The next two weeks are absolutely massive for Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuits of the remaining two domestic trophies; the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France.  They’ve already collected the Coupe de la Ligue title with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over AS Monaco back at the beginning of the month, but they’ll certainly be hoping to collect the remaining two trophies given the nature of how they crashed out of the Champions League against Barcelona.

Paris are currently on an 8-match winning streak in the league.  Momentum:

Julian Draxler, Hatem Ben Arfa, Thiago Silva, and Layvin Kurzawa are all currently out injured for the Parisians, but Unai Emery will be hoping the rest of his squad are able to cope without them, at least temporarily – Draxler and Silva could make returns within the next couple of weeks.

Paris are currently level on points with Monaco at the top of the table, but Monaco do still have a match in hand.  The Parisians’ looked as if they were going to have a huge dent put into their title hopes on Tuesday evening at FC Metz.  After taking a comfortable 2-0 lead in the first half with goals from Edinson Cavani and Blaise Matuidi, Metz scored twice late on in the second half and the match became incredibly stretched as both sides searched for a winner.  Matuidi popped up with the match-winning header in the third of four minutes of stoppage time to give Paris the three points and spare them some blushes.

Matuidi’s dramatic stoppage time winner from Tuesday:

Paris’ resiliency late on against Metz seems to underline the heart that they’ll need to show in their remaining fixtures if they want to have any chance of leapfrogging Monaco.  This weekend, PSG play host to Montpellier at the Parc des Princes, and just four days later they go head to head with Monaco in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.  Four days after the cup tie, Paris travel to third-placed OGC Nice in what will likely prove to be their most difficult remaining fixture in the league.

A massive semi-final cup tie beckons:

PSG will also have to hope that Monaco drop points sometime between now and the end of the season, this weekend’s visit to Lyon could prove to be the best likelihood of that happening.  Other than that, the only other time Monaco play a team in the top half of the table during the remainder of the season is their trip to Rennes on the last match day of the season on May 20th – they are currently 9th in the standings.

 

Tom is a content writer for The Sports Blaze, primarily contributing to the soccer section.  View all of his previous posts HERE.

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Thomas Adams
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Tom Adams is a soccer writer for The Sports Blaze, focusing primarily on Liverpool F.C and the Barclay's Premier League. Hailing from the Southeastern shoreline of Connecticut, United States of America, he spends most of his free time playing and watching soccer- plain and simple. An avid supporter of both Liverpool FC and U.S Men's National Team, successes are few and far between, but miracles are, in fact, possible (refer to Istanbul 2005). If you feel as if you think you have some sort of chance at beating him head-to-head in Fifa online, add his gamer tag; LiverpoolFan38 - but you will most likely lose, miserably.

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