Kylian Mbappé gets Paris out of the Strasbourg trap

Kylian Mbappé gets Paris out of the Strasbourg trap

Paris SG 2-1 RC Strasbourg

Goals: Marquinhos (14e) & Mbappe (90e+6, SP) for Paris // Marquinhos (CSC, 51e) for Strasbourg Expulsion: Neymar (62e) For Paris

Place the leather eleven meters from the cage, gain momentum and take a deep breath, and send the sphere to the bottom of the strings. This gesture, Kylian Mbappé repeated it three times during the World Cup final, ten days ago. Suffice to say that when Gerzino Nyamsi hooked Bondy’s crack in the box, in the 94e minute of this PSG-Strasbourg when the score was one goal everywhere, the Kyks licked their chops and did not hesitate. Scorer at the very end of the match to erase 90 minutes of failure against Matz Sels, the French striker also allows Paris to avoid headaches, at the end of a bizarre and tense match, during which Paris started with a youthful look (El Chadaille Bitshiabu left lane for his first pro tenure, Hugo Ekitike in front), Marquinhos opened the scoring, scored against his side, then was denied the winning goal, and Neymar recited his football before picking up two yellow cards within 1 minute 20 and leaving the stadium before even the final ten minutes. Sacred recovery.

Thomasson of the heart

To close a first quarter of an hour of butchers only marked by a breakthrough by Nordi Mukiele (9e), an eccentric free kick on the left allowed Neymar – passer with a perfect parabola – and Marquinhos – scorer with a header from six meters – to dry their Qatari tears, against a strawberry Alsatian defense (1-0, 14e). In a hurry to find the lawns after his disappointment on December 18, Kylian Mbappé was then able to turn on Sels with pleasure, without success (25e29e). Struggling to exist in the Ile-de-France half, the Racingmen almost scored the perfect shot when Ludovic Ajorque, Adrien Thomasson and Kevin Gameiro tuned their violins, but the former Parisian came up against Gianluigi Donnarumma (30e) and Ajorque did not raise his head (39e). The shy Ekitike, he knitted in the surface (35e) or lacked sharpness on a good center with a line from Mukiele (45e).


Ligue 1 has learned it over the years: you must always be wary of Adrien Thomasson. The proof on the return from the locker room where Paris, a little too quiet, was surprised by the Savoyard featherweight, at the interception on a pass back from Marco Verratti, at the percussion then at the ignition of the center-shooting on which Marquinhos scored his second goal of the night (1-1, 51e). Mbappé responded, But Sels still responded (54e). Stung, Ney took a rusk for having put a pie in Thomasson during a duel (61e), then collapsed a few seconds later in the surface… And therefore rushed to the shower after eating a second yellow for simulation (62e). Orphaned by his distributor, Kyks continued the work (67e). But strangely, the numerical inferiority of Paris put the match to sleep more than anything else, like a Mbappé unable to conclude in additional time (90e+1). But since the ex-Monegasque decided that frustration would no longer be part of his vocabulary, he gave himself a last rush and forced the decision. (2-1, 90e+6). Too bad it was no longer Dibu Martínez in front.

PSG (4-3-1-2): Donnarumma – Mukiele, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Bitshiabu (Hakimi, 79e) – F. Ruiz, Verratti, Vitinha (Sarabia, 73e) – Neymar – Ekitike (Soler, 73e), Mbappe. Coach : Christophe Galtier.

RCSA (4-3-1-2): Salts – I. Doukouré, Nyamsi, Djiku, Perrin – Bellegarde, Prcić (Aholou, 65e), H. Diarra (I. Sissoko, 78e) – Thomasson – Gameiro (H. Diallo, 77e), Ajorca. Coach : Julian Stephan.

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