Mbappe stratosphere, Neymar in progress, perfect Parisian circuits… The tops and flops after this 16th Coupe de France final between the amateurs of Paye de Cassel and Paris Saint-Germain on Monday (0-7).
Mbappe (again) is in history
Professional, amateur, Kylian Mbappe does not discriminate. Whatever happens, the French striker knows how to stay serious and he showed it again against Pays de Caselles on Monday in Lens, in the last 16 of the Coupe de France (7-0 victory). Promoted to captain for the first time in his PSG career, Mbappe managed (once again) to strike back by being involved in six of the seven Parisian goals. Clinic When he finished in front of the goal, he scored quintuplets (29, 35, 40, 56, 79), a first for a PSG player, with goals scored by different methods. An assist also for Neymar, the 24-year-old tricolor international can still manage an entire match. And he is closer to Cavani’s goal record in Paris Saint-Germain (200 against 196)..
Neymar is a little better
He’s not the great Neymar yet, and it might take a while to see him again. But the Brazilian seems to be making progress even if adversity tends to put his performance into perspective. Especially since he showed a lot of jitters in the first half hour, even taking the yellow. But then, show the face we know him by being so complicit with Mbappe and by managing him in small spaces, even if he sometimes lacks a bit of skill. He has a goal and two assists.
Nuno Mendes, she’s back in shape
Back in the 11th after his World Cup injury, with Portugal, Nuno Mendes brought freshness to the left side. If he only plays in the first period, there is no doubt that he wants to keep it since he has returned from injury, the Portuguese has shown all his rhythmic qualities. It was one of his surprising revolutions that allowed Paris Saint-Germain to open the scoring on Mbappe’s first goal.
Paris still lacks consistency in the middle
Even against amateurs, PSG saw some players disappointed. The Portuguese Vitinha and Renato Sanches did not bring the vertical, which is a frequent observation concerning them. Although she is technically clean, she does not risk enough in her game and sometimes slows down some attacks. Fabian Ruiz, who came on in the second half, didn’t improve in this area.
Pays de Cassel was brave
The Sixth Division side will only be there for the first half hour of play, time to see the R1 residents delight the Lensois crowd with a short volley from behind. But after much effort, they ended up getting bored and struggling the entire second half. A pretty face, in spite of everything, was shown by Pays du Castle.