PSG ‘unlucky’ with Champions League exit – Keane

first_imgPSG PSG ‘unlucky’ with Champions League exit – Keane Robin Bairner 22:20 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edinson Cavani Kylian Mbappe PSG Real Madrid Champions League PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU PSG UEFA Champions League PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid The former Man Utd man urged the Ligue 1 side’s detractors to ‘give them a break’ following their exit from Europe Roy Keane has said that Paris Saint-Germain can consider themselves “unlucky” to have been knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.The Ligue 1 leaders needed a big performance on Tuesday to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit but never threatened to stretch the two-time defending champions and ultimately lost 2-1 at Parc des Princes.While critics rounded on the lacklustre nature of PSG’s exit, Keane unexpectedly jumped to their defence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “I think PSG have been a bit unlucky the last few years. I really do,” he told ITV. “They topped their group this year and who do they get? Real Madrid.“They were unlucky in the first leg, they had a mad five minutes. Neymar’s missing, they have a man sent-off [in the second leg]. You need bits of luck in this competition. I wouldn’t be too critical of PSG.”Keane, who won the Champions League in 1998-99 with Manchester United, also defended the measured approach of Emery’s side.“This seems to be the new buzz word about having a go at teams. It’s very difficult to have a go when you’re up against real quality players and you can’t get the ball back. It’s Real Madrid, the champions of Europe – give them a break,” the former Manchester United man said.PSG have exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage in each of the last two years, a statistic that is expected to cost head coach Unai Emery his job in the summer.last_img

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