PSG: collectively, the Parisians did not compete …

Outrageously dominated by Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain logically bowed (1-2) on the lawn of the English club on Wednesday in the Champions League. Despite some flashes of light, the reigning vice-champion of France has never seemed able to respond to the challenge proposed by the Citizens.

Marquinhos and Lionel Messi were hit after the match.

Paris Saint-Germain not only lost an important Manchester City match (1-2) on Wednesday in the Champions League, the club from the French capital has above all displayed its limits at the moment in this great European meeting.

Because more than the result – which remains disappointing and condemns PSG to 2nd place in the group – the way is talking a lot this Thursday.

PSG took a lesson

Not so far from achieving a hold-up with Kylian Mbapp’s opener and the huge opportunity missed by Neymar at the end of the game, Paris did not yet compete in the game with City. Collectively, the reigning vice-champion of France hardly existed. Balads faced with the technical mastery of the Citizens, the Parisians have suffered, again and again, the debates. And if the Ile-de-France defense has shown great solidarity, PSG, candidate for the final coronation in this competition, cannot be satisfied with relying on a few flashes to respond.

Despite many major absences, Manchester City had a great game playing with personality to turn the tide. Manchester City are still playing with the same enthusiasm. This is not the case with Paris Saint-Germain, which is not yet a real team of this level., judged former Juventus Turin striker Alessandro Del Piero for Sky Italia. A way of pointing the finger at the insufficient collective performance of the Parisians with side under pressure, dominated circles and an attack clears.

The absence of Verratti by weight

To all the same relativize the disappointing copy made by the PSG, it is necessary to recall the absence of Marco Verratti, touched Tuesday the training. In the first leg between the two teams (2-0), the Italian midfielder was simply essential to the success of his team thanks to his ability to outsmart the opposing pressing to revive his team. His qualities were sorely lacking yesterday in Paris, whether in the conservation of the ball but also in the game forward.

In any case, for his part, the Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino did not seem particularly worried about the face displayed by his team. We came to play first in the group, but that’s football. We will especially retain the second period, it is the face that we wanted to see. Opposite, City is a great team, we knew it. They win all their European matches here, the Etihad Stadium. We won 2-0 at the Parc des Princes, at home, and we lose 2-1 here against a great team. You have to accept it, calmed the Argentinian for RMC Sport. With an XXL workforce, PSG must still offer more in the game …

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