Ligue 1 - Round 5 Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse Match Preview & Confirmed Lineups

 Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse

  Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse
Match:Paris Saint-Germain vs Toulouse
Tournament:Ligue 1 Round 5
Match Date:Thu, Sep 1 2022
Match Time:12:30 midnight (UTC +5:30)
Stadium:Stadium de Toulouse

Match Finished

𝗙𝗧: PSG 3 - 0 Toulouse

Paris Saint-GermainLineup
Paris Saint-Germain XI:
Donnarumma - Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Nuno Mendes - Danilo, Verratti, Vitinha - Messi, Mbappé, Neymar.
Toulouse XI:
Dupé; Rouault, Nicolaisen, Zanden; Desler, Spierings, Van den Boomen, Diarra; Ratão, Dallinga, Aboukhlal

In their first visit to the TFC Stadium since the 2018-19 season, Paris Saint-Germain will face reigning Ligue 2 champions Toulouse on Wednesday.
On Sunday, the reigning French top flight champions suffered their first setback of the new Ligue 1 season, drawing 1-1 with Monaco, while les Violets lost for the first time this season, 3-1 at Nantes.

Making their first appearance in the top flight since 2019-20, the club from Haute-Garonne has started the season well, with five points to sit in the middle of the table after four games.

Starting their Ligue 1 campaign well is no surprise for les Pitchouns, who are on seven points after four games in their previous form in the competition.

Unfortunately, they failed to maintain initial consistency in 2019-20, winning just one domestic game after Matchday Four, before the campaign was called off due to COVID and Toulouse was relegated to Ligue 2.

Philippe Montanier will be pleased with the start his players have given him, although they missed the chance to move higher in the table, dropping seven points while leading in the second half of the season, including last Sunday, when Toulouse conceded three times in 11 games. minutes versus la Maison Jaune.

Going into this clash, le Tefece have lost just one of their previous 18 home games in all competitions, with their last loss at the TFC Stadium coming in the Coupe de France in January when they were beaten 1-0 by Championnat National 2 side FC Versailles 78.

Toulouse has failed to win their last nine matches played at the TFC Stadium in Ligue 1, although they avoided the longest home losing streak in the competition's history by drawing 1-1 with Nice in their opener.

Losing in top-flight matches often brings le Tef down as they have lost three games in a row in the 2019-20 competition, suffering two, 11, and six-game losing streaks that season.

After three convincing wins to start the domestic campaign, Les Parisiens were bitten by a snake at home to les Monegasques on Sunday when the visitors matched home players to players, causing all sorts of trouble for the home side in the first half hour.

It was the first time PSG had fallen behind in Ligue 1 since Matchday 35 last season when Kevin Gameiro put Strasbourg ahead after three minutes in a 3-3 draw.

Despite falling behind to Kevin Volland's strike in the 20th minute on Sunday, PSG managed to bring their full-back more into the game in the second half, higher up the pitch, forcing Monaco into a very low block before finding the equalizer. with 20 minutes remaining.

While the team had an impressive start to the season, scoring 18 goals while conceding just four, they were also unlucky not to have scored more.

PSG has hit the crossbar 27 times in league play since last season, more than any other French club during that period.

Paris became the first French team to score three or more goals in six consecutive away games in the competition when Christophe Galtier's men scored seven goals against Lille earlier this month, the club's biggest domestic win since scoring nine against Guingamp in 2018- 19 wins (9-0).

In just four domestic games, PSG has scored 18 goals, the most in the competition since Rennes scored 20 goals in the first four games of the 1950-51 season.
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