PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi scored for the Ligue 1 leaders in their 2-1 away victory at Ajaccio.
PSG have brought 3 fans to Ajaccio today.. pic.twitter.com/Tv7eYdhA7B— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) January 11, 2014
The much coveted Argentine striker has been the centre of attention regarding a possible exit from the French capital.
According to the English press, The PSG striker deemed he was unhappy at PSG in early December, citing the fact he felt disillusioned at the club. Lavezzi went on to explain that he’d not rule out a move to North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur , therefore it seemed inevitable that the former Napoli man would be gone in the January transfer window – yet, the striker still remains in Paris and found himself on the score sheet.
The Ligue 1 leaders, who boast a first team eleven full of expensive household names such as Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Thiago Silva, Sirigu and Lavezzi himself, yesterday found themselves on a 570 mile plus journey to the remote Ajaccio to take on the struggling French side for an early kick-off.
PSG fell behind early on in the 6th minute to an Eduardo strike. It took the visitors a while to get a foothold in the match, yet Lavezzi did manage to equalise just before half-time, notching in from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic assist.
Whilst the home fans were silenced, there was barely a peep coming out of the away end. Why? Well, this picture probably explains better than any set of words could.
That is right, there were just three supporters following PSG in Ajaccio’s small ground. The sort of attendance that you’d expect only from England’s 9th division clubs and below, not one from the French league leaders and a club competing in the second phase of the Champions League.
Perhaps the journey and kick-off times didn’t help, but if Hartlepool can take sizeable numbers to Yeovil, then surely the French Champions can muster up a few more spectators for a crucial game?
With the future of Ezequiel Lavezzi still in the balance, there is one thing that is for certain, should the Argentine make the move to North London, at least he won’t have worry about playing in-front of empty stadiums.
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