With this irreproachable state of mind, Paris is simply unplayable . Far from the deleterious climate that could have predicted the stormy episode between Neymar and Mbappé against Montpellier last week, PSG offered a very collective face to Lille (7-1) at the end of the third day of Ligue 1, in the wake of of its stars.
When the orchestra is so well tuned, the symphony is necessarily prodigious. The whole team participated in making the score perfect on the field, in the management of space and depth, mastery of the tempo, variation of the offensives, defensive balance, but the attacking trio was necessarily scrutinized closely in the context that we know.
And he responded from the first moments, displaying a promising complicity, to say the least unexpected compared to everything we had heard or read this week. Time will tell if she was forced, but that didn’t seem to be the case. And at the end of this match, we are closer to the epiphenomenon Galtier was talking about before this match than to a problem nest.
The coach swore “with the greatest sincerity” that his team had worked very well in anticipation of this meeting, which was presented as the first full-scale test of the season for this PSG. It is clear that the French coach had not lied.
Kylian Mbappé’s early opener , launched by Messi after less than ten seconds of play in this encounter, is the result of a combination worked and repeated throughout the week in training. Perfectly executed, it involved the famous trio, from construction to finish. And already, the beginnings of a warming have appeared between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. The two players who were said to be angry for the rest of the season did not stop looking for each other throughout the match (17th, 22nd, 25th).
Neymar and Mbappé feast and feast
There was no confusion when one or the other was missing in the last gesture, quite the contrary. A hidden pass from Mbappé for Neymar, when the Frenchman was in a good position to strike with his best foot, was much appreciated by the Brazilian, who split with a little wink, accompanied by a very broad smile intended for the French international (8th). Lionel Messi, through whom the ball also passed through small spaces when the trio was looking to combine in the heart of the Lille defense, also made Lille live a real hell, exchanging with his two attacking teammates.
None sought to exclude or overshadow their partner, the three most often focusing on playing fair and simple, like the rest of the team, without frills. Result of the races, in the continuity of his incredible start to the season, Neymar slammed a double-double (two goals, two assists) and signed his fifth goal of the season, where Kylian Mbappé was “content” with a remarkable hat-trick, marked by this giant double one-two with the Brazilian who will not fail to make people talk.
In addition to their incredible offensive contribution, the three also allowed their team to recover balls very high against a Lille team far from being as ridiculous as the score might suggest, especially in the first period. Lille sometimes pushed PSG, even getting a few clear chances, but against this PSG, there was simply no room. In the days to come, it will now only be a question of team cohesion in Paris. Until the next episode.
Source: RMC Sport