PSG – Juventus (2-1) – Neymar’s recital – Kylian Mbappé: “Football is that: watching great players play”

PSG – Juventus (2-1) – Neymar’s recital – Kylian Mbappé: “Football is that: watching great players play”

PSG – Juventus (2-1) – Neymar’s recital – Kylian Mbappé: “Football is that: watching great players play”

You should have heard foreign journalists marvel in the press box. Of the “oh mama!“for Italians,”joga bonito“launched by the others and by these spectators, even the most knowledgeable, fascinated by the PSG symphony. All ended up bowing to the PSG recital in the first period played by a duo Neymar – Kylian Mbappé at the height of his form. Two men who gave the Old Lady a big age boost, more worn out than ever before the break.

If Paris did not manage to go far, if the second period also masked the defensive weaknesses of the collective, the enchantment of the start of the match gives an idea of ​​the potential, too little exploited last season. “Kylian, Ney and Leo are there to play, create, score, stage a show and they have done it very well since the beginning of the season.“, observed Christophe Galtier on the microphone of RMCSport. With 22 goals and 13 assists in eight games between them, it is an understatement to say that the trio carry Paris on their shoulders and that their talent partially erases the defensive shortcomings of a team. still too exposed.

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An action perfectly sums up the feeling of fullness that inhabits the Parisian artists: the opening of the score where the grace of Neymar, this dizzying ladle, joins the power and precision of Mbappé in his perfect volley. The Brazilian, in fact, has never appeared so strong or so worried by his arrival at PSG, of which today he is the undisputed master to play. Alongside him, the world champion remains in his gigantic standards of last season while Lionel Messi relives in the image of a second period in which he took the place of a slightly less inspired Neymar.

It’s nice to see our forwards playing like thatecstatic Marco Verratti at the microphone of BeIn Sports. This is what football is: seeing great players play.So much so that one wonders what can happen to this PSG with a trio at its peak. Especially since the three stars also play their part in defensive work. In particular Neymar, impeccable in his dirty work against Juventus. and able to swallow miles like during his best hours at Barça. So can the train go off the rails with such an involved trio?

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On Tuesday, he will simply be accused of not finishing the job. And in particular to Kylian Mbappé, launched twice by Lionel Messi and who has not always made the right choice. He should have served a Neymar absolutely alone at the far post in the 51st minute but he preferred to force his shot. Two minutes later Juve returned to score and Paris saw their old ghosts resurface. “I always want to go higher, I always want to improveMbappé noted after the meeting. I think I can score a third goal today. I will score Saturday and next week.

Another limitation: the imminence of the World Cup, which partly explains why Messi and Neymar are so fiery, but also weakens their long-term future. In which state will the three men return from a World Cup in which they will be the headliners of three of the most ambitious nations? This Tuesday, at the Parc des Princes, there weren’t many people asking the question. It was the moment of enchantment.

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