Saturday, August 21, 2021
Away win in Brest
Paris St. Germain is great even without Messi
In the PSG star ensemble, not all of the super kickers are on board yet, but the third win in the third game – and the defense of the top of the table. In addition to Messi, who is to be slowly introduced, Neymar and Ramos were also missing. German players, on the other hand, are happy about the playing time.
Still without star newcomer Lionel Messi, the top French soccer club Paris St. Germain has kept its clean slate in Ligue 1. The star ensemble, in which Neymar and Sergio Ramos were still not in the squad, celebrated their third win in their third game with a 4-2 (2-1) at Stade Brest and thus maintained the championship lead.
Ander Herrera (23rd), Kylian Mbappe (36th), Idrissa Gueye (73rd) and substitute Angel Di Maria (90th + 1) scored the cup winner’s goals. The subsequent goals from Franck Honorat (42nd) and Steve Mounie (85th) kept the game open at times.
As in the first games, Thilo Kehrer was in central defense on the field from the start. 2014 world champion Julian Draxler came on in the 72nd minute for Italy’s European champion Marco Verratti.
Messi, who moved to the French capital after 21 years with Spanish top club FC Barcelona, should be a serious alternative for PSG at the end of August, according to coach Mauricio Pochettino. Until then he should be introduced “step by step” and “made fit for his debut”.