Mbappe & Co-Star in PSG’s Win Over Brest

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French football striker Kylian Mbappe unlocked his fiery show of prowess with the ball once again as he helped his team cruise past the hapless opponents.

The win has sealed the formidability and indomitability of the team, as they stand on top of the standings with three wins in 3 games and sustaining a healthy GD (goal difference) of +5.

The win came even with two of the key, high-profile players, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. were missing out on the match.

The Marquinhos’ captained team is already riding high on success and unmatched resilience with 10 goals in the first three games.

The club’s manager praised the team’s performance but rued the slack defence, which has been a little problematic since the previous season after they finished second in the race to Ligue 1’s title.

He remarked that the present team has a list of good players but desires that the wins don’t come at the cost of “conceding goals.”

Match Report

Ander Herrera‘s volley in the 23rd minute gave them an excellent early start, which was propelled to a 2-0 lead soon after when Mbappe netted in a brilliant header at the 36th minute Giorgio Wijnaldum’s shot had rebounded, causing the goalie to be baffled.

The hosts, however, got lucky when they got their first break before the half-time when Franck Honorat managed to score one off Roman Faivre’s deft back-heel lay-off.

The first few minutes of the next half saw a slackened pace and dull play before Idrissa Gueye tactically restored the visiting team’s advantage with a long rasping shot from 35 metres yonder, beating the home team’s goalie Marco Bizot.

A couple of missed chances by Brest were also witnessed as Keylor Navas, PSG’s stellar keeper, parried away valiant endeavours.

Even with the robust forward show, PSG had to grapple with the woes of a weak defence which Stevie Mounie breached in the 85th minute.

Things were looking tense until Angel Di Maria, brought in as a substitute at the penultimate minute, lobbed a neat one from the edge of the D-box.

Recent Signings

Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Gianluigi Donnarumma was one of the high-profile signings of Paris-Saint Germain this year, along with Real Madrid Spanish defender Sergio Ramos and Argentine forward Lionel Messi. But just like Messi, even Donnarumma had to sit
this one is out.

Mbappe & Co-Star in PSG’s Win Over Brest
Image Source: Marca

Fans would have to wait a little longer to see the duo of Neymar-Messi play it together again after the former exited Barcelona in 2017, as both of them haven’t trained for a month after the conclusion of Copa America.

Messi had been signed by PSG two weeks priorly, following his dramatic exit over the non-renewal of his contract with his former club Barcelona, and mutual compliance reached between two parties over his discontinuance due to “financial hurdles” imposed by the Spanish La Liga.

The exit had marked the end of his 21-year association with the club, followed by a teary farewell.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino claims that Messi is acclimatizing very well with the present team and may play soon.

He has also refuted rumours that Mbappe might leave the club for Real Madrid and said that he would be there for the current season.

Priyanshu Mohanty
Priyanshu Mohanty
Professionally, an undergraduate student, pursuing B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering and personally, a happy-go-lucky guy, he's someone who staunchly believes in the maxim of Carpe Diem. Apart from his obvious fervour & zest for penning down poetry and short stories (prince91001.wixsite.com/website), which helps him to unwind and seek temporary haven in contemplation and retrospection, he likes to dabble in a gamut of wide-ranging endeavours like working on software projects related to data science nocturnally, association with an NGO, appreciating the didacticism of Longfellow, exploring the cosmos' mysteries or playing encephalon-tickling games, to name a few. In a nutshell, he's a jack of many trades and master of, well, some.

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