Paris Saint-Germain, who lost 2-1 in their visit to England against superior Manchester City, ran out of luck, but had to overcome a thunderbolt from Kylian Mbappe with goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus (2-1). ).
Pep Guardiola’s side threatened to pay for no punches again, but relied on his synthesis game to the end to beat PSG who trusted everything to Messi, Neymar and Mbappe and that was on the verge of an award that was unfair.
With Paris Saint-Germain divided into two blocks, the first three, anchored in the center of the field, and the rest of the defending players, City enjoyed their exceptional first minutes, as if they were the owner and lord of the game. Similar to what happened in Paris and with the same luck in front of goal.
Kimpembe had to extinguish the first flame with a header from Rodri at the goal line, but City did not stop creating and proving that if ‘nine’ like Harry Kane signed in the summer, they would be masters of Europe. . But without Kane and with Foden out, City had everything on the field except for the finishing touch.
Mahrez was the most active and was the goal scorer twice. The first after a heel collision between two defenders, he cut inside and a shot with a thread deflected Hakimi just enough, and the second with a low shot brought Navas to the ground and extended his glove.
Explain what was arranged by Gundogan. After a very dangerous cross from Cancelo and a terrible clearance from Mendes, the German adjusted the ball to the post, which led to Guardiola’s disbelief on the winger. In this context of total dominance, City just had to wait for a defensive transition or a foul. That’s why when Neymar stole Gündogan’s purse in the middle, he quickly attacked, with a ball so deep that Mbappe was pointed towards his right leg and sent into the clouds.
It was a warning from PSG that needs no more. City had the team, structure and tactics; They had a punch. After a 45-minute siege, PSG needed five minutes to make a difference. The French lion chooses when to attack.
Messi, from the front, was attached to a kitten, whose wall was seen a thousand times. From the “eight” lane, he set a position that had to go around the legs of four City players. But the ball touched Walker first, so I changed course completely and fell into Mbappe’s boot, who prepared the shot and made the first between Ederson’s legs.
It was a miracle and a carbon copy of what was seen in Paris. Once again City against the ropes for their lack of goal. But Mbappe, Neymar and Messi’s complacency in watching City matches without pressure or defense ended up affecting them.
Neymar did not follow his husband, Rodri hung the ball for Walker to enter the wing and chased Jesus with the ball to attack it, the mediators chased it at the near post, and Sterling shot it alone and extended it. per second.
The negativity of the trident found meaning only in an isolated spark like the one that led Neymar to throw the wall with Di Maria, avoiding Rodri’s entry and setting an aberration in front of Ederson.
Neymar missed his chance, and Gabriel Jesus informed him in response. Another combination of defense, another pass to the back of the two sides, Bernardo, only cut from the inside, put him in the center of the middle and Jesus, one touch, 2-1.
Justice was done in the union, and the best and not the best won with the best players. A City win represents a better block, a better team, and with only one of the three PSG owned at the top, they would dominate Europe without problems. Guardiola’s men also ensure passage to the second round as group winners; The Parisians will be in second place.
– data sheet:
2- Manchester City: Ederson. Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Zinchenko (Jesus, AD 54); Mahrez, Silva and Sterling.
1 – Paris Saint-Germain: Navas. Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes (Kehrier, AD 67); Paredes, Herrera (Danilo, AD 61), Joy (De Maria, AD 67); Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
Objectives: 0-1. Mbappe, 50-1-1. Stirling, vol. 63, pp. 2–1. Jesus, AD 76.
Rule: Daniel Orsato (ITA) Rodri (AD 55), Cancelo (AD 80) and Jesus (AD 93) were warned by locals.
Accidents: The fifth day match of Group A of the UEFA Champions League, which was held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester).