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Messi, the 2012 hero party, Donnarumma… Favorites and scratches from our special correspondent after Montpellier-PSG


Beyond the result, find out what caught the attention of our special correspondent at La Mosson. FAVORITES To discover Calendar and results Ligue 1 League 1 standings This Messi, he is terrible Author of two assists, a goal (from a penalty) and a full performance, Kylian Mbappé is the undeniable man of the match after the Paris card in Montpellier (0-4), Saturday, during the 37th day of Ligue 1 But let's give credit where credit is due: Lionel Messi had a good, very good game. Perfectly l


To discover

  • Calendar and results Ligue 1

  • League 1 standings

This Messi, he is terrible

Author of two assists, a goal (from a penalty) and a full performance, Kylian Mbappé is the undeniable man of the match after the Paris card in Montpellier (0-4), Saturday, during the 37th day of Ligue 1 But let's give credit where credit is due: Lionel Messi had a good, very good game.

Perfectly launched by his two goals early in the game (6th, 20th), the sevenfold Golden Ball shone at La Mosson.

Admittedly, the opposition was limited.

But we saw a voluntary, inspired Messi, able to shine in small spaces with his accuracy.

Perhaps he was boosted by the proximity of Barcelona, ​​one shot from the A9 motorway, he who had still appeared timorous and lacking in success a week earlier, during the draw against Troyes (2-2).


It's soccer!

Sometimes, from game to game, it can change.

It is sometimes difficult to explain.

Sometimes it's just a question of success

, ”explained Mauricio Pochettino on Saturday evening.

And the Argentine coach of Paris-SG added: “

My opinion is that Leo always plays well, he always does incredible things on the pitch.

We don't have to agree with that last statement...

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Mbappé's candy

Another recital for Mbappé, elusive in the Hérault on Saturday evening.

From his match, we can bring out this inspiration of the 20th minute, this strong and soft center at the same time from the outside of the right to the attention of Messi.

A tasty candy that the "Chip" had the good taste to convert into a goal.

Exceptional gesture for a player who is no less so.

"KM" will also receive, without a doubt or any form of suspense, his third trophy for best L1 player at the annual UNFP ceremony this Sunday.

25 league goals and 17 assists in the current season.


Read alsoPSG: author of a new recital in Montpellier, Mbappé has not yet finished the job

Finally some playing time for the titis

The titis cage opened a little on Saturday.

Entering in the 68th minute in place of the disappointing Ander Herrera and Gini Wijnaldum, Xavi Simons and Édouard Michut were entitled to significant playing time after remaining in the stands against Troyes.

Often criticized for his lack of appetite for empowering the young shoots of the training center, "Poche" also offered his first pro minutes to Djeidi Gassama (18), launched in the 89th in the deep end.


We talk a lot about young people, but PSG is a club whose main objective is to win the Champions League.

I don't think we value enough what five minutes in a PSG shirt means for a 17-year-old.

It is a huge experience and it must be valued.

It is important that young people break down barriers in order to gain these minutes and have even more in the future

, ”insists the Argentinian technician.

And to add:

If there is something that we know as staff, and we have proven it before, it is our ability to identify and support young people, give them opportunities and allow them to last so that they have a professional career behind.

Sometimes we talk too lightly about certain unsubstantiated topics because we do not have a thorough knowledge of the subject.

At PSG, you have to support young people and give value to every minute.

The message got through.

The knee tackle addressed to those who do not have “ in-

depth knowledge

” as well.

The heroes of 2012 celebrated by La Mosson

19,586 spectators gathered in the stands of La Mosson on Saturday.

Last game of the season in Montpellier for the players of President Nicollin, almost 10 years to the day after the title of champion of the MHSC, under the nose and beard… of PSG.

Chance of fate and wink of the calendar.

In any case, this meeting allowed the club to pay tribute to the heroes of the coronation of 2012. Most of them were present in the Montpellier enclosure, with a lap of honor before the game.

Montpellier-PSG, the opportunity also to specifically honor the eternal Vito Hilton and Souleyman Camara.


Last but not least, the MHSC volleyball players, recent French champions, were greeted at halftime.

The MHSC is an institution, congratulations to our champion volleyball players

“, could we read on a banner of the Ultras.

Apart from the match itself, there was everything to make the Héraultais spend a beautiful and rich evening.


The (too?) late awakening of “Fideo”

Angel Di Maria is a monument in the history of PSG, that's a fact.

Best passer in the history of the club, the Argentinian international will leave an indelible mark in Paris after his departure.

And it may be time to pack your bags soon.

The 34-year-old player and the club must indeed agree to activate the last year of the contract.

Until further notice, it seems that only “Fideo” wants to continue the adventure… “

He's an important player, he has been in recent years.

Afterwards, there are negotiations and several parameters come into consideration

“, breathes Pochettino.

If he had played against Troyes (2-2) and Montpellier (0-4) all season, the discussion would probably be very different.

However, Di Maria has evolved far from his usual standards in 2021-22.

This too late awakening of the ex-player of Benfica, Real Madrid and Manchester United could therefore leave many regrets.

Especially if he continues on this path with another club next season...

The Montpellier Ultras will cost their club dearly

If they generally honored their colors on Saturday evening, still singing loudly for their favorite players until the last minutes despite the score and a sad overall performance, the Montpellier Ultras also failed.

On several occasions, the announcer was forced to warn them against throwing projectiles on the lawn, including smoke bombs in the second half.

The LFP did not miss anything.

It will pay off, so...

Donnarumma, can't wait for the holidays

The end of the season is long for everyone in Paris, after an elimination in the Champions League which "


» the Red and Blue according to the terms used by Marco Verratti.

And even longer for some.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of them, he who we have seen feverish since Madrid, a match in which he had not been white-blue.

The former AC Milan goalkeeper also had to digest the elimination of Italy, beaten in the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup by modest North Macedonia (0-1).

That's a lot for one man, especially when you're only 23.

The proof with these risky interventions at the start of the match on Saturday evening, even if he generally settled the target afterwards.

It could have been expensive.

The offseason will do the most good for Donnarumma, who in all likelihood should be cleared of competition from Keylor Navas and be truly number 1 in 2022-23.

Read alsoLigue 1: PSG on a trip to Montpellier

Montpellier, can't wait for the holidays too

Like Donnarumma, many Montpellier players have probably been waiting impatiently for the end of the season for a while.

In the lead wagon at the break, the Héraultais have been sailing at a relegation rate since the start of the year.

They remain in eight games without a win after Saturday and only took 12 small points in Ligue 1 in 2022. Only the Girondins have done worse (11)… Of course, injuries partly explain this tumble, Téji Savani, Mamadou Sakho or Jonas Omlin missing on Saturday, before the injury of Stephy Mavididi.

But not only.

We also do not forget that the MHSC lost its two top scorers at the end of the transfer window last summer, Gaëtan Laborde and Andy Delort.

This end of the season will serve us a lot for next season.

“, positive Olivier Dall'Oglio.


Let's forget this season, let

's celebrate our champions," read an Ultras banner.

Saturday night, there was only that to do for lovers of the club run by Laurent Nicollin, that's for sure.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-15

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