The statistics of PSG in 2023 paint a rather ugly picture

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There is nothing new in saying PSG hare having quite a nightmarish season. Most of it is related to their precarious post-World Cup form, and especially the run of results from Jan. 1st on as the club is having quite an atrocious 2023 calendar year compared to what the team did in the first half of the season.

Never since the arrival of Qatar and the start of the QSI era in Paris (it's been more than 10 years) had PSG put up the numbers and results (eliminations from different competitions included) like the ones they have earned this season.

PSG are already out of Champions League contention, have crashed out of the Coupe de France, and they're also looking at the very real possibility of losing their grip on the Ligue 1 title race.

After 29 matches in the Ligue 1 season, PSG lead the way with 66 points but they are only sitting six points above OM and Lens, in third and second place respectively, and tied at 60 points apiece.

PSG in 2023: defeats, fewer goals scored, and more goals allowed

According to Le Parisien, if the league had started on Dec. 28th against Strasbourg, PSG would be 6th and therefore not even qualified for any European competition. That's because of the mediocre 1.79 points per game average from Dec. 28th on, one fewer PPG than in PSG's average through the first three and a half months of the season.

PSG have lost eight of their last 18 games (all competitions) since the return from the World Cup break in late December when they kicked off the second half of the season with an edgy win over Strasbourg. It's PSG's worst run of results since 2001 in all competitions.

Christophe Galtier's team is scoring 1.79 goals per game after the break compared to a monster 2.87 before the World Cup. To say the once-feared MNM has gone dry is to fall way short of a proper label.

PSG are struggling against all types of opponents, but mostly against those that can be found in the top tier at both national and continental levels.

PSG didn't score once in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Bayern Munich (0-1 in the Parc des Princes, 0-2 away in the Allianz Arena).

In France, PSG went scoreless against Rennes on Jan. 15th (0-1) and then again on Mar. 19th (0-2) in their two Ligue 1 matchups. Marseille eliminated PSG from the Coupe de France with a 2-1 victory in early February.

On top of the lack of goalscoring is the faulty defensive line, which has gone from allowing only 0.60 goals against per game in the Ligue 1 before December to more than twice that figure (1.43) after the World Cup.

Qatar, as much as they want to lift a Champions League cup, seems to be further than ever from it with this current iteration of PSG playing worse each passing season.

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So much so, that it makes sense for the Middle East country to be thinking about landing in Manchester by way of taking over Man Utd to try and bolster their chances at winning the coveted UCL championship.