Dream debut, which is more against the biggest of the European ogres: PSG, without its superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, perfectly launched his campaign in the Champions League by winning 3-0 against Real Madrid, Wednesday, thanks to a double of Angel Di Maria.
To believe that he no longer wants to forget the "D", each time that is praised the Parisian line of attack. In the absence of members of the "MCN", Neymar, suspended two games, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani, wounded, Di Maria once again recalled that there was, beyond the trident the most expensive of the history, well and truly "four fantastic" at PSG. Thanks to the doubling of his Argentinean angel (14e, 33e) and the goal of Thomas Meunier (90e+1), the PSG has already offered, in addition to a prestigious victory against the record holder of victories in C1 with 13 crowns, a royal route for a qualification in the second round.
Six months after the "remake" against Manchester United last spring, synonymous with third elimination in a row in the round of 16, the signal sent by the men of Thomas Tuchel through this convincing success is clear: the humiliation, long to digest , is definitely old history.
Zidane, loser return
Conversely, the return of Zinedine Zidane in his favorite competition has taken on a nightmare, in line with the very painful end of last season. Despite the first tenure of Eden Hazard, his rookie of the summer, under the jersey merengue, the "White House", although deprived of several executives (Luka Modric, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos) has been globally powerless. A light years of the lesson inflicted in Paris on his lawn in 2018 (2-1 victory in the 8e final return) …
Back to the rescue on the bench in Madrid last March, the craftsman of the triplet unpublished in the biggest European competitions (2016, 2017, 2018) still failed to give the Real the luster of the time of his first term . As if the fluid of the maestro had lost its effect. Yet in the wake of a Karim Benzema, captain, and his friends Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, the two ex-banned returned to the forefront, the Real took things in hand from the outset by monopolizing the ball.
But on their first action, the Parisians were more killers to open the score! On a cross from Bernat, at the origin of the action, Di Maria emerged to release a pointy left that left no chance to Courtois (1-0, 14e).
Di Maria on fire
Beyond having inflamed the Park, this goal gave confidence to his team, like the vicious center of Meunier (22).e) or of the Sarabia strike (27e). Progressively beaten in the duels, Real was dangerous only on set kick, like this nice free-kick Bale passed just above the cage of Navas (32e).
The left leg of the Welsh is remarkable but what about that of Di Maria? On the following action, the Argentinean was a doubled trump Courtois a sublime shot wound at the entrance to the surface (2-0, 34th). What give the smile to the duo Mbappé-Neymar, present side by side in the stands! Bale thought he had equalized in the wake of a vicious lobing shot but his hand foul, seen by the referee after using video assistance (VAR), canceled the goal (37).e). The last clearing before the desert.
After the locker room, Di Maria could have even afforded the hat-trick when he ran alone against Courtois. But his stung balloon, his "special" that he succeeds all the time, has passed just above (60). Then his magnificent pass for Sarabia in the wake (62) could not be converted into goal for a few inches … It was only part of the discount.
For if the reduction of the score of Benzema (75th) for the Real was once again refused for offside, Paris was eager to aggravate the score. On a magnificent counter, Meunier, with the help of Bernat, finally scored the goal of 3-0 at the end of the game (90 + 1). To make the royal victory from start to finish.
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