Mbappé was also released, replaced (and dark in the face) ten minutes from the end
In Brest, the script for this early season does not change. Pass the PSG even without Messi, and without Neymar. With a goal from Mbappé, dominating in the dribble, but suffering as always in defense. In the end, the scoreboard says 2-4 for the French vice-champions who got out of trouble with Di Maria’s final seal, after the goals of Herrera, Mbappé and a splendid distance from Gueye. But the hosts played it all the way, keeping the game open with Honorat and Mounié. All under the watchful eye of Donnarumma, on the bench for the first call.
The blue goalkeeper, however, should have a chance as soon as possible, at least as a function of Navas’ error on the first Breton goal, which went down slowly on the diagonal, and on the uncertainty of the second, collected with a tunnel. The Costa Rican was still decisive in a couple of interventions, but he seems to feel the pressure of the competition. Also because the PSG defense does not offer many guarantees, easily going free diving in the face of well-orchestrated attacks at speed. And maybe with good feet like those of Faivre, author of two assists: the first elegant heel for the momentary 1-2 (42 ‘).
Psg took the lead with Herrera, flying from the edge (23 ‘), before doubling a generous Mbappé, headed (36’). And despite the ball possession with peaks over 80%, or Hakimi’s outbursts on the wing, or Verratti’s far-sighted management, he is the holder of the return, PSG still has to oil the defensive mechanisms. The Kehrer-Kimpembe power plant pair shows obvious limitations. Marquinhos, who remained on the bench, however, is ready to return. And in September Sergio Ramos will be called again. And also in this sector there will be choices to make for Pochettino who in the meantime must evaluate the alternation between the posts. In a week, it could finally touch Donnarumma, who applauded Di Maria’s final goal, lob, on the break in the 90 ‘, added to the splendid thrust from outside Gueye (28’) for the momentary 3-1. Dry Icardi, released after being hurt by falling badly on the right shoulder, after having missed a useless heel in midfield, losing the ball on the action of the Breton doubling.
August 20, 2021 (change August 20, 2021 | 23:43)
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