PSG's 1-3 loss against Lorient marks a new low, puts Ligue 1 title in peril

Kylian Mbappe, PSG
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PSG hosted Lorient for MD33 of the Ligue 1 and put on a ridiculous show--literally--that saw them lose 1-3 to the visitors after playing most of the game with 10 men and now looking at a very real possibility of losing the championship to Marseille (second, five points behind in the standings).

This was one of the worst games of the season by PSG, who already trailed 0-1 in the 15th minute only for Achraf Hakimi to get sent off in the 20th with a double-yellow. Kylian Mbappe brought the game to a halt with the weirdest goal ever, but Lorient recovered and ended up getting a solid and merited 1-3 victory on the road.

In a disappointing (but expected these days...) turn of events for Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain, they suffered their sixth defeat of the season, this time against mid-table team Lorient at their home ground, the Parc des Princes.

Despite Achraf Hakimi's early dismissal in the first half, PSG had already fallen behind with Enzo Le Fee scoring a goal for Lorient after just fifteen minutes of play. That, in fact, made Hakimi's reckless play even more "stupid" (quoting Galtier) as it made no sense to risk a sending-off at the position PSG found themselves at with 75 minutes still on the clock.

That red card and having to play for the most part of the match with just 10 men undoubtedly added to PSG's woes. Kylian Mbappe managed to level the score with a goal thirty minutes into the game after a crazy play in which Lorient's goalie gifted (literally) Mbappe his goal, but Lorient remained determined and regained their lead ten minutes later through Darlin Yongwa.

Lorient continued to push forward after the break, eventually scoring a third goal through Bamba Dieng in the 88th minute of play.

This defeat marks a significant setback for PSG, who have struggled to maintain their form this season and enter the home stretch of the campaign looking at the very real possibility of losing a Ligue 1 title that once felt like it had already been won by the reigning champs.

The loss to Lorient is particularly catastrophic given the mid-table team's lower ranking in the league standings, and even more, considering Olympique Marseille (70 points) did their homework later on the weekend and are now sitting just five points shy of PSG (75) in first place.

This loss to Lorient serves as a warning to PSG that they need to up their game and focus on maintaining their lead in the remaining matches of the season.

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All of the above, coming against a mid-table team that has had an inconsistent season to say the least, made it all even more shocking and disheartening. August and the start of next season can't come soon enough.