Sport PSG: Brilliant against Manchester City, Donnarumma (re) launches the guard match

06:50  29 september  2021
06:50  29 september  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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Mahrez menaced PSG down the right in a whirlwind of stepovers and crosses, and Kevin de Bruyne must have thought he had supplied the equalizer when his classy cross from the left with the outside of his foot found Raheem Sterling's leap inside the penalty area. The England striker's header beat Gianluigi Donnarumma but not the crossbar, bouncing kindly for Bernardo Silva in front of goal, who suffered the same City arguably deserve credit for bossing much of the game. PSG avenged their lackluster showing against these opponents that sent them out at the quarterfinals stage last season.

Match statistics: ParisSaint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City . They had their chances, not least when they hit crossbar twice in as many seconds. First, Raheem Sterling’s header was brilliantly tipped onto the underside of the bar by Gianlugi Donnarumma , only for Bernardo Silva to inexplicably fluff the follow-up. But a moment of Messi magic crushed any hope of grabbing a point, and it is PSG that will leave the Parc des Princes believing they have found the missing piece to end their wait for Champions League success.

Donnarumma a réalisé pas moins de sept arrêts face à City. © Benoit Tessier / Reuters Donnarumma realized no less than seven stops in front of City.

A sovereign environment, the decisive "MNM" , Marquishos in Chief Defense ... Certainly, the PSG sometimes suffered Tuesday night, against Manchester City. But the victory is not stolen (2-0) and the patterns of satisfaction are numerous for Mauricio Pochettino and his staff. Gianluigi Donnarumma is one to him alone. If he landed in Paris Nani with a strong club experience with AC Milan (251 games) and a status as a team holder of Italy (36 selections), with a coronation at the Euro 2020 and A best player in the bonus tournament, the 22-year-old scald had never played in Champions League before Tuesday night. On the first day, Keylor Navas kept the Parisian cages. And the Costa Richer, brilliant since his arrival in the capital, two years ago, took the opportunity to remind all that he is still one of the best specialists in the post, at 34 years old . Man " pressed " according to his own confession, "Gigio", 22, nevertheless demonstrated, facing the skyblues, that talent does not wait for the number of years.

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Gianluigi Donnarumma Brilliant . Thwarted a Sterling break, held a Cancelo bullet and stopped a late Mahrez free-kick, remaining steadfast behind a shaky defence. Rúben Dias Will be unhappy with Gueye being lost for his goal and also allowed Mbappé to escape too easily at times. 5. Rúben Dias appeals to referee Carlos del Cerro Grande during Manchester City ’s 2-0 defeat at PSG . Photograph: BSR Agency/Getty Images. Aymeric Laporte Was most comfortable – obviously – when City took play upfield as he and Dias had Neymar-Mbappé-Messi to stymie.

Globally reassuring in its ballots, serene on its line and even authoritative in the air, which is not necessarily its strong point at the beginning, Donnaumma has disgheated the attackers of City during this shock of the second Phase day of chickens . Seven stops, three fist clearances, a center captured. A first order service for the C1 neophyte guard. Despite his young age and his inexperience at this stage of the competition, pochettino did not hesitate to trust him. He did not have to be disappointed with the result.

The gods of football with him

against an opponent of this caliber and knowing that each of his facts and gestures would be spiked by the entire planet, and in particular his Rival Navas, Gianluigi Donnarumma could have been impressed, febrile. This is the opposite that happened in this merger princes park. In addition, the gods of football were on his side, with this double cross bar in the 26th minute. First of the head of Raheem Sterling for the six meters, then this absolutely misunderstood of Bernardo Silva, one meter of the goal. The Baraka.

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In recent years, the PSG has already attempted to have two potential holders coexist. It is clear that it has not worked. Leonardo has all tried the shot, jostling a well-established hierarchy and a hitch that turned perfectly, with Navas and Sergio Rico. The Brazilian sports director did not want to miss the opportunity Donnaumma, free this summer. and this despite the extension of Navas until 2024 a few weeks ago . A choice for the future. And also for the present. " I came here to play. I will give the best of myself to hold , "said Donarumma again in this interview at C + . And to add: " The competition does not scare me. Keylor is an exceptional guard but I'm here to play. The competition will be positive for both, it will allow me to grow. There is always competition in the big teams. It is an exceptional person, we are friend, there will be no problem. »

No hierarchy established

except for Mauricio Pochettino, which will meet with a cornal choice for each match: Navas or Donnarumma, Donnaumma or Navas? " I will decide before every match," he confessed to repeat whenever the question of the guardian hierarchy is asked him in the press conference. And our Italian colleagues do not lack the opportunity to ask him regularly ... One thing is certain: no other club in the world can rely on two porters of this caliber. Some would already be happy to have one of the two ... to see if this alternation can continue throughout the season without one of the two taking shade and their performances suffer. In the meantime, Donnarumma demonstrated Tuesday night, facing the vice-champions of Europe, that he is not just a guardian of the future. Already all of a big one.

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