Messi’s PSG agreed late and will have to turn around their series against Bayern Munich in Germany to continue in the Champions League

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It hasn’t arrived paris saint germain with the beautiful closure of the match against Bayern Monaco and fell 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League disputed in France. Now, Lionel Messi and company must deliver the March 8 coup in Germany if they are to continue to fuel the dream of lifting the orejona for the first time in the history of the Parisian club.

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From the start, PSG recognized themselves as inferior, despite being local and having the best in the world, Lionel Messi. And French coach Christophe Galtier’s was a success because his team weren’t there to play on par with Bayern, even if the German cast is far from cuckoo.

The venue waited, played to equalize. It’s as simple as that: he leapt onto the pitch at the Parque de los Príncipes with the central aim of keeping a clean sheet to face it recently in a counterattack in Germany, already with sprinter Kylian Mbappé in the starting lineup.

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The starting point of the French 4-4-2 was very close to Gianluigi Donnarumma; that is to say, he didn’t press in any area. He also gave up the wings to favor one-on-one on the sides between Coman-Hakimi and Cancelo-Nuno Mendes. And so PSG contained Bayern, who handled the ball from one side to the other (60% of ball possession in the first half), but only shot on goal once (Kimmich from outside and Donnarumma caught).

Photo: FRANCK FIFE / AFP.

Photo: FRANCK FIFE / AFP.

The process became boring because the Germans had no ideas or rebellion and why Messi was too far from the rival goal. Rosario’s man is no longer a footballer who can win a single game with memorable runs. It is clear that, due to his age, the Flea needs a second guitar to shine. Yes, we could say that, for some time now, every time he plays in France, he misses the staggered.

In any case, Messi’s performance was acceptable, because it includes all the situations that the parties can give. He had a couple of attempts at quick transitions, dropped off a few times to shoot, took free kicks close to the area or to give rests. In the last minute of the first half he took a free kick which hit the wall.

Source: Clarin

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