Paris Saint-Germain lacked control and did not deserve any luck in their shock 2-1 defeat to Dijon, according to head coach Thomas Tuchel.

The Ligue 1 leaders were punished for a below-par display in Friday's clash at Stade Gaston Gerard as they fell to a third defeat of the campaign.

Kylian Mbappe put PSG ahead against a side that started the game bottom of the division, but goals either side of half-time from Mounir Chouiar and Jhonder Cadiz earned Dijon a first top-flight win in this fixture.

Tuchel bemoaned the lack of quality showed by his side in the first half and suggested Mbappe's opener against the run of play worked against them.

"It's football - anything is possible," he told Canal+. "This is not the first time that the side last in the standing has beaten the side in first - and it won't be the last time.

"I think we lost the game in the first half because we had three shots, compared to 17 in the second period - a big difference.

"I was expecting more in terms of speed, mentality and duels. We played better in the second half but we conceded two goals in the match and allowed too many shots - it's not normal."

He added: "In the first half we were too passive. Scoring a goal without having opportunities was perhaps the worst thing for us. We were never in control of the game and did not play with the precision, speed or mentality that is necessary."

PSG had won their previous four Ligue 1 games, scoring 13 goals and conceding only one to open up an eight-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.

However, the reigning champions have now lost to Rennes, Reims and now Dijon this term, and Tuchel has warned his players they cannot continue to take certain opponents lightly.

"If we play like this, anything can happen - that's football," he said. "People told us we were in another league, but that's only if we play at 100 per cent. If we don't play together, or with the intensity that is needed, anything can happen.

"As I said, maybe the worst thing today was that we scored a goal because it was not deserved. We did not play together and we lacked structure. We had 17 strikes in the end, but maybe we did not deserve to be lucky."

PSG return to action on Wednesday with a home match against Club Brugge in the Champions League and defender Marquinhos has called for an instant response.

"We have quality, but today we missed a lot," he said. "We must think carefully and immediately bounce back. 

"Across a whole season, there are good and bad matches. We're not a bad team for losing a match, but we have to be more consistent this season."

Fagner called on Brazil to learn from Tuesday's defeat to Peru, although both he and Marquinhos criticised the LA Memorial Coliseum pitch.

Brazil were beaten for the first time since their 2018 World Cup reverse to Belgium, ending a 17-match unbeaten run, as they lost 1-0 to a late Luis Abram goal.

But Fagner insists the South American champions never questioned the threat of their opponents, who they defeated in the Copa America final.

The right-back, who started, with Dani Alves on the bench, hoped Brazil would be able to grow from a rare loss.

"We know the strength of South American football. There is no poor team," Fagner told TV Globo. "We played a consistent game and created chances to score. We were penalised by a set-piece at the end of the game.

"We need to grow and mature as soon as possible with these types of games to improve for the World Cup qualifiers.

"These games have to make us grow as a team. We know the importance of winning, of working calmly towards victory. But we also know that defeats can happen. This has to make us grow."

Fagner added the firm pitch in Los Angeles, used to hosting American football games, "undoubtedly" contributed to the defeat, and team-mate Marquinhos concurred.

"I think it was a very close game. We came from two good games against them and good results," Marquinhos said. "We knew they would come for the result and they did what they had to do.

"The pitch didn't help much. The ball bounced a lot. We tried to force passes through the middle, but both teams misplaced a lot. We knew it was a one-goal game and they were happy from set-pieces."

Kylian Mbappe admitted Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain cannot be the same without Neymar amid growing speculation over his future.

Neymar has been linked to former club Barcelona and LaLiga giants Real Madrid, and he was absent as PSG opened their title defence with a 3-0 win over Nimes on Sunday.

PSG's sporting director Leonardo hinted Neymar – who cost a world-record €222million to land from Barca in 2017 – could be close to leaving the French capital.

Asked if PSG can improve this season, star team-mate Mbappe told Canal+: "It depends, we will try.

"But we will not lie; we must also see what will happen with Neymar. It's not the same team without Neymar as it is with him. But we will try to do it for the fans."

Neymar has scored 34 goals in 37 Ligue 1 appearances despite both his seasons at PSG being interrupted by serious foot injuries.

PSG and Brazil team-mate Marquinhos played down the speculation as he preferred to focus on football.

"Everyone is focused on our game, and our philosophy," Marquinhos added via Canal+. "The rest, we leave it to the board and Neymar.

"They know very well what to do. We really have to think about the pitch, not the transfers."

Thiago Silva says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with the referee after losing, suggesting Paris Saint-Germain had similar feelings in defeat to Barcelona in 2017.

Argentina great Messi described the officiating in his side's Copa America semi-final loss to Brazil as "bulls***" and suggested his side were victims of "corruption" as he received a controversial red card in the third-place play-off with Chile, which led to a strong rebuttal from CONMEBOL who described his comments as "unacceptable" and "unfounded".

"Maybe I'm paying for what I said last time," the Barcelona star said.

Brazil defender Silva, responding to the comments, suggested Messi had benefited from such decisions in Barca's incredible 6-1 Champions League win over PSG two years ago.

"This is difficult for us to comment on," he said after Brazil's 3-1 final win over Peru. "Sometimes in defeat, we try to focus on other people.

"I think he did not say it out of spite, but we are sad because, in the game we lost 6-1 to Barcelona, he played the referee, which, in my opinion, was ridiculous.

"But we did not give a statement that the referee was in favour of Barcelona. I think you have to show respect.

"Brazil do not have five stars [from World Cup wins] at random - none of them have been stolen. It was played on the pitch."

Silva's PSG and Brazil team-mate Marquinhos added: "[Messi] is a good person, but his statements were unfortunate and we Brazilian players did not like that.

"We lost in the World Cup against Belgium and there were also refereeing errors in his favour with Barcelona. I did not hear him talk about corruption at that time."

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca also weighed in on Messi's outburst following the defeat to Brazil.

"Messi is an authoritative voice, that does not mean I agree with him," Gareca said. "I respect him a lot - not just the player but the person. He seems to be very focused.

"But apart from the opinion we have of Messi, we can agree or disagree with him.

"I like that we would know what we have to improve in South America, but that does not necessarily mean that there is corruption or that we are corrupt.

"There is more and more information from Europe, where our children and grandchildren know more and more European players, and it seems that we want to imitate them in everything.

"There are good things in Europe, but we also have good things in South American football, too. I would like to defend South American football.

"If you speak of corruption, you must have convincing evidence. Football is a game and an individual can go wrong."

Marquinhos has recovered from a bout of illness to line up for Brazil against Peru as both countries name unchanged sides for the Copa America final.

Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos revealed he was struggling with a stomach virus as he went toe-to-toe with Lionel Messi during the Selecao's 2-0 semi-final win over bitter rivals Argentina.

But he lines up alongside veteran club colleague Thiago Silva at the heart of the Brazil defence, while semi-final goalscorers Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus lead a potent attack for the hosts.

Peru were swatted aside 5-0 when they met Brazil during the group stages but will approach Sunday's match at the Maracana with renewed confidence after dispatching holders Chile 3-0 in their last-four clash.

Goals from Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Paolo Guerrero secured a first final appearance for their country since the triumphant campaign of 1975, while Brazil are looking to lift the continental crown for a ninth time.

Marquinhos revealed he suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting before rising to the "very complicated" challenge of marking Lionel Messi in Brazil's Copa America semi-final victory over Argentina.

The Paris Saint-Germain defender lasted 64 minutes of the match in Belo Horizonte despite being hit with a virus and, by the time Miranda replaced him, the Selecao were 1-0 up courtesy of Gabriel Jesus' first-half opener.

Roberto Firmino doubled Brazil's lead seven minutes after Marquinhos' departure and head coach Tite saw his back four restrict Argentina's front three of Lautaro Martinez, Sergio Aguero and Messi – although the latter two hit crossbar and post respectively.

Marquinhos hailed Messi's performance as "inspired" but conceded keeping tabs on the Barcelona talisman was a struggle.

"It was not easy, no," he told reporters. "He was on inspired [form that] night. Not only him, as the Argentine team made a great game.

"It was very difficult, but I think the team managed to cancel out the attacks of Argentina well.

"The ones we could not [cancel out] had some lucky chances, with balls hitting the post and Alisson made some great saves. That makes a strong and solid team."

Marquinhos said he received treatment at the stadium medical facility after the game, which saw Brazil progress to the Copa America final for the first time since 2007.

Brazil will play Peru in Sunday's final and the centre-back will hope he can stay fit and healthy as his team-mates aim to lift the trophy for the ninth time.

Describing his illness, Marquinhos added: "On the day of the game, I ended up [suffering from] a virus and I spent the day at the hotel.

"[It was] very complicated. [I had] diarrhoea and vomiting, I still managed to play a little, but with the effort it got worse [during the] game."

"After the game, it ended up getting worse too. I had a fever and I ended up having to go to the stadium infirmary. But I managed to get an injection and I feel better."

Marquinhos insists Brazil are fully united in admiration for boss Tite and hopes rumours he could step down following the Copa America prove untrue.

Local media reports have suggested the 58-year-old former Corinthians coach is considering his future after growing frustrated with recent staff changes.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) moved to dismiss the speculation by releasing a short statement announcing Tite is to continue in his role on a "permanent basis".

Murmurs about a potential change have not been entirely quashed, however, and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos addressed the situation ahead of the Copa America final against Peru on Sunday.

"If the coach is unhappy he has not shown it to us," the versatile 25-year-old said.

"I've said it before, I'd like him to continue regardless of the outcome of the final, because he's a great man, a great coach, and despite the World Cup elimination, the statistics are in his favour. They're good.

"He has been doing a good job for Brazil, and he has the confidence and respect of the group.

"He is very human and has the affection of everyone."

Tite will hope to lead Brazil to a first continental triumph since 2007 when they square off against surprise finalists Peru at the Maracana.

Brazil cruised to a 5-0 hammering over the same opponents in a one-sided Group A encounter a fortnight ago, but Ricardo Gareca's side bounced back and stunned holders Chile in the semi-final, winning 3-0.

Marquinhos admitted the ease of Peru's victory came as a surprise.

"We were expecting a more disputed game, not a score already settled in the first half," he said.

"We know it will be a difficult game, the other one is already in the past.

"In football things change very fast and we will face Peru in a totally different situation. The final is always different to other games in the tournament."

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