PSG set unwanted records in Newcastle defeat

Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first defeat of this season’s UEFA Champions League against Newcastle United (4-1) on a night in which the club set many unwanted records. 

The 4-1 defeat at St James’ Park was the heaviest in a Champions League match since the start of the QSI era, which began back in 2012. The last time that PSG conceded four in a Champions League group stage match was on 7th March against Deportivo de la Coruña (4).

The defeat also worsens French team’s already poor record against English sides. In 16 meetings with Premier League sides in the Champions League, Ligue 1 sides have lost 13 times. RC Lens’ victory over Arsenal the night before somewhat bucked the recent trend. 

Luis Enrique also set an unwanted record of his own. With just four wins in his first nine matches as manager of Les Parisiens, he has the worst record of any PSG manager in their first nine matches since Antoine Kombouaré, who also managed four victories back in 2009. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

More European Football News