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PSG-Montpellier: Neymar-Mbappé-Di Maria, the offensive trident missed

Despite the presence of Di Maria, Neymar and Mbappé at kickoff, PSG had to rely on a magnificent strike from Gueye and a last goal late in the game from the incoming Draxler to beat Montpellier. The three stars of the attack had an evening without as rarely.

We will come back to see a great Paris Saint-Germain. Easy winner of Montpellier (2-0, goals signed by Gueye and Draxler) yet within the framework of the 8th day of Ligue 1, the club of the capital did not need to force its talent to afford a prestigious 8 / 8 at the start of the championship. Only in the game, we always spot gaps. And if the collective balance is often singled out since the start of the season, this time it is the offensive sector that has sinned.

Without Lionel Messi, injured in the knee and hoped against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino still had good people at his disposal. The Argentinian has lined up an attacking trio made up of Di Maria, Neymar and Mbappé. The three stars started the meeting well before quickly passing away, like a Di Maria, who had a good card to play, he who is still suspended for two meetings in C1, and who returned late from the Copa America.

Pochettino is not worried

At first enterprising, Fideo quickly disappeared, going through the second half completely anonymously. The situation is different for Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. These last two were mostly very clumsy. “Today, we got a lot of chances but we didn’t score more than 2 goals. It will come. We have talented players. It will be fine over time. I have no doubt that they will score ”, tempered Pochettino in a press conference, obviously not very worried.

Certainly, but on Saturday, the Brazilian and the French had an evening without. The number 10 ended up offering an assist for the incoming Draxler (88th) but before that, he missed almost everything, between a ball stung on the top of the bar at the start of the match (4th), a failure against Omlin (45th + 1) and above all a very poor choice against the Swiss goalkeeper (66th) and a cross shot next to it (72nd). For Mbappé, the observation is just as bleak because if Omlin relaxed perfectly on this first strike (6th), later, the attacker did not manage to frame in an empty goal (in a slightly closed angle) after having erased the opposing goalkeeper (67th). We will have to do better against Manchester City.

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