Paris Saint-Germain is back at the start of the season, this time beating Montpellier (5-2). Find the highs and lows of this meeting.
The Parisian machine is moving
After the two demonstrations presented during the Champions Cup against Nantes (4-0) and the first day in Clermont (0-5), PSG did it again by presenting a new river result, this time against Montpellier (5-2). An obvious and logical success, as Christophe Galtier’s men dominated the discussions of the meeting with the offensive-defense steps. After stumbling on Omlin for so long, the capital club made the difference before the break, before unfolding after returning from the locker room. Eloquent statistics: in two Ligue 1 matches, the Parisians have already scored ten goals. Unheard of since Reims during the 1961/62 season (OPTA).
(Again) Neymar’s party
Neymar confirmed his excellent start to the season, putting in a major performance again on Saturday. Ubiquitous in the Parisian game and very complicit with Messi, the Brazilian didn’t succeed at everything but he regularly made controversies. Above all, it was effective. After Mbappe’s failure, the Parisian No. 10, in a calm atmosphere, took the second penalty awarded by the referee (43rd place). Then he gave himself the double at the beginning of the second half, defeating Omlin with a header (51). Back to the best, his exit at the end of the match was accompanied by a gentle standing ovation from the Parc des Princes.
Nuno Mendes is everywhere
Like last week in Claremont, Nuno Mendes was the lead in his left lane. The Portuguese press tied the raids to his wing and tortured the young Chatto throughout the meeting. A constant danger, he should be credited with a assist for the goal scored by Sanchez at the end of the match (88). The former Sporting Portuguese player, he also made the start of the season.
SACCO is guilty
A match that turned into a nightmare. Standing at the center hinge in Montpellier, Valais-Sacco precipitated his team’s downfall at the end of the first period. The Malian defender, who is having difficulty with the Parisian acceleration, first allowed Paris Saint-Germain to open the scoring, scoring an unfortunate CSC on a cross from Mbappe (39). Three minutes ago, after a penalty kick was awarded, for a hand error committed in front of Messi (42). Terrible air pocket for MHSC.
Savaner wasn’t there
The author of a double against Troy last weekend (3-2), Tigi Savagnier didn’t have the same success at Princes’ Garden. Away from this. Herault, the metronome who repositioned him in midfield, suffered under Parisian pressure, unable to hold the ball during the first hour of play. Not impressive enough, his dangerous recovery near his surface was behind PSG’s opening score (39).