In first week of December, Strasbourg handed PSG their first defeat with a 2-1 victory at Stade de la Meinua. A revenge was due and visitors arrived at Parc des Princes, when Parisians needed a confidence boost up.
Paris Saint-Germain suffered a 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in midweek during first leg of Uefa Champions League last 16. They needed to overcome that defeat for morale boost up in Parisian camp, and minnows Strasbourg travelled to their home. It gave Ligue 1 leader double motivation to overcome the Madrid defeat.
Neymar does Neymar things, while Di Maria chips in to restore order as PSG quickly turn a 0-1 deficit into a 3-1 lead! pic.twitter.com/09DN83yXs9
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) February 17, 2018
They were up against a team, which already deserved revenge and on the other side they needed a performance to leave behind their midweek defeat. The squad bounces back with a glittering performance hammering Strasbourg 5-2. They come from 0-1 deficit to beat Strasbourg 5-2 in the end.
Angel di Maria, Julian Draxler and Thiago Silva were back into the side, who were on bench against Real Madrid in midweek. Di Maria and Draxler found themselves on the scoresheet as well, giving a headache to Uni Emery in playing XI selection process for future games.
Edinson Cavani continues with his league form scoring a brace, whereas Neymar was back to his best after a poor game in Madrid. Kylian Mbappe was given a rest as he deserved so after a poor performance against Real Madrid.
Overall, PSG gave a comeback performance and Cavani hails it a reaction after suffering a defeat against Real Madrid. Uruguayan star told Canal+, “We had to win to chance our minds, what happened happened, so we had to look forward, and we had to think about the other goal of the championship. It was a good reaction. Against Real, there are 90 minutes left and then there are also the other competitions. We were tense after the Real game, but that’s normal. You have to leave all that behind, you have to keep working, stay together and work as a team.”