Messi incisive, a feverish defense … Our Tops and Flops after the PSG-Kawasaki Frontale

Lionel Messi led the Paris attack, Marquinhos and the defense fought. OVERVIEW

Messi leads the “MNM”, Kalimuendo scores points and the defense is still very perfect. Find the best and the flops of the Paris victory in Japan (2-1).


The “MNM” is perfected with a good Messi

Christophe Galtier has chosen to line up his starting stars. Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been evaluated in this new 3-4-1-2 scheme chosen by the French tactician. Thus a first element of response has been given. It is “The Flea” who will be the director of this dream trio. Placed behind his two friends, the Argentine dictated the game, he exchanged a lot with his two teammates, mainly with Mbappé with whom he worked on his technical relationship.


If Neymar was a little below his teammates with several lost balls, he still tried his luck several times and combined well with Hakimi in the right lane. Lionel Messi was rewarded for his very good performance with a goal from the right (32nd) and being the penultimate pass to the goal of Kalimuendo (57th). Kylian Mbappé was shown a lot of play on the left wing. Already very strong, the French simply lacked success in the last gesture when they fell against a very good Ryong in the goal. A good rehearsal for this version of MNM Galtier.

Donnarumma is calm

“Gigi” Donnarumma pointed out. The PSG goalkeeper had difficulty finishing the previous season in the club as in the national team having lost confidence after the elimination of the Parisian club from the Champions League. The Italian goalkeeper has calmed down this Wednesday with several important parades to his credit. A very nice starter against Daiya (35th) and a great bite at the foot of his post (54th). We’ve also seen him on several occasions grabbing his partners to reorient them. Very good match for Donnarumma.

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Kalimuendo stands out

will he leave, will he not leave? This is the question many supporters ask. Transferred to RC Lens last season with whom he did a very good exercise (13 goals and 2 PDs in 35 games), Arnaud Kalimuendo is confident. Trained at PSG, the striker came into the break and stood out. Very mobile, he offered many possibilities to his teammates and fought with many balls. It provided depth and was a good fulcrum. The 20-year-old striker made the break by throwing himself and scoring from the right in a very good cross from Bernat in front of the goal (57th). Technically, he made a very encouraging match and Christophe Galtier must have thanked him.


The defense with three feverish and on wheels

This is one of the main projects of the former Nice coach. Ramos, Marquinhos and Kimpembe occupy the axis of a three-man defense that becomes a five-man defense in the defensive phases with Mendes and Hakimi as pistons. The Parisians, however, have given up on several occasions and many adjustments will have to be made. The right wing of the defense with the duo Hakimi-Ramos has sometimes been weak with several situations started on their side. Christophe Galtier had to warn Marquinhos that it was not possible for two central defenders to go up at the same time, leaving the third sun in the middle. Ramos and Marquinhos were then both at the forefront of the previous action. Donnarumma had a lot of work, proof of the fever of the Parisian defense. If management wants to strengthen this position, it is no coincidence. The names of Skriniar are mentioned, for which PSG is already in negotiations with Inter and Mukiele.

The midfielder is looking for himself

It was the first for the middle couple, Gueye and Vitinha. Even in the face of lesser opposition, both men fought. The opposing pressure bothered them a lot, especially Vitinha who was having difficulties and will have to take the step so as not to be surprised when he discovers Ligue 1. They still lack references and sometimes have become disorganized and uncoordinated. Sometimes they were outnumbered in the middle of the field. Senegalese and Portuguese necessarily lack automation and will need to be realigned to perfect them. The former FC Porto player has been interesting in some sequences when he has been able to project himself and bring his technical touch a little above the field.

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