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French Ligue 1: Angers stalemate Halt PSG Nine-Game Winning Streak
. PSG Star Angel Di Maria Firing Blanks In Their Stalemate Against Angers
French champions Paris St. Germain’s nine-game winning run in the league has ended after they were held to a goalless draw by hosts Angers despite hitting the woodwork twice.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani’s header struck the woodwork while Argentine forward Angel Di Maria’s shot hit the post in a frenetic first half as the league leaders miss out on the chance to go 16 points clear at the top of the table. 3rd-placed Angers also threatened with Romain Thomas’ header bouncing off the bar in the first half.
Speaking on his side’s inability to break their hosts rearguard, PSG Manager Laurent Blanc said: “If you put 10 opposition players in their own half of the field, if they are well organised and disciplined and pushed on by the home fans and are physically strong, I can tell you, it’s not easy to score goals.”
“We had chances but unfortunately we didn’t score. If we had scored early, it would have been a very different match. But we have to pay tribute to this Angers’ side.” he further added.
It was a goalless day in the league as the other two matches played did not produce any goal making it 270 minutes of football without a goal.
French Ligue 1 Week 16 Results:
Nantes 0-0 Lyon
Angers 0-0 PSG
Lorient 0-0 Nice
1. PSG 42pts
2. Caen 31pts
3. Angers 27pts
4. Lyon 26pts
5. Nice 25pts
16. Ajaccio 16pts
17. Bastia 15pts
18. Lille 14pts
19. Toulouse 12pts
20. Troyes 5pts