D1 Arkema: PSG snatches a draw at Le Havre but moves away from the lead

Paris Saint-Germain is definitely struggling this season. Sunday evening for the 10th day of D1 Arkema, the Parisiennes narrowly avoided another defeat at Le Havre (1-1). But this draw snatched at the end of stoppage time on a header from Grace Geyoro (90th + 5) cannot satisfy the Parisiennes, now 11 points behind the leader Lyon, certainly with two games in hand.

PSG was trapped by a Norman goal, scored at the start of the match by Ines Benyahia (19th), thus conceding at least one goal for the sixth time in a row. We have to go back to… 2007 to find traces of such a series for the capital club. After this hitch, Jocelyn Prêcheur’s players monopolized the ball (69% possession) without breaking through the Le Havre barrier.

Even though they attempted 17 shots, the Parisiennes only had three shots on target and suffered from the comparison with the ultra-efficient Normans (3 shots, 2 on target). In this sense, the draw barely keeps up appearances. “We fought well until the end, but it’s not the result we wanted,” said side Elisa de Almeida at the Canal + microphone after the match.

Roma and Paris FC on the menu this week

The French international pointed out, as an explanation for this delicate match, the sequence of matches. “It’s up to us to raise our level of play, but there was a little fatigue and it showed,” she continued. De Almeida, author of an unsteady pass on the Le Havre goal, pointed out a very demanding schedule: “We should perhaps space out the matches more”.

His wish will not be granted immediately, since two crucial matches await his partners. PSG will indeed host AS Roma on Thursday, in a decisive Champions League match, since the Parisians already have two defeats in as many matches. Next will come a “trip” to Paris FC, a solid runner-up with six more points in the standings.


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