PSG regained their five-point lead over runners-up RC Lens thanks to a (4-3) win over Troyes this Saturday afternoon after a thrilling and exciting match. But Christophe Galtier’s men struggled for lack of aggression especially in defensive phases. After conceding two goals against Haifa (7-2) on Tuesday, Paris picked up three more, five in four days, a lot when they are ambitious to win it all.
These defensive giants were of no consequence earlier in the week, and barely more so this Saturday, only exposing Donnarumma and his partners to the threat of a Trojan comeback. The latter twice took the lead, thanks to Mama Balde’s exploits at the start of each period, the first with a superb volley in the third minute.
Each time, as with Palaversa’s third Trojan goal in the 88th minute, the Paris defense was out of shape or Kimpembe was steady in the build-up to Balde’s second goal, far away from the Aube striker and preventing a successful pivot shot. Paris conceded their third goal from a set piece this week, which also highlights the shortcomings in this area.
If PSG finally managed to come back twice and then break away, it owed it not only to its attacking stars Neymar and Messi, scorers and passers, but also to Soler, scorer and penalty taker for his side’s fourth goal. . But we can also thank ESTAC for not trying to close the game even when they were leading on the scoreboard.
Messi and Neymar made the difference against ESTAC. (B. Paquot/The Team)
Players: Neymar, Messi
South American duo Neymar-Messi led the Paris riots and then let it win. First tie (24) Neymar serves Soler brilliantly for the equalizer. He scored his 11th goal (62nd) with a brilliant pass from Messi. Seven minutes earlier, the Argentine had leveled the score at 2-2 with a dry shot from 25 meters.
As on Tuesday in the Champions League, beyond their goals or assists, the sophistication on display is a source of satisfaction. Even if Mbappe (despite his penalty win) was less sharp and inspired than his two partners, like Neymar’s failure at roulette, he was able to find and find his two teammates.
Like the number of consecutive sold-out matches PSG have played at the Parc des Princes since hosting Amiens (2-0) on August 5, 2017.