MOOD – Beyond the talent of Kylian Mbappé, PSG demonstrated impressive collective strength on Tuesday in Barcelona.
Special envoy to Barcelona
A benchmark match. This is what the Parisians bring back in their suitcase, they who taught Barça a lesson “in transition“, Dixit Ronald Koeman, and won 4-1 at Camp Nou Tuesday, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League. A full match, successful, mastered and finally magnified by the talent of a man, Kylian Mbappé, author of a hat-trick. Except that to allow Bondy’s prodigy to shine, you need a team behind, a real team. The qualities, they have always been there. We still need a collective so that they can express themselves when the level rises, in European games and in particular in cleaver matches. This was the case on Tuesday evening. Ambitious in the game and in the minds, full of character, the Parisians have never backed down or lowered their eyes to Lionel Messi and company. Not after the Barcelona opener. Not at the end of the match either, when Barça pushed to close the gap. A state of mind summarized by Marquinhos,
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