Sport Tops / Flops Saint-Étienne-PSG: Messi of zero in Hero, mbled avenled
PSG, Messi ... Henry ignites!
© provided by Sports.fr Very surprised to cross Lionel Messi under the colors of the PSG. Since the beginning of the season, Thierry Henry regularly officiates at the video premium microphone, on league lawns 1. The best scorer in the history of the Blues takes a very positive look at the evolution of the championship of France, carried by The Paris Saint-Germain , but not only. "At some point, there was the arrival of Zlatan, explains Henry in an interview with Ludovic Giuly.
Messi unrecognizable, but ...
The question arises since the beginning of the season: where is the Grand Lionel Messi, the sextuple of gold balloon that was still the FC Barcelona on its shoulders last season? It was not in Geoffroy-Guichard: the Parisian number 30 multiplied imprecise passes or in the wrong tempo and unnecessary ball lines. On a pushed shot of Neymar, he found the way to shoot next, although in the 16 meters on his left foot (69th). Yes, but here is a free kick for Marquinhos (45E + 2), a hook then shift for di maria (79th) and a new center millimeter for Marquinhos (90E + 1) have been converted to goals. Being any of the match, Messi has released the PSG of a quagmire under the Stéphano Snow. If the form is temporary, the class is eternal.
City - PSG. Three overwhelming statistics of the Parisian performance in Manchester
© Reuters Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbed during the match against Manchester City in Champions League. largely dominated by Manchester City, Wednesday night, during the 5th day of the Champions League League Phase, the Parisians were borne for 90 minutes. If the PSG has validated, despite everything, its qualification for the rounds of finals, the players of the Mauricio Pochettino have not reassured. The evidence in numbers. Qualified Paris, but Paris not first.
Étienne Green had attached the Cape
it has long been seen as the superheroes of the Greens. By winning his first face-to-face with Kylian mbed (14th), Étienne Green entered his match. And perhaps in the head of the French attacker, facing who he has succeeded an incredible reflex parade left hand before half-time (41st). Just before, he captured a vicious center with Hakimi land (39th) and disaggregated Neymar (40th), not one but twice (69th). He can not do anything about Parisian goals.
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Boudebouz made his law in the middle
his ball intakes were puffs of fresh air for the ASSE. Positioned in a double pivot in a 4-2-3-1, Ryad Boudebouz stood out of his technique, his taking of information and his abnegation, he who was sick this week. He won 10 of his 11 duels and passed his 4 dribbles attempted. Elusive, as on the pressing of Neymar forced to commit a fault (49th). Its accuracy coupled with Khazri's stalls posed big problems in Parisians before halfway.
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not the day of mbled
with 7 goals and 7 assists in 13 league matches 1 before this Sunday, Kylian mbed is surely the best Parisian of this first third of season. It was not seen in Geoffroy-Guichard: the tricolor attacker lost two face-to-face with Étienne Green (14th, 41st) and never fructified his incessant calls, except on the red carton provoked by Timothy Kolodziejczak (45th). Deleted in the second half.
A PSG still not imperial
The first 35 Parisian minutes prove one thing: Mauricio Pochettino has a job. Saint-Etienne, 19th Ligue 1, proved like others this season that this PSG is friable when it is pressed up, and that its defensive transitions leave something to be desired. The debut of Sergio Ramos do not settle (yet) all the problems. The absences of Verratti and Herrera have not helped, certainly. And with more success, Paris would have folded the match just before half-time. But the trio, even offensive quatuor, if he has suggested bribes of combinations, is still not up to the expectations.
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Kolodziejczak saw red
not sure that all Forez residents will validate this arbitration decision. Just before half-time, Thimothy Kolodziejczak mowed Kylian mbled with a tackle slipped while the Parisian was moving on the goal (45th). The fault is clear, without being violent. But Mickaël Nadé may not have been distancing by mbled. So, annihilation of a clear opportunity? For Mr. Brisard, it was yes, and 10 against 11 in the second half, Saint-Étienne never challenged the Parisian domination despite a certain low block strength.
Neymar, the sad picture
His encouraging match will have very badly finished. On a tackle of Miguel Trauco, Neymar saw her left ankle twist on Geoffroy-Guichard's cold lawn (84th). The Brazilian immediately stated to his bench by griming pain. The head in his hands, he was evacuated on stretcher under the avoidable whistles of the Stéphanois public. The Paris fans retain their breath while waiting to know the duration of unavailability of their number 10, decidedly cursed when it comes to injury.
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