Ligue 1: Paris SG 2-2 Caen
Everything started smoothly for PSG with a 2-0 lead at the half after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi sparked the game for Paris. But, the first half ended badly with the injury of Cabaye and then three more injuries added on to the Paris side.. obligated to finish down to 9 players. 9 players no red cards but 4 injured and 5 minutes left. These last 5 minutes were just catastrophic for PSG wit two late goals and a 2-2 draw.. not the best to prepare the Champions League clash against Chelsea..
Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain coach)
“It’s very hard to accept what happened this evening. After 25 minutes we had done what we needed to do to win the game. And then the bad news started coming with injuries to four players. It’s a concern. We couldn’t finish the match with 11 players and we couldn’t hold on to the win. Now we need to recover because this was very hard to live through. On Sunday we will have a check-up of the injured players and then start getting everyone up for Tuesday’s game. We have a big match coming up. It will be a fantastic result to beat Chelsea on Tuesday.”
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain defender)
“It was a really bizarre game. I really can’t understand what happened tonight. We were playing really well and then we suffered those injuries, four for us and two from Caen. We need to stay positive and think about Tuesday. We have a very important home match against Chelsea. We need all our supporters behind us. It will be very difficult for us and I hope our supporters will get behind the team because we will need them for this crucial match. We are a lot stronger when we have our supporters pushing us on.”