Monaco-PSG (3-2): Mbappé grazes the wall of the hundred

On the verge of happiness. Or rather one arm. A few centimeters prevented Kylian Mbappé from celebrating his hundredth goal with PSG this Friday evening against Monaco. The 2018 world champion had already drawn the magic number with his two hands, before the video refereeing assistance decided to cancel his third achievement of the evening for an offside. It was just before the break and the former ASM player had already signed a first period in the form of a masterpiece.

Three days after the half hour played with the Blues at the Stade de France, the Parisian n ° 7 started this match on the hats of wheels. And it’s not just a picture. On his first goal, Mbappé, well served by Di Maria, was flashed at 35 km / h. A supersonic race that was not unlike the one against Argentina in the round of 16 of the World Cup. But Disasi, irreparably let go, was more lucid than Rojo. And Mbappé was able to beat Vito Mannone with a shot placed out of reach of the goalkeeper. It was almost forgotten by then that the 21-year-old cracker had just returned from an injury that had kept him off the pitch for over two weeks.

In his garden of Louis-II, where he awoke to professional football one evening in December 2015, Mbappé never seemed bothered by his thigh injury. Capable of accelerating full axis or in his left lane, he created real breaches in a Monegasque defense that was far too naive. And if he is not directly involved in the action that leads to the penalty of the second goal, he did not need to be asked to shoot it. Rather well besides since Mannone did not even have the leisure to touch the ball.

“We relaxed”

This health walk allowed to highlight the good understanding between Mbappé and Kean associated in attack. Still, the French narrowly missed when it came to serving the Italian. With a little more skill, Paris would certainly have finished destroying Monegasque hopes. Instead, PSG – and Mbappé with it – stopped playing in the second half. A shortcoming already observed in recent matches.

The striker was caught by his lack of rhythm and Thomas Tuchel preferred to leave him in the 69th minute for the game against Leipzig next Tuesday. After these interesting 37 minutes against Sweden, Mbappé played just over an hour full of efficiency against Monaco. Even if Paris lost its third game of the season in Ligue 1, the capital club has recovered a Mbappé not yet 100%. But not so far from its best level. “We saw a Paris with two faces, he slipped after the final whistle. We had a great first half and then we relaxed. We paid it cash. “

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