Thursday, 9 March 2017

From "schadenfreude" to despair in 24 hours

French football media were full of doom for the French manager of Arsenal when the English club were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday (having lost the first leg by the same score). Today it is the "exploit raté" of Paris St Germain in the same competition. PSG had crushed Barcelona 4-0 at home and were confidently expected to complete the job in Catalonia last night.
Indeed after 83 minutes they led 5-3 on aggregate. But the world's best team cannot be written off and by the end of the match they led 6-1, or 6-5 on aggregate. "What a chance missed" is the general mood of the French media today - so not only Arsenal supporters are depressed this week.
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