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Châteauroux-PSG: Ekitike continues, the PSG defense worries


TOPS/FLOPS – The performance of a decisive Ekitike, the promises of the young Parisians, but also the still worrying defense at times of Paris Saint-Germain: find the Tops and Flops of this match between Châteauroux and the capital club ( 1-3).


Ekitike goes well

After his first goal scored at PSG in Lens last Sunday, Hugo Ekitike did it again.

In the absence of the "MNM" (Mbappé-Neymar-Messi), the slender striker had certain responsibilities and he wanted to take them.

Dangerous entry on an occasion after 20 seconds, he opened the scoring shortly after taking advantage of a good service from Gharbi to score with the outside of the foot (13th).

Trying to weigh on the defense, he did not succeed in everything but was never discouraged.

As proof, this whim well repelled by Delecroix on the action of the 2nd Parisian goal.

Mukiele, a real rock

He is surely the other big man in this game.

We also thought he was injured quite early in the match after a big blow to the knee.

But quickly standing up, he wanted to resume.

And signed a remarkable match from start to finish.

Powerful, he was a constant danger on the right side, often showing himself to be dangerous.

The most active player on the field, he won a good number of duels and could even have scored in a failed duel against the opposing goalkeeper.

Gharbi, Zaire-Emery: the promises of PSG

Barely 18, Ismaël Gharbi was hard-hitting and is one of the most prominent players on the PSG side.

Uninhibited, he never stopped provoking the ball, making several differences.

Decisive passer for Ekitike on the 1st Parisian goal, he could have joined the party on a nice volley pushed back by the opposing goalkeeper (29th).

In the middle, Warren Zaire-Emery is even younger (16 years old) and was disconcertingly serene.

Despite his age, he really took his responsibilities, recovering a lot of balls and not hesitating to project himself forward, trying a few openings.

A real revelation.

Last of the three titis lined up, El Chadaille Bitshiabu was more inside.


This PSG has been shaken up

The men change but the Parisian defense still seems just as feverish, even against the 14th National.

Even if he is still young (17 years old), El Chadaille Bitshiabu suffered in the duels and is involved in the Castelroussin goal.

But it is especially Juan Bernat who suffered the most at the left side position.

Often exceeded, he left gaping spaces in his lane and did not float in the weak times crossed by his team.

Since his serious injury in September 2020, the Spaniard has never returned to his best level.

And it is not his goal, scored in added time, that will make us forget his poor performance.

Châteauroux missed the boat

This PSG was takeable and there will undoubtedly be many regrets on the side of Châteauroux.

Because if the start was missed by the locals, the result was much more encouraging.

Gaining confidence after the equalizing goal, the Castelroussins had three good chances to take the lead, with in particular a precious Nolan Roux who often stood out well.

But they missed their chance and ended up on their knees in the last quarter of an hour.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-01-06

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