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PSG-OM (2-1): player ratings


Mauricio Pochettino left Neymar and Kimpembe on the bench, but started Icardi at the forefront of the attack. A profitable choice since the av

Mauricio Pochettino left Neymar and Kimpembe on the bench, but established Icardi and Mbappé for this Champions Trophy against Olympique de Marseille.

A paying choice that offers the Argentine coach a first title since the start of his career on the bench.

Navas: 6.

Apart from a 50m strike from Kamara to which he was vigilant, the Costa Rican goalkeeper had nothing to do in the first half.

After the break, he closed his angle well against Thauvin and folded with authority on a strike from Caleta-Car.

Beaten by Payet's deviation.

Florenzi: 4.

Back from injury, the Italian international seemed to lack benchmarks and pace.

His centers did not have the usual precision.

And even though defensively he wasn't very bothered by Payet, he could have brought a lot more to his side.

Marquinhos: 8.

Always ideally placed and uncompromising in the one against one, the Parisian captain has always gained the upper hand over the Marseille attackers.

Impeccable in his reminders.

Diallo: 7.

A rather successful performance for the French central defender who intervened with great confidence.

On the other hand, he was sometimes imprecise in his long raises.

Finished left side after exiting Kurzawa.

Kurzawa: 4.

A pretty nondescript match for the left-back.

He sometimes suffered against Thauvin and he hardly contributed anything offensively.

Still far from its best level.

Replaced by Kimpembe (65th).

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Herrera: 5.

A match without much relief or salient actions.

The Spaniard played his role as a scavenger midfielder, but he combined sideways and too rarely stepped between the lines to bring the excess.

Replaced by Sarabia (90th).

Paredes: 6.

Back from injury, the Argentinian sentry put the necessary impact to block the Marseille offensives even if it means making a few mistakes.

He initially showed imprecision in his forward transmissions, a problem he was able to resolve after the break.

A rather successful return, especially since he has managed to keep his nerves under control.

Replaced by Pereira (88th).

Verratti: 5.

The Italian still struggled to find his place.

He first played very high as requested by Pochettino.

But faced with the few balls touched, he stalled to come and ask for the ball.

Despite this he did not have his usual performance.

Di Maria: 6.

The Argentinian created many differences, missed a lot before finding the sights with an assist for Icardi on the opener.

In the second half, he still showed a lot of activity with more or less success in his attempts.

Replaced by Neymar (65th) who has never responded to Alvaro's provocations.

Icardi: 8.

A shattering return for his first tenure in three months.

He opened the scoring by losing company to Alvaro and Sakai and caused a penalty.

He could have afforded a brace with two clear chances including one on Mandanda's crossbar just before half-time.

He then logically lowered his footing.

Kean will replace him (88th)

Mbappé: 3.5.

A first period to forget where the world champion had all the trouble in the world to eliminate and to position himself well (2 out of play).

He saved his first act by making a good stint for Icardi who found the helm.

But in the second half, he was hardly dangerous with bad choices.

He is still chasing his 1st goal in 2021.

Notes from the Marseillais

Valentin Rongier well contained Mbappé on Wednesday./LP/Arnaud Journois  

Against PSG, OM had opted for a 4-3-3 pattern with the offensive trident Thauvin, Payet and Radonjic.

A game system already used against the Parisians in the first leg in the league.

Initially disciplined in their placement, the Olympians were instructed to stay together and to multiply the quick ball exits

Mandanda: 4.

For his 29th Clasico, he had nothing to do for a long time.

But he was at fault on the opening of the score: on Icardi's header, hampered by the lights, he did not go out.

And his hand isn't firm enough to push the ball any further.

Saved by his bar then on a strike from the Argentinian (45th + 2).

Injured in the thigh, he gives way to

Pelé (46th, score: 4.5)

who concedes a penalty in his duel with Icardi (82nd).

Sakai: 5.

Rather well in place, the Japanese defender initially gained the upper hand in the air on Icardi but he was beaten by the latter on goal.

He wastes a counter in the second half (49th).

Alvaro: 6.

Rough in a match announced to him hot, he held his place in his man to man duels.

Especially when he found Neymar.

Logically warned for his roughness (77th) against the Brazilian.

Caleta-Car: 6.

Good interventions in Parisian feet.

Rarely found fault in its marking.

A good strike (60th).

Nagatomo: 5.

Warned (26th).

The Parisians are not too passed in his hallway.

Interesting in his offensive contribution when he split with Radonjic.

Replaced by rookie Lirola (66th), warned (72nd).

Rongier: 5. He

was the pressing man, in charge of running around to hinder the first Parisian raises.

But he often found himself too alone and ended up exhausting himself.

Replaced by Germain (80th).

Kamara: 6.

Solid in the midfield, the young prospect from Marseille displayed a nice nerve.

Not on his missed shot (11th) but on his fine attempt to lob 50 m (29th).

A good match.

Gueye: 4.5.

In the midfield, the ex-Havrais did not always seem comfortable, especially against Paredes.

Replaced by Sanson (56th).

Thauvin: 5.5.

Weaned from good balls, the world champion has evolved intermittently.

A good center (19th) in the first period.

More prominent after rest.

Volunteer and decisive passer on Payet's goal.

But the end of the equalizer in added time is missing (90th + 5).

Payet: 4.

Aligned in wrong number 9, the Reunionese often won to touch balls but never make good use of them.

His weight on the meeting was very light for a long time until his score reduction (89th).

Radonjic: 6.

Warned (17th).

The most generous of Marseille strikers.

He brought percussion and speed to his left lane.

The Serbian was then lined up at the forefront after the break.

But too alone, he couldn't tell the difference.

Replaced by Benedetto (56th) not always effective in the air.

Source: leparis

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