Paris Saint-Germain is anxiously awaiting their inaugural Ligue 1 victory of the current season, with their upcoming clash against Lens scheduled for Saturday evening at Parc des Princes. In the previous season, Lens trailed PSG by a mere point in the standings, but both teams are grappling with a sluggish start in the 2023-24 season.
In the initial fixture of the season, PSG was held to a goalless draw by Lorient despite their dominant display on home turf. Impressively, they launched 20 shots while preventing Lorient from managing even a single shot on target. However, in their subsequent match against Toulouse, despite boasting 77% possession and 16 shot attempts, PSG could only secure a 1-1 draw, squandering their dominance.
Despite securing their ninth Ligue 1 title in 11 years in the previous season, PSG exhibited vulnerabilities, suffering seven losses in 38 matches and conceding 40 goals—11 more than Lens, who clinched the second spot. Notably, Lens, trailing PSG by a solitary point, displayed remarkable resilience and determination last season, and they’re striving to outdo themselves this time.
Lens, though missing Lois Openda due to his transfer, displayed zeal with eight shots against Brest and 15 attempts against Rennes. With all eyes on PSG, Lens can embrace the freedom to challenge the faltering champions when they cross paths at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night.