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Neymar-Mbappé, symbol of a warrior and talented PSG


The two Parisian stars, constant poison for Bayern Munich, weighed with all their weight on the qualification of the capital club in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

10:52 p.m. at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappé fall into each other's arms.

Quickly joined by their other partners.

For total communion.

After 94 minutes of play as hard as it is exhilarating, but above all synonymous with the pursuit of a dream.

Of their dream.

And that of a whole club.

Namely, to hang on to this Champions League which they have so lacked since their joint arrival in the capital in the summer of 2017 with hundreds of millions of euros.

If the duo, twirling and decisive in the first leg in Bavaria, did not score in their garden at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday evening, the sensation is unique.

Take a resounding revenge on the executioners of last August 23 in Lisbon, after sending Messi's Barça home, it is priceless.

With such a state of mind and a flawless mentality of these two top names, this PSG can see far.

Very far.

And dream bigger as if to stay true to the club's slogan.

But it was tough against Bayern.




Tops / Flops PSG-Bayern: heroic Paris, Bayern misses out

During the first act, nothing had yet smiled on the duo, watched every moment by the entire Munich defensive block, still marked by the demonstration of the first leg and the two goals of Kylian Mbappé, coupled with two assists from Neymar.

Positioned very close on the field, these two put down a hell of a cold sweat on the Bavarian side.

A first time on an acceleration of the world champion who dropped Benjamin Pavard before finding his friend, reported offside (9th).

First banderilla as a warning.

Unable to solve the problem posed by Neymar, Bayern multiplied the faults on the Brazilian (3 in 13 minutes).


Without however causing a major change in the desire of the duo to hurt their opponent.

And constantly provoke.

Three posts for Neymar, but courage, talent and energy to spare

Tightened very closely by two or three Munichers, much more than last Wednesday, and aware of not being able to tell the difference alone, Mbappé swapped his killer costume without flinching for that of a smuggler.

Sign of a real intelligence of play. And of a growing maturity.

As on this offering for Neymar, whose shot was deflected by Manuel Neuer (27th).

Moment chosen by the former Barça to start his festival without finding the opening.

For two posts (34th, 39th) and a crossbar (37th).


As if the success of the first leg had changed sides.

The Brazilian could take his head in his hands and raise his head to the sky ... Opposite, Bayern suffocated, almost asphyxiated and clearly in search of fresh air.

Unable to find the solution to stop the two untenable but ineffective Parisians.

But a Munich team despite everything solid and especially ahead of the score with the goal of the "traitor" Choupo-Moting (0-1, 40th), much less in sight than its former partners but much more effective.


Magnificent tifo at the Park, reception of the bus by the supporters: warm pre-match for PSG-Bayern

The rest of the operations were of a completely different style.

Less spirited, spectacular and poetic, rougher, dirty and muscular.

And the duo did not escape it.

Swapping his clothes of light for those of the needy ready to sacrifice.

The match dictated a change of attitude, with its scenario increasingly tense and fatigue just as present.

On both sides.

With a PSG eager not to concede a goal and a Bayern worried about the contrary.

To reach the semifinals of the C1.

As a symbol, the two stars even stood out with a sixty-meter race to return to defend Leroy Sané on the left side with a rock 'n' roll tackle from Mbappé for a corner (69th).

Like what anything can happen in Paris.

Even the most unexpected things.

Four times at the end of the match (78th, 79th, 89th, 90 + 2), whether Mbappé or Neymar, each had the opportunity to turn into heroes.

It was without counting on an exit from Neuer or a tackle from Hernandez.

No big deal.

Neymar was great.

Very large.

Even without a goal.

Not to mention Mbappé at the rendezvous in a completely different style.

Less flashy but just as important.

With courage and guts.

Like the whole of PSG finally.

A great team.

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Source: lefigaro

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