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"Something has changed in Paris": the European press welcomes the qualification of a PSG "grown up"

2021-04-14T07:25:47.951Z

In Spain, Italy or Germany, the qualification of Paris SG for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second consecutive year in the wake of its "stars" Neymar-Mbappé marked the spirits.



At the end of a spectacular match with breathtaking suspense, having seen Bayern Munich win unsuccessfully 1-0 at the Parc des Princes, the Spanish daily Marca retains this Wednesday "the final jump of PSG in the Champions League.

Last season's Champions League final and a new semi-final, after knocking out Barca and Bayern, ultimately made PSG one of the big names among the big teams.

Something has changed in Paris.

The winning gene has entered their veins. ”

Before emphasizing: “A large part of the responsibility for the current situation of PSG is linked to its two stars.

Everything revolves around them.

Neymar and Mbappé inspire confidence in the team and, at the same time, convey fear (or respect) to opponents.

The responsibility rests on their shoulders and they assume it. ”

Its Catalan competitor Mundo Deportivo evokes the "sweet defeat of PSG" and ensures: "PSG bids farewell to the ghosts of past remembrances.

The Parisians were looking for redemption in this Champions League and that's what they found by knocking out the reigning champions from the competition in a thrilling game.

There weren't as many goals in Paris as in Munich, but the excitement and the spectacle were not lacking. "

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AS says: “Neymar was one of the main protagonists of Paris Saint-Germain's qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Brazilian, despite the loss, was named player of the match.

He hit the post three times and gave a demonstration. ”

"PSG is no longer an album of stickers"

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In Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport highlights: “PSG is no longer an album of stickers: it has become big.

The Parisians have entered a phase of maturity of technical awareness and mental application, and with a tactical organization capable of supporting the two offensive phenomena. "

Neymar-Mbappé, a duo that makes Europe talk.

Corriere della Serra insists: “No luck for Neymar who stops at the posts, he was unstoppable.

The French, the golden couple Mbappé-Neymar in the lead, advance to the semi-finals.

The defending champions are eliminated. ”

Neymar greeted in Germany

In England, the BBC ensures: “Eight months after Lisbon, PSG still have its speed and cunning in attack, but it now seems to have associated it with a discipline and determination that Mauricio Pochettino needs.

With his Tottenham side losing the 2019 final to Liverpool, Pochettino has his own Champions League final demons to conquer. "

In Germany, the Süddeutsche Zeitung salutes the performance of Neymar and the Parisians: “Between the 34th and 39th minute, the Brazilian touched the post or the crossbar three times.

Lucas Hernández seemed to lose his bearings at times with so many passes.

Neymar came from the left, from the right, from the center, he shot from near and far, but he failed to score (...) The pleasure of the Parisians' offensive players was manifested not only by their actions in the penalty area, but also at times in the middle of the field where they spontaneously played passes with their heels.

Opportunities for Bayern were rare. ”

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung sums it up: “Bayern had to score two goals.

In 15 of the 17 Champions League games played under Flick's leadership, his players have achieved this.

When Choupo-Moting was able to restore hope, the FC Bayern supporter had seen Neymar, the strongman of Paris Saint-Germain, miss his shot three times for just a few inches.

In the 34th minute, he shoots the ball against the post.

In the 37th minute, on the crossbar.

In the 39th minute, again at the post. "

Bild adds: “Bayern out.

Paris thus succeeds in taking revenge for the final defeat of last year.

This time, it's the opposite of the first leg: Paris had chances, Bayern scored!

It is especially Manuel Neuer who made the despair of the star of PSG, Neymar. "

Kicker highlights: “One player in particular played cat and mouse with FCB defenders: Neymar.

Die Welt concludes: "Bayern have fallen from the throne of European football."

The Paris SG carried by its "stars" in dreams.

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