Between two games Champions Leaguethe PSG negotiated an important match against the Brest Stadium yesterday afternoon, as part of the 7th day of Ligue 1. With minimal turnover, players of Christophe Galtier won with the smallest of margins against the SB29 (1-0) thanks to a realization of Neymar Jr. A result that allows the reigning French champions to maintain their leadership at the end of the day. Although Rouge & Bleu lacked realism at some points in the game, they could count on a Gigio Donnarumma decisive with a penalty saved in the 70th minute of play. Champions League in front of Maccabi Haifa Wednesday (21:00). But two rookies were able to benefit from a few minutes during this match against Brest: Fabiano Ruiz And Hugo Ekitike.
Fabian Ruiz available in the game
Recruited in the last days of the transfer window, Fabiano Ruiz has undergone a pre-season preparation truncated with the Naples because of his desire to leave. Physically a little behind his new teammates, the Spanish international has replaced the essential Marco Verretti shortly after the hour (62 minutes). The opportunity to show his qualities as a midfielder. However, the 26-year-old entered a phase of play where Rouge & Bleu were underwhelmed and lacked control. But, the old man SSC Napoli he managed to show his passing quality. In 33 minutes of play (28 minutes + 5 extra minutes) the midfielder touched the ball 52 times for a total of 40 successful passes out of 44 (91%). In the game the Spaniard was quite discreet but he tried some forward passes. Faced with Brest’s aggression in the last half hour, Fabiano Ruiz answered this in duels (4/5 won) and demonstrated low technical waste with solo 4 lost balloons And 3 contrasts. A first mastering for the native of Los Palacios y Villafranca (in Spain). In particular, he will be able to exploit the injury of Renato Sanches accumulate more playing time in the next two games before half-time (Maccabi Haifa And Olympic Lyon). It remains to be seen in the future whether a partnership with Marco Verratti in midfield or the move to three players in midfield will further highlight the qualities of Fabian Ruiz.
Hugo Ekitike needs to strengthen his game
Often entered during the game during the last matches, Hugo Ekitike once again tasted the bench for the reception of Brest Stadium 29. And the player has been lending with a buy option since Reims Stadium he still has little time at the end of the race (12 minutes + 5 minutes of recovery) to try to highlight his qualities. If the 20-year-old striker is willing and not afraid to ask for the ball (16 balls touched), he is very rarely served and will have to earn the trust of his teammates. Accurate in passing (7/8, 88%), he recovered 2 balls and lost 3. Despite an interesting turn with the ball at his feet, Hugo Ekitike he will have to beef up his game in the future. In fact, in 17 minutes of play, she won Only 1 in 6 duels (17%). Despite her height of 1m89, she didn’t win any of his aerial duels (0/3). However, he should have gotten a late game penalty for an obvious foul on him. It remains to be seen whether the French U20 international will get more time to play Christophe Galtier or if other offensive solutions (Carlos Soler, Pablo Sarabia) will be preferred. Recall that the former Rémois is currently one of the players recruited to integrate the attacking trio Lionel Messi-Neymar Jr-Kylian Mbappé.
* Source: SofaScore