Misfiring PSG held by Montpellier

23 September 2017 05:54

Paris St Germain drew a blank for the first time this season as they surprisingly surrendered their 100 per cent start with a goalless draw at Montpellier.

Unai Emery’s side had scored 21 times in their first six Ligue 1 fixtures and also put five past Celtic in the Champions League but their high-powered attack misfired at the Stade de la Mosson.

That will inevitably draw more attention to the absence of world-record signing Neymar, who was left out of the squad with what was reportedly a minor foot injury.

Neymar hit the headlines this week following an apparent disagreement with Edinson Cavani over who would take a penalty in last week’s 2-0 victory over Lyon.

Cavani missed on that occasion and never really looked like getting on the score sheet against Montpellier, who had beaten PSG 3-0 in the same fixture last season.

The best chance of the first half fell to Thiago Silva, but he was unable to direct his close-range header on target from Julian Draxler’s cross, while Kylian Mbappe was similarly wasteful in the second half from Thomas Meunier’s cross.

Source: By PA Sport Staff