PSG-Juventus. Despite a first period of success, PSG players struggled to finish the match of this first day of the Champions League on Tuesday 7 September. The summary
09:54 – Neymar too at 8/10
The Brazilian, always very restless and author of a magnificent decisive pass, collects an 8/10 also for this PSG – Juventus of L’Equipe.
09:37 – Rabiot: “A difficult first period”
“We had a difficult first half, especially the first 20 minutes, we saw them play. We have regrets because we conceded two goals and this changed the game. In the second half we showed a different face. A bit bitter because we have it. done Don’t give up, we tried to come back and we could have put them in more difficulty “analyzed Adrien Rabiot after this PSG – Juventus.
09:22 – An 8/10 for Mbappé
After the good performance, especially in the first half with a brace before a mistake in the second half when Neymar was alone, the Frenchman got the best score from our colleagues from L’Equipe with an 8/10.
09:12 – Galtier’s mea culpa on video
When questioned in the mixed zone about his controversial reaction to the PSG movement, the French manager made his mea culpa.
09:00 – “Relief” for Galtier
“There is relief. From the moment the third goal is not in our favor … In the penalty area they are a strong team. We have had an excellent first half. From the moment we conceded this goal, we are suffering. It is always difficult to change the course of history, PSG had never beaten Juventus. Winning in suffering allows the team to grow “, explained Christophe Galtier after PSG’s victory over Juventus.
08:51 – Allegri’s reaction
“We had a good game, but there is a bit of bitterness for not having achieved a result. In the end we had to be a little more lucid. It is a missed opportunity. We have to progress. We know that” we have progress to make, we’re working on it. We are also waiting for some players to return (from an injury, ed). We have suffered, but the speed they have, nobody else has. When you play against these types of teams, the difficulty is when you don’t have the ball … We fell asleep a bit in the first half but in the second half we had more character and McKennie gave us legs and strength “explained the Italian coach later. the meeting.
09/06/22 – 23:40 – Thanks and good evening to everyone
Thank you all for joining us for this PSG win against Juventus at the start of the European season. The World Cup obliges, the Champions League calendar has been tight and we will not have to wait two but a week to attend the second day. Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Israel in eight days to take on Maccabi Haifa at the Sammy Ofer Stadium.
06/09/22 – 23:35 – Galtier: “An important victory”
“There is relief. We had an excellent first half, even if we suffered a chance. From the moment we conceded the goal we suffered and this gave hope to the opponent. C” It is an important victory. PSG had never won against Juventus (8 defeats and 2 draws). We won in difficulty, and winning in difficulty makes a team grow. “Christophe Galtier noticed a lucid attitude on the performance of his players but satisfied with the final result of this first day of the Champions League, against an opponent, who at PSG, he recalled, had never succeeded.
09/06/22 – 23:31 – Benfica also won
In the other Group H match, Benfica Lisbon got rid of Maccabi Haifa. At home, the Portuguese won 2 goals to 0 with an assist and a magnificent goal from Grimaldo. This success allowed them to take the lead in the group ahead of PSG, by goal difference.
06/09/22 – 23:15 – A Paris with two faces provides the essential
What to remember of an evening that started so well and that certainly ended in a victory but that could have been aggravated in a second failed act. Because if Paris provided the essentials by dominating Juventus Turin at the Parc des Princes, they will have shown a double face that we did not know this season. A disturbing double face that suggests new imperfections, after those brought to light by the Monegasque commitment. This time PSG showed a form of sufficiency, letting themselves be lulled by a much inferior but formidable opponent when it comes to killing the rhythm of a match that eludes them.
For almost half an hour, in fact, the Turin club felt dizzy, like so many others before. In a stadium very happy to find the air of the Champions League, the Parisians did not give in to greet the Old Lady. Just 5 minutes into the game and Neymar served Mbappé in the box with a delicious ladle. The latter, dirty rascal that he is, fixed Perin with a perfect flying cross. A first flash followed by a second after a splendid action with a touch of the ball with Verratti then Hakimi, concludes on the other side, on the right, with another flying cross. Without forcing his talent, PSG had just had to accelerate when he wanted to stun an Old Lady who was excruciatingly his age, like Cuadrado, overridden on the right, or Bonucci, running out of pace.
We told ourselves that the bill would get even harder, to reach the price of the house, but here we are, Paris has flaws. Inexplicably, the Parisians returned from the locker rooms without envy, as if the hardest part had been done and it was enough to check. The races were fewer, the choices less right and Juventus had fun creating trouble in this mush. A first warning on an uncrossed header by Vlahovic, well out of Donnarumma, decisive as in the first period when he deflected at point blank range from Milik, preceded the inevitable. On a corner played by two, McKennie bypasses Nuno Mendes and cuts a center of Kostic, much appreciated by the Italian goalkeeper and Marquinhos, and brings his people within reach. Neymar and Mbappé had the opportunity to take the break but nothing helped and the threat lasted to the end in a strange second period in which Paris will have been put to sleep. Never before had PSG sported this face like this season, he who had shown himself to be conquering and virtuous in his commitment. A first free admonition that must not, however, make us forget that the French champions have won. Sometimes you have to settle for the essential, win without pomp but win. It’s never easy to start your Champions League season. We will remember that Paris and Mbappé did it.
06/09/22 – 23:03 – Vitinha: “Keep improving”
“We were better in the first half and we have to be able to do better in general. In the second half we should have controlled the game better but we shouldn’t give it too much importance. We won and we have to keep improving.”Vitinha explained, who did not want to dwell on the lack of the evening PSG.
06/09/22 – 23:00 – Mbappé: “Happy to win the game”
“There is a difference between the first and second half. We knew we still had some gaps to work on but we are happy to win the game. We know where we are going.”Mbappé reacted warmly, aware of PSG’s current shortcomings but happy to have been able to offer victory to his team with his brace.
06/09/22 – 22:59 – City, the last Parisian executioner
Paris Saint-Germain were only playing their third home game of the season. Having conceded 3 draws in their last five receptions, PSG have not been beaten at the Parc des Princes since 28 April … 2021 and since Manchester City’s arrival in the Champions League semi-finals (1-2), a series of 27 games consecutive in all competitions (24 wins and 3 draws).
06/09/22 – 22:51 – PSG provides the essentials at home (2-1)!
Thanks to a brace from Mbappé, still equally decisive and decisive, Parsi Saint-Germain won for the first time in their history against Juventus Turin and started their Champions League well (2-1). Sharp in the first period, however, PSG got scared when he returned from the locker room in a second act where he lost the momentum, asleep by a limited but astute Old Lady. More fear than they give in an evening in which we will keep the victory above all.
06/09/22 – 22:51 – Paris under management
The Parisians circulate the ball and manage the last seconds in the last 30 meters of Juventus Turin. The end of the game and victory are near.
06/09/22 – 22:50 – Additional time: 3 minutes
Three minutes of injury time in this first Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin.
06/09/22 – 22:48 – Neymar takes too long
Neymar leads the Parisian counterattack but instead of giving Mbappé in depth, he waits, brings the ball to the edge of the area to fix the opponent’s defense. Eventually he served the Frenchman, but the latter was stopped offside. No regrets since he hadn’t fooled Perin.
06/09/22 – 22:48 – Perin intervenes in front of Neymar
Magnificent parade by Perin who rejects a powerful volley from Neymar with his legs on the spot.
06/09/22 – 22:46 – Verratti on the bench
Third change for Paris Saint-Germain with the replacement of Verratti by Renato Sanches. There are 3 minutes to regular time. On the Turin side, Rabiot also comes out, under the whistles, in favor of Kean, a former Parisian too.
09/06/22 – 10:45 pm – Neymar shoots
At 20 meters, slightly to the right, Neymar rolls over the wall but his ball doesn’t go down and Perin doesn’t worry.
09/06/22 – 22:44 – Soler gets a free kick
At 20 meters Soler inherits the ball with his back to the goal and is fouled by Rabiot, impatient behind him. Nice punishment for PSG.
06/09/22 – 22:42 – Messi leaves
6 minutes from the end of regular time, Messi leaves the lawn. The Argentine is replaced by Carlos Soler, who is living his first minutes with Paris Saint-Germain, who arrived in the last hours of the transfer window from Valencia.
06/09/22 – 22:39 – Scare on the Parisian door
PSG was once again very scared in this second period. On a cross from the right, Mukiele gets a hole. Kostic takes advantage of this and supports Locatelli. The latter controls at 6 meters but slips in armament. Donnarumma made a first save, then a second as the Italian walked away to save the drop-out for a new cross. Great fear for PSG, not immune from a return of Turin.
06/09/22 – 22:37 – Two changes for PSG
PSG’s first two changes came in the 78th minute. Christophe Galtier brings back Vitinha, less protagonist in the second act, and Hakimi to the bench to launch Danilo and Mukiele.
09/06/22 – 22:35 – Vlahovic, not dangerous
In a backward position, Rabiot rolls from the left into the area and finds Vlahovic’s header. The latter fails to give power to his ball which enters a bell. Kostic moves away to avoid the goal kick. The ball is messed up until it reaches Locatelli at the head of the area but whose volley misses the target.