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"Replace a branch": In France, Ambape and Neymar are killed, and Wenger was surprised by the "collapse" - Walla! sport


Mauricio Pochettino disappointed after losing 2-1 to Manchester City in the first Champions League semi-final, but remains optimistic: "Football has to be believed"

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"Change industry": In France, Ambape and Neymar are killed, and Wenger was surprised by the "collapse"

The two stars came under fire after the lukewarm ability in the loss to City, in which Ambape touched the ball less than the two goalkeepers ("Stop running in the 60th minute").

Wenger: "Made stupid moves."

Pochettino criticized the referee for the red for Gay


  • Paris Saint-Germain

  • Mauricio Pochettino

  • Killian Ambape

  • Neymar



Thursday, 29 April 2021, 07:22

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Paris will have to conquer at least twice in return.

Neymar (Photo: Reuters)

A big disappointment was recorded among the Paris Saint-Germain players after the French champion lost last night (Wednesday) a 0: 1 advantage against Manchester City and lost 2: 1 at the end of the first meeting in the Champions League semi-final.

Mauricio Pochettino's side took the lead after 15 minutes, as a result of Marcinius's awkward, but ultimately successful, shot from the right.

However, in the second half PSG weakened and saw Kevin de Brauna (64) and Riyad rhyme with a free kick (71) exploiting goalkeeper Kaylor Navas' lack of alertness on the way to two away goals and a very costly victory ahead of the rematch at Etihad.

In addition, the host lost Idrissa Gay in a direct red after an ugly foul on Ilkay Gunduan.

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However, both Paris and the English club know that nothing is finished.

The French club's Twitter account showed optimism and posted a post that opened with the sentence: "Everything is still possible in this semi-final."

The tweet added: "After the victories in Barcelona and Munich, there is still a lot to play for. We still believe in our strength! Now more than ever - come on Paris!".

Compare an unflattering figure from nine years ago.

Gay descends from the field after the dismissal (Photo: Reuters)

The numbers

* Paris Saint-Germain striker Marcinius has scored five goals in the last two Champions League seasons - more than any other defensive player.

* Beyond that, Marcinius is only the third player in the history of the Champions League to score in both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals for two seasons in a row (or more).

It was preceded by Cristiano Ronaldo (11/12, 12/13 and 13/14) and Antoine Griezmann (15/16 and 16/17).

* The French champions have conceded a free kick for the first time since the goal scored by Neymar in the Barcelona uniform in 2017.

* Idrissa Gay is the first player to be sent off twice in a single Champions League campaign since Alvaro Arbeloa was sent off twice in a 2012/13 Real Madrid uniform.

* Neymar has failed to score six consecutive knockout games in the Champions League.

His last was in the 2019/20 season in the quarterfinals against Dortomond.

"It's hard to explain why they were better in the second half."

Pochettino with Ambape (Photo: Reuters)

Paris Saint-Germain coach

Mauricio Pochettino

: "There were two different halves. We played well and did a good job in the first half but it's hard to completely eliminate a team like City. We deserved to be in the lead but they were better than us and dominated the game in the second half. "We absorbed were random, but still the opponent created more of us. There was one good half for each team."

The French champions coach continued: "It was difficult to explain why they were better than us. It was difficult to overcome their ability in the second half, their physical condition, they were more aggressive. We did not show the energies we are used to showing. The red card could also have been yellow. There is more Reciprocity, and in football you have to believe. "

Did not find themselves.

Neymar and Ambape (Photo: GettyImages, Alex Grimm)

France visited Killian Ambape and Neymar after the weak display. Ambape finished the game with just 30 touchdowns on the ball - less than the goalies of both teams - and did not kick the goal for the first time in the game in which he started in the Champions League.

Jerome Rotten, a former PSG player and current French television commentator, accused Ambepa and Neymar of lacking investment. "I do not expect them to run like crazy for 90 minutes, but I'm sorry - it does not make sense that in the 50th minute it already takes them three minutes to return to defense. It is not normal! There is also a mental problem here. Do not tell me players like Neymar, Ambape and even Varati , With all their qualities, get tired in the 60th or 70th minute of such a fateful game.If that is the case, I suggest switching branch, because they are not suitable for football at the highest levels.I remember well how hard they worked against Bayern Munich, but today just did not We saw it. "

Arsene Wenger also criticized PSG on English television and said that "it is very interesting that after City's equalizer, PSG just collapsed mentally. You could see how much their confidence plummeted in an instant. In the Champions League semi-final, you "I can't afford the emotions to take over you in this way. PSG was in a hurry, some of their moves were stupid."

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