PSG-Bordeaux (2-2): Paris is still not a grand cru

Dummies greet you. Absent until then from the panoply, the parity score arrives in the season of PSG, winner or defeated in the league (8 successes, 3 defeats) as in the Champions League (2 and 2). This is the first of the season in a game he could have won or lost, which perfectly defines a draw. The rescue of Sergio Rico in front of Nicolas de Préville (86th) perfectly attests to the difficulties of Paris, which ended the evening a priori without injuries, his only victory and a rarity in the approach of a new Champions League match.

In this fall 2020, PSG no longer really has a margin over its opponents, undoubtedly one of the many effects of Covid-19. He clings as best he can in the Champions League by not being sure of anything, even after his miraculous success against Leipzig on Tuesday (1-0). “We must improve certain details, play more as a team,” conceded Neymar at the microphone of Canal +.

Safe from nothing

In Ligue 1, his erratic game can lead to the comeback of Monaco or Bordeaux to come and score first and last at the Parc des Princes. And when Paris comes back in quick succession, thanks to a penalty and a goal from Moise Kean opportunistic after a shot from Neymar pushed back, he does not seem immune to anything. It will take a Rico parade afterwards to preserve this ever-fragile advantage.

There is what the Parisian defense no longer offers – a solidity, a firmness in the duels, intelligent movements – but also everything that the attack does not succeed anymore with a number of choices not inspired by Neymar and a faculty not to be not fit for Kylian Mbappé quite staggering.

The two lighthouses of the Parisian night advance like two loupiotes at the moment, damaged in their physique or their confidence, it is according to, but in the end it is wrong. The building totters. The 100th goal of the world champion stuck in his head, especially since he was deprived of it in Monaco on a quirk or an injustice that no one has yet understood.

The match point for Ben Arfa

But Rico can not hide everything, dust way of the misery of the block-team under the carpet of the realities of the game. Especially when the Paris special resurfaces thanks to a goal from Yacine Adli (2-2, 60th). They were three former PSG house players who could score against their former team, which happens to just about all elements leaving the capital. Two trained at the club and a native of the Ile-de-France region, with respectively Youssouf Sabaly, Yacine Adli and Hatem Ben Arfa, born in Clamart. The fate designated this time Adli, entered during the game. The rush of Ben Arfa (70th) in the Parisian area, dribbling as in the playground all the defense, could also have led to a new galéjade.

When a former Parisian faces PSG, he changes, transforms, raises his motivation and his threat, between revenge and regrets that he wants to arouse. It is a timeless Parisian life and on August 23 by losing the final of the Champions League on the only goal of Seine-et-Marne Kingsley Coman, PSG knows how much this Arlesian strikes everywhere, all the time and with intact cruelty. Until then, Bordeaux was turning less than one goal per game (10 in 11 days) to end the evening with two planted at the Park, a sort of victory for the men of Jean-Louis Gasset, Laurent’s ex-accomplice White when the PSG seduced.

Match sheet

Half time: 2-1.

Spectators: behind closed doors

Referee: M. Pignard

Buts. PSG: Neymar (27th sp), Kean (28th); Bordeaux: Pembélé (10th csc), Adli (60th).

Warnings. PSG: Pembélé (90th + 3); Bordeaux: Otavio (26th).

PSG: Rico – Florenzi, Pembélé, Kimpembe (cap.), Bakker – Verratti (Herrera, 64e), Paredes (Icardi, 84e), Rafinha (Di Maria, 63e) – Kean (Sarabia, 81e), Mbappé, Neymar. Entr. : Tuchel.

Bordeaux : Costil – Kwateng (Benito, 46th), Koscielny (cap.), Baysse, Sabaly – Zerkane (Oudin, 59th), Basic (Adli, 58th), Ben Arfa, Otavio, Hwang (de Préville, 59th) – Maja (Briand, 81st). Entr. : The gas.

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