s a very small total. In 43 games against AS Monaco on its soil, PSG have won only 6 times. This is one of the worst results of the club outside the capital in Ligue 1. From the 1984-1985 to 2005-2006 season, PSG even signed a series of 22 games without a win in the Principality! The arrival of the Qatari shareholder and stars, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or today Neymar, ended up rebalancing this balance sheet. PSG have won in Monaco the last two seasons in the league and, even, three times in the last four trips.
1. Curious about the schedule and the postponement of this match of the 15th day (which should have taken place at the end of November), PSG will play for the first time in its history two Ligue 1 games in a row against the same opponent. On numerous occasions, again in 2017-2018 against OM, Paris had chained two games against the same club, but it was then in two different competitions.
4000. It would be a sacred feat! But it should be noted that PSG is fast approaching the 4000 goals scored in all competitions in its history. To add up to this total, however, it will be necessary to score five on the Monaco field (3995 goals to date). A feat achieved once: on February 26, 2017 during a 5-1 victory at Louis-II.
70. Kylian Mbappé will play his 70th Ligue 1 match with PSG. All in the stage of his debut in this competition. It was with ASM, December 2, 2015, during a draw against Caen (1-1). In 69 appearances with PSG in this championship, the world champion has smashed 57 goals and offered 17 assists. It is therefore, on average, decisive at each of its appearances. Furthermore, Mbappé has never lost to AS Monaco in Ligue 1 (4 games, 3 wins and 1 draw). Just like he had never lost to… PSG when he played in Monaco (2 games, 1 win and 1 draw).