One-way! From one Olympic to another, Paris shows a comparable direction. After scattering OL like a puzzle on September 3 (4-1), he swept OM like a vulgar straw fetus (4-0) on Sunday night. Beautiful work. Chiseled. For more than a decade now, the Clasicos, it is true, follow each other and resemble each other. They have become, with rare exceptions, the preserve of PSG. The gulf between the two best domestic enemies turned out, once again, far too big to offer a scenario with twists and turns.
Too bad for the suspense. Nothing, not even the premature exit of Kylian Mbappé quickly hit on the left ankle in a clash with Ballerdi, thwarted the inexorable forward march of the Parisians. Five days after a successful start against Dortmund, in the Champions League (2-0), they put the cover back to complete, in accounting terms, a perfect week, after the snag against Nice (0-1).
Hakimi's "Platinian" free kick
PSG-OM, it looks, in short, like those good old Colombo where the plot is deflowered from the first minutes. All it takes, this time, is a Platinian free kick from Hakimi (8th), rewarding a one-way start to see, quickly, the scourge of the balance oscillating in the camp of the champion of France. This propensity to confiscate the balloon, has a name on the other side of the Pyrenees: "the tiki-taka".
This strategy, allowing the conservation of the ball, was once brought to its highest level of expression in Barcelona during the Johan Cruyff era (who coached the club between 1988 and 1996). Arrived in Catalonia at the time of the departure of the Dutch strategist, Luis Enrique, as a worthy heir, appreciates the behavior of his men. At most, he notes these few largesse with the marking along the left corridor without real consequence except this header of Vitinha on the crossbar (22nd).
A group that lives well
Is it the identity of the opponent, the Spanish technician deliberately displays a pronounced offensive bias with an unprecedented starting line-up and an ambitious system with four strikers. He appropriates the motto "Right to the point" of his opponent. Far too bogged down in resolving the internal quarrels between the management and its supporters, Marseille, in full collapse, will not claim copyright. He receives a football lesson and almost tends to turn the other cheek sometimes while fishing by a confounding naivety.
In a Ligue 1 upside down, with an explosive leader from Brest, PSG is getting closer to the podium. Patiently, but surely he extends his web. Even without Bondy's crack, it emerges from this group revisited during the transfer window, an impression of quiet strength. The brilliance of a culture.
Five goalscorers in seven games
With now five strikers in seven games, we are close to the usual standards of a team of this level. By choosing the same night to unlock their counter Kolo Muani and Ramos have stored up some confidence. Greedy, the Lusitano even offers himself the double. It doesn't sound like much, but at this early stage of the season, this sum of small details is not negligible. More generally, this collective reflects the image of a harmonious cohabitation, where everyone brings his ecot without pulling the blanket to himself. And the best is ahead of him. The time needed for the architect Enrique to complete the last pieces of his enticing house of cards. Eagerly the sequel.