Victories, goals, points… For PSG, the hunt for records is on
TO ANALYSE – Winner of its first eight matches in Ligue 1, the capital club, traveling to Rennes this Sunday, can aim for all records.
The big Eight. Winner of Troyes (2-1), Strasbourg (4-2), Brest (4-2), Reims (2-0), Clermont (4-0), Lyon (2-1), Metz (2-1) and Montpellier (2-0) during the first eight days of Ligue 1 (calendar and results of L1 here), Paris Saint-Germain has a great start to the season in the league. And it is obviously not bad either in the Champions League, after this success in the form of a founding act against Manchester City, last Tuesday, at the Parc des Princes (2-0) …
Eight successes in L1 is in any case enough to be nine points ahead of the second in the standings before the start of the ninth lift. « It’s easier said than done. You have to be demanding and always set the bar higher« , Underlined Abdou Diallo last week, after PSG-MHSC, on Canal + . Traveling to Rennes this Sunday (1 p.m.), Mauricio Pochettino’s players are in any case in the nails to aim for a certain number of historical records by the end of the French championship. Overview.
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10 – If they manage to win their tenth French championship title at the end of the season, Paris-SG, crowned nine times so far, will join the most successful club in the history of the championship, AS Saint- Etienne (10). French champion seven times with the capital club, Marco Verratti could also become the only player to eight coronations in the history of the championship, ahead of Jean-Michel Larqué, Hervé Revelli, Grégory Coupet, Juninho, Sidney Govou and his former teammate on the banks of the Seine, Thiago Silva.
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14 – If Monaco established the record for consecutive victories in Ligue 1, 16, between February 25 and August 27, 2017, straddling two seasons, PSG started the 2018-19 financial year with 14 successes. Over one season, it’s a record for the championship. PSG 2021-22 can in any case target both brands after starting the current year with eight consecutive victories and ending the previous one with two successes.
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19 – The Parisians have won their first four matches at the Parc des Princes this season. To equal the record of home victories over a season, they will have to continue at this pace: ASSE had achieved the grand slam in 1974-75 with 19 successes in as many matches at Geoffroy-Guichard! Flawless … Chick? The record for the number of away victories in a season, on the other hand, it is Paris-SG which holds it: 15 wins away from Paris, in 2015-16.
36 – From the 30th day of the 2014-15 season to the 27th lift of the following year, in 2015-16, PSG established the longest unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 history: 36 games without defeat . Straddling 2020-21 and 2021-22, Neymar Jr and company are on a series of 15 matches without having known the pangs of a setback. Note that in a single season, it is FC Nantes which holds the palm: future champions of France, the Canaries of Patrice Loko, Nicolas Ouédec, Japhet N’Doram and company had remained undefeated 32 matches in 1995-96, from the first to the 32nd day. Their 3-0 victory at the Parc des Princes had marked the spirits that season …
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44 – On an individual level, players like Kylian Mbappé (4 goals so far in L1) or Léo Messi can dream of the unbeatable record of Josip Skoblar, author of 44 goals in the 1970-71 season.
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96 – Laurent Blanc’s PSG set the record for the number of points in L1 during the 2015-16 financial year, with 96 units. Mauricio Pochettino’s will he do as well or better in 2021-22? In order to equal this record, Paris will still have to turn at an average of 2.4 points per game for the rest of the season. We must not relax … Note that PSG 2015-16 also holds the record for the number of victories, 30. Monaco had done as well in 2016-17.
118 – With 22 goals scored in their first eight outings this season, the Parisians still have a way to go to hang RC Paris’s insane record in 1959-60: 118 goals! To do this, they would still have to shake the nets 96 times in their next 30 meetings, or 3.2 goals per game. Impossible mission ?