The Paris Saint Germain could not go beyond the tie (1-1) in its premiere in the Champions League in which he put his magic trident into the fray for the first time: Neymar, Mbappé and Messi. It wasn’t enough to beat a Witches that showed that he can fight against so many stars. The goal Other Herrera behind the center of Mbappé opened the can but between Nsoki and Vanaken they managed to equalize the game. Anything could happen at Jan Breydel but the distribution of points was the fairest seen. Disappointing picture of PSG that he has a lot to improve to make his figures fit.
It was the first ownership of Leo Messi with the PSG. It was a special match since the gala trident, the NMM, came out for the first time. Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Messi together on the Parisian attack front. Without a doubt it was one of the best news that the eleventh of Mauricio Pochettino. Wijnaldum, Walls and Other Herrera they formed a dominating, physical center of the field. Achraf and Diallo were the sides and Marks and Kimpembe the central pair where he will have to become strong Sergio Ramos to earn your place. Keylor Navas is winning the starting game a Donnarumma.
But after presenting the gala eleven, and what eleven, he played football, the green one. That he does not understand names, salaries or large transfers. The Witches He showed in the early stages why he is the Belgian champion and what he does in the group stage. The Belgians wanted to propose, they wanted the ball and they found a PSG that it looked for precisely the same thing: to dominate and to carry the weight of the party.
In the first quarter of an hour he passed well little beyond a yellow card that Paredes took due to a bad control. It was precisely when this was fulfilled that it appeared Mbappé. The Frenchman disarmed the right-handed side, broke him in speed and took a low center to the heart of the area. That way it came Other Herrera to hit first with his left foot and make it impossible to stop Mignolet. It was 0-1 and things were looking ahead for PSG.
But Witches he had a lot to say in the Jan Breydel, which rose with whatever swift action his own could string together. Philippe Clement’s team has football, who knew perfectly well how he could harm the Parisians. From Ketelaere It was a continuous headache for the rear of the PSG and his partnership with Vanaken he put the Gauls on alert again and again. The goal against was good for the locals, who pulled out their teeth to find the goal of Navas and they found a prize before half an hour. A play traced to that of the PSG, with a break to the right and a low center to the heart of the area of Nsoki that allowed Vanaken shoot at the penalty spot to make it 1-1.
The goal made the Witches that he believed his options despite the whiplash that Messi invented with his classic play: cut and shot with a thread that crashed into the crossbar. Mbappé and Neymar They were missing, they made no difference and they saw how the heat and noise of Jan Breydal enveloped them little by little. Like the Argentine, it would go out. The PSG he was touched. The one that emerged from the Parisians had to be Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican supported his team in the final stretch of the first half with several worthwhile stops. Vanaken hit a direct free kick and From Ketelaere a powerful thread was invented before which the ex of the Madrid responded with two key interventions.
The Witches scare and resist
After the break, the Witches He jumped with the same intensity and dedication as in the first half and had a couple of occasions within the area that showed the vulnerability of the PSG in defence. To the box Pochettino It cost him a lot when he was deprived of the ball. In addition, a mazado to Mbappé. The Frenchman received a second blow that made him resent his ankle and immediately requested the change. He limped out but gave the feeling that it was more the blow than a possible strain or muscle injury. Jumped Mauro Icardi to field.
The minutes passed and the physique of the Witches fell. The physical deployment of Vanaken and his game distribution class was being superb but shortly after the Belgians lowered the piston a bit and the pressure you could see flashes of Messi and Neymar. It was the Argentine who was close to 1-2 after another house brand play, in which he spun around the area until he achieved a clean shot against Mignolet, who responded by spitting the ball and saving the danger.
But Witches he still had a lot to say. Noa Lang tried what could be the goal of the day, of the Champions or even the year. A long cross to the far post crowned him with a Chilean sock that almost touched the goalpost. Keylor Navas. The PSG, the Belgian team resisted. The game entered a round trip phase, where both teams reached the rival goal with some ease. Thus came a whiplash of Herrera that he narrowly went high with just under ten minutes left. The final stretch was a want and I can’t PSG, who tried but failed to break a Witches who more than deserved the point that was left in the Jan Breydel.