After failing since the start of the season, PSG took advantage of the encounter against Lens to claim their first success in style, notably with a brace from Kylian Mbappe (3-1), who is back as a starter and remains just as important, on Saturday at 12:00 CET. GMT. Princes Park during the third day of the French League.
After two consecutive draws without flavour, Paris finally launched its championship. Luis Enrique’s forces have become more dangerous and more mobile than during their previous voyages, and he achieves a more successful version of what prevents them from sinking into disaster.
Any result other than victory would have already pushed the club from the capital into a zone of turmoil, with legitimate questions about the Spanish coach’s tactical choices. If the Parisian game still sometimes lacks efficiency, it still looks sharper against Sang-E-Orr, and the former Dolphins have bounced back from the current difficulties with just one small point in three games.
And while Paris Saint-Germain opened the scoring only once in two matches with a penalty kick from Kylian Mbappe, this time it managed to finish three matches worthy of this name thanks to Asensio, after a good work from the Portuguese midfielder Vitinha (43), especially Mbappe. , first after a relay with Lucas Hernandez (52), then a shot that double hit the Lensoise defense (90 + 1).
He returned to the first team on August 13 after being sidelined by his management, unhappy with his decision to stay until 2024 without extending his contract beyond that date, and the Paris Saint-Germain star was only entitled to about forty minutes on the turf last week in Toulouse. He didn’t miss a meeting with Park and the starting line-up, after an eventful last few weeks, as he started the game with all his energy.
Paris Saint-Germain opened offensively
If PSG managed to unleash the attack, the French captain’s presence at the start of the game was not in vain, bringing pace, depth and above all technical precision, elements that had been sorely lacking until then. Mbappe was very close to presenting a successful festival in the second half (55, 64).
Before the break, N.7 had already had the opportunity to bring on danger, often uniting with his friend in blue Ousmane Dembele, who for his part was spotted by Park in the Parisian jersey. Thus, he stumbled first against Brice Samba (30th place), before seeing his shot saved by the Lensoise defense (32nd place).
Luis Enrique will also be able to appreciate Asensio’s contribution. The former Real Madrid player, who arrived for free this summer in Paris, owes his main place in the starting line-up to the absence of Portuguese Goncalo Ramos, a victim of muscular discomfort. He didn’t miss the opportunity to show that maybe it was better than a fancy surrogate job.
If the Parisian attack was launched from weight, the defense remained unfailingly solid, which is the trademark of Luis Enrique, PSG’s version, despite the anecdotal goal conceded by Morgan Gelavoje in stoppage time (90th +5). The entry of Elie Wahi (58), the most expensive junior player in the history of Lens, who was bought by Montpellier for 35 million euros, did not change the situation, as Paris did not give up much to his rival. In short, a perfect evening for Paris Saint-Germain and his coach.