The “MNM”, an impossible equation for the PSG?



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    PSG head down

    PSG had a difficult evening in Bruges.

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    Lionel Messi

    The Parisians had to settle for a draw (1-1).

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    Joy PSG

    Ander Herrera had however opened the scoring in the quarter of an hour of play.

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    Ander Herrera

    The vice-champions of France suffered particularly in the midfield.

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    Georginio Wijnaldum

    Like Leandro Paredes, Georginio Wijnaldum was also left at the break.

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    Julian Draxler

    The two men have been replaced by Julian Draxler and Danilo Pereira.

  • 7/17

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Without much effect.

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    Neymar and Lionel Messi

    For its first association, the MNM did not shine.

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    Kylian Mbappé

    Kylian Mbappé was forced out shortly after the break.

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    Bruges-PSG (1-1)

    The tricolor world champion was hit in a toe against the Belgians.

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    Kylian Mbappé

    Decisive passer on Herrera’s goal, the former Monegasque then missed a big opportunity to make the break.

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    Mauro Icardi vs Bruges

    Entered the game instead of the French, Mauro Icardi was below everything

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    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi was not successful.

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    Lionel Messi

    The Argentine found the crossbar on one of his rare shots.

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    Neymar was transparent for a long time before finishing the meeting better.

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    Neymar and Nsoki

    The Brazilian once again appeared nervous.

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    Keylor Navas

    Established in the Parisian goal, Keylor Navas was one of the few satisfactions on the PSG side.

The lack of defensive involvement of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé will not be able to last very long according to Bixente Lizarazu.

After missing their start in European competition against FC Bruges (1-1), the teammates of Keylor Navas have been widely criticized in the media. Sports analysts and observers are unanimous in saying that the luxury attacking trio of the Paris Saint Germain is still very far from expectations. Questioned on this subject, Bixente Lizarazu pointed out the lack of efforts of the three Parisian stars during the defensive phases.

« Can we find a balance when you have three attackers who are not defending at all? And who don’t even pretend. Can it pass against big teams? ?, asked the former defender of Blues. They are not asked to defend like defenders, but to slow down enemy attacks. That is to say to occupy an area, to stand in front of the ball carrier to slow him down. We’re not going to ask Messi or Neymar to tackle the ball. »

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