Brest (AFP) – Without Lionel Messi or Neymar, spared, Paris SG continued in Brest its flawless Ligue 1 (4-2), Friday, with the first goal of the season of Kylian Mbappé.
The PSG did not allow its morale to be good to be invaded by the gray clouds of Finistère, or the fury of “Pirates” who believed until at the end to be able to equalize.
Unperturbed by the crazy pressure from Brestois not far from 3-3, Angel Di Maria sealed the fate of the match with a lob against (90 e).
His high class gesture concluded another spectacular night for a team that doesn’t need all of its stars to make the show.
Before the final bouquet, Ander Herrera (21 e), Mbappé (36 e) and Idrissa Gueye (73 e) earlier laid the foundations for a third success in as many days
Certainly, given the immense resources and ambitions of PSG, the full box at this stage of the Championship does not represent much nd-thing for a club that wants to win everything this season.
– Without Messi –
But it has been two years since had more succeeded, proof of the good dynamic that the trainer Mauricio Pochettino is creating.
“Poche” saw his players pressing the opponent high, and carrying a constant danger on the Brest goal.
As during the first two days, Paris scored twice in the first period, to open the way to an easy success.
But, as during the first two days, his defense gave way, in the absence of his usual boss, Marquinhos.
Brest took advantage of this by Franck Honorat (42 e) and Steve Mounié (85 e) to believe it until the end.
His five goals conceded since the start of the Championship represent the worst Parisian total of the Qatari era that has started 2011.
Defense The fate of the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trident that the whole world expects from will also depend. oir on the pitch.
In Brest, in a sold-out stadium, some supporters wore a scarf or a shirt from FC Barcelona, the club where the Argentinian “Pulga” built its legend.
But it is in Reims, next Sunday, that he could make his debut as a Parisian.
He will have at his side a Mbappé in legs, who scored his first goal of the season in Finistère.
Twice decisive passer against Strasbourg (4-2) last weekend, “Kyky” took over the role of goalscorer he adores. He placed an opportunistic header, the fallout of Georginio Wijnaldum’s deflected shot.
– Di Maria scorer –
At his side, Mauro Icardi wasted a golden opportunity to open the scoring (21 e), his foot missing the ball at the time of his duel against Marco Bizot .
Fortunately for the PSG, Herrera found the sights two minutes later, of a recovery of 25 meters.
This goal, his first in Ligue 1 since the end of October 2020, rewards the good start to the season of the Spanish midfielder, who showed his quality in the absence of several executives during the summer.
Two of them signed their return to Brest: Gueye and Marco Verratti.
The Senegalese, who contracted the coronavirus at the end of July, celebrated his return with a cannon shot from 40 meters.
The “Little Owl” played his first match since the Euro final won with Italy on 11 July. He played 70 minutes in his style, with incessant activity and … a yellow card.
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In attack, Di Maria also reappeared, replacing Mbappé for the last ten minutes. With a goal, followed by a big hug with Pochettino, to say that he too wants his place alongside the Messi, Neymar and Mbappé show which is getting ready.