Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique Guides PSG to Ligue 1 Dominance

Luis Enrique Guides PSG to Ligue 1 Dominance

Publish on 05/16 at 22:30 - E. RAZO


Despite welcoming a new manager in Luis Enrique this 2023-24 season, Paris Saint-Germain continued their Ligue 1 dominance, clinching their 12th league title this campaign. 

After several years coaching FC Barcelona and the Spain national football team, Enrique ventured to France for the first time in his coaching career after joining PSG last summer to become their manager. 

The 54-year-old has the PSG squad dominating in several categories, which helps explain why they won the league this season. The Parisians are first in goals scored (75), first in expected goals (67.4), and second in shots (493). 

Other impressive stats from the capital club this season are being first in goals minus xG (11.7), third in goals conceded (33), first in percentage passing accuracy (90 percent), and first in average possession (65 percent). 

These stats illustrate the reason PSG have only lost two out of their 33 games, which is five fewer than any other team. One of the two losses came this past weekend in a 3-1 defeat against Toulouse FCwith goals from Thijs DallingaYann Gboho, and Frank Magri, highlighting the impressive result that Les Violets secured.

Despite the loss to Toulouse, Enrique and his squad bounced back with a 2-1 victory against OGC Nice on Wednesday. The road win, which featured goals from Bradley Barcola and Yoram Zaguehave PSG on the cusp of making league history. 

If PSG manages to avoid defeat at FC Metz, they could make history by becoming the first team ever to go undefeated away from home throughout an entire Ligue 1 season. 

The Parisians have one trophy on the table to win this season when they face Olympique Lyonnais for the Coupe de France in what could be a successful first season for Enrique with a potential league and cup double. 

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