PSG will only be able to reach the Champions League final if the executives are present. This was not the case in the semi-final first leg last Wednesday against Manchester City.
If PSG is to achieve a feat at the Etihad Stadium, it will necessarily go through a great collective performance. The obvious. But the qualification will be effective only if its executives answer present. This was not necessarily the case last Wednesday in the semi-final first leg against Manchester City at the Parc des Princes (1-2)… Scorer and exemplary leader, Marquinhos held his rank, and even more than that. Ditto for Angel Di Maria. Marco Verratti too, at least in the first half, before diving with the rest of the troops. The same cannot be said of Keylor Navas, not really inspired by the first Mancunian goal and anything but serene at the foot, nor of Neymar JR and Kylian Mbappé.
The two Parisian superstars generally missed their topic on Wednesday. Let’s give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, Pep Guardiola’s plan was well oiled, better than that of Bayern coach Hansi Flick in the previous round. But the two friends did not
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