PSG stumbles again: Mbappé cannot lead Paris to victory either

PSG stumbles again: Mbappé cannot lead Paris to victory either

It is quite possible that the new PSG coach Luis Enqrique had seen enough of his team late on Saturday evening around 10:10 p.m. Because here in the 51st minute, the former Barça, Spain or Roma coach brought two stars in one fell swoop: Mpa´´e, who was brought back into the squad and may even be about to extend his contract, and the one in this one Ex-Dortmunder Dembelé, taken from FC Barcelona in the summer for exactly 50.4 million euros.

Until then, his team around newcomers like Goncalo Ramos (Benfica Lisbon), Lee (RCD Mallorca), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) or Skriniar (Inter Milan) had not achieved anything earth-shattering: After the meager zero number at the Ligue 1 start against Lorient With more than 1000 (!) passes played, the score was 0-0 in Toulouse at that point in time.

The only highlights so far this Saturday: Hakimi failed after a strong Vitinha pass with a powerful shot from an acute angle at keeper Restes (20th minute), before Hakimi was staged again by Vitinha, cleverly discarding for Goncalo Ramos – and he completely failed miserably from the best position (39th).

Aboukhlal imitates Mbappé

Big spoiler: With Mbappé and Dembelé on the field, the Parisians didn’t know how to set off fireworks either. Thanks to the French world champion of 2018, it was enough to lead: Mbappé was clearly hit in a duel with Nicolaisen, fell – and after VAR intervention, referee Thomas Leonard also recognized the offense.

Mbappé started himself, confidently converted into the left corner and was celebrated by the ranks with his extensive cheering run under fireworks (62nd).

Getting a penalty and converting a penalty as a foul: Apparently Toulouse’s offensive man Aboukhlal thought the same thing in the final phase. After Hakimi stepped on his foot and even took off his shoe during a duel, referee Leonard had no choice but to point to the point as well. Aboukhlal also converted safely and into the left corner to a surprising 1:1, which also meant the final score. Even in the seven-minute stoppage time, PSG didn’t know how to recover and ultimately had to live with the second draw in a row.

Paris Saint-Germain will continue next Saturday (9 p.m.) against RC Lens. The men from FC Toulouse, in which Niklas Schmidt, who came from Bremen in the summer, was again able to play as a late substitute, were happy about the good start to the season (four points from two games) and are next on Sunday (3 p.m.) at Racing Strasbourg in action.


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