Neymar, long left on the bench the day after his gastroenteritis, Paris did not show its usual domination at the Vélodrome for the 100th clasico. In a 4-4-2 pattern, it took Mbappé’s speed, Icardi’s success and the strength of his central defense to win.
Rico: 4.5. Third start in a row and second consecutive scoreless game for Navas’ lining. But feverish at the foot when he misses his recovery under the pressure of Germain (19th) and on the strike of Kamara (49th), he is nevertheless explosive to deflect the missile of Pape Gueye (23rd).
Florenzi: 6. Failing to have signed his most successful performance, the Italian is once again decisive. After intercepting in his camp, the precision of his center allows Icardi to double the bet. Replaced by Kehrer (87th).
Marquinhos: 7. Some unusual hesitation in the first half, but his presence, especially of the head, his serenity in the recovery and his sense of placement are almost an insurance against all risks.
Kimpembe: 7. In perfect harmony with his Brazilian partner, the French world champion shines at his side. Not a mistake, not a jump in concentration, the vice-captain cut the intentions of all those who presented themselves in his zone and even beyond.
Kurzawa: 6. The left side did the job both defensively and in the offensive sector where his center for Icardi (59th) deserved a better fate.
Gueye: 5. The Senegalese continues. For his second start in a row, he found a midfield at three. Faced with a team that has monopolized the ball for a long time, it has covered incalculable ground and but its impact has not been equal to its volume.
Paredes: 5. Author of a beautiful strike on the post, the Argentine played the chief barkers. Precious for elbowing, he also made some technical errors. Warned for protest (45th + 2). Replaced by Danilo Pereira (66th).
Verratti: 7. Back after two weeks of absence due to the Covid, the Italian played a little higher than usual. In the oven and at the mill, he won the duel against Rongier who, at the origin of the first goal, tackled Thauvin in the box (19th) and recovered many “second” balls.
Di Maria (not rated) The Argentinian only made an express pass but delivered his 9th assist to Mbappé before going out on injury. Replaced in the 12th by Sarabia (score: 4.5). The Spaniard ran a lot, worked hard to make a high pressing but, despite a good pass for Icardi (53rd), he lacked a lot of weight on the offensive plan.
Icardi: 6. A paradoxical match for the Argentinian. He tries hard, does not frame but scores an improbable goal in the back of the neck on an opportunity that is not really one. His fourth goal against OM frees Paris. Warned (53rd) and replaced by Neymar (65th) who could have scored on his first ball.
Mbappé: 7. His explosiveness hit the mark again. He scored his 16th goal sowing the Marseille defense. He then played altruists with Icardi (47th) or Neymar (76th) but his offerings were not converted.
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