PSG goal against Maccabi Haifa (1-3) – Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, nothing then the thunderous awakening

PSG goal against Maccabi Haifa (1-3) – Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, nothing then the thunderous awakening

PSG goal against Maccabi Haifa (1-3) – Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, nothing then the thunderous awakening

Gianluigi Donnarumma: 6

His start of the match – once again – highlighted the great lack of feet and lack of confidence on the pitch (5th, 10th). But, for the rest, he saved the hut several times, in particular by leaving a good save just before the interval (11th, 15th, 45th). Much less stressed in the second period before a last surprising intervention in the recovery time.

  • In short: Serene with the hands, disturbing with the feet.

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Nordi Mukiel: 3.5

It was his first Champions League start with Paris and it showed. Very in trouble at the start of the game with dangerous ball losses (11th) or abused positioning (16th), he clearly lacked reference points in a system that he still knows. However, the rare deep calls from him could have hurt.

Replaced by Achraf Hakimi (84th).

Sergio Ramos: 3

We didn’t recognize him. Very serious since the beginning of the season, he has faced everything this Wednesday. It is he who, however, raises the opening (24 °) and therefore deserted the Parisian area. Beaten in the engagement, not always inspired to raise, he suffered all the opponent’s offensives on the defensive foot.

  • In short: not reliable at all.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos

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Marquinhos: 4

He was again undermined by his direct opponent, Pierrot, who frankly pushed him with his physical density. Sometimes he tried to sound the revolt or bring the sense of healing to him, but often it was in the void, the fault of a no man’s land in between. He less in difficulty in the second half after the physical decline of Maccabi. A situation is offered on a corner (45 °).

  • In short: he did not particularly reassure his current provisions.

Danilo Pereira: 4

Replacing Presnel Kimpembe, he didn’t try to take risks but suffered like all his defensive teammates. Not helped by a struggling Nuno Mendes, he blocked a lot, without too much efficiency, leaving a lot of space behind him (27th, 43rd).

  • In short: he has suffered more than his law dictates.

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Nuno Mendes: 4

If Maccabi Haifa was so exciting in the first period it is also because the young Portuguese player will never have managed to garrison his area. Abused by Atzili, he never knew how to take the measure of his opponents, who ended up insisting on his side. In attack he almost never projected himself, except after Mbappé’s goal.

  • In short: much less exciting when there are few movements….

Neymar moves Nuno Mendes against Maccabi Haifa

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Marco Veratti: 5

He was the main victim of Parisian apathy with very few solutions at his disposal and an early period spent chasing his opponents. The Chery-Abu Fani duo will have shown him all the colors. Though less prominent in attack, however, she ended up with a clinical opening for Neymar (88th).

  • In short: for once, it was his opponents who drove him mad

Vitine: 5.5

It was the only level for more than an hour of play: true to form, he struggled without counting to make up for the shortcomings of Paris. His defensive slaughter will have been invaluable, often leading to dangerous situations (62nd). He is behind the opponent’s goal but he is not the main culprit (24th).

  • In short: in the middle of the desert, he never gave up.

Replaced by Fabian Ruiz (74th).

Lionel Messi: 6

His start of the match was a nightmare, with a dry pitch that bothered him a lot. Multiple bullet losses, relatively few movements and often poor choices. But in the end it is he who is ambushed after Mbappé overflows (37th). His return from the locker room was no longer exciting but it was he who launched the Parisian awakening with a good foray (64th) before offering a wonderful pass to Mbappé (69th). He finished better, with pies that deserved a better lot.

  • In short: waste before caviar.

Lionel Messi against Maccabi Haifa

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Kylian Mbappé: 6

He started with two great chances, wasted by two useless dribbles in these duels against the goalkeeper (2nd, 11th). Two misses that marvelously illustrate a game in which he will have lost a lot, like his friends forwards. Stopped very often, rarely at the right pace, however, he unlocks the game alone: ​​first on this class sequence by offering a draw to Messi (37th) then on his goal after the Argentine gave him the same (68th).

  • In short: very disappointing but ultra-decisive.

Neymar: 5

He also never appeared in his match. He lost the duel against the goalkeeper also trying to dribble without obtaining the desired penalty (28 °). A fact that he removed him completely from the game, like his corner directly from the goal (34th). His too rare stalls have left the Parisian milieu without a solution and his forays have had little convincing results. After the lowering of the opponent’s flag, he ended up showing a better face, also giving himself the last goal and collecting a yellow card for his exultation (88th).

In short: possibly his worst game of the season so far.

Replaced by Carlos Soler (90 + 1st).

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