Messi muted as 10-man PSG draw with Marseille
Lionel Messi was kept quiet as 10-man Paris Saint-Germain settled for a 0-0 draw with bitter rivals Marseille in a heated atmosphere in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Pochettino selected Messi, Neymar and Angel Di Maria in a line of three behind Kylian Mbappe but that quartet was kept quiet for most of the game by a hard-working Marseille side. "I thought we deserved the three points today because we were better than them," insisted Marseille's on-loan Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.Messi was coming up against Jorge Sampaoli, who coached the six-time Ballon d'Or winner at the 2018 World Cup when in charge of Argentine, and who is now on the Marseille bench.
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By registering twice in PSG victory in Bordeaux in Ligue 1 (3-2), Neymar proved what he had hinted in recent games: it is back in form after a difficult start to the season. A rise that Paris was in dire need.
The first impression is not necessarily good. And sometimes not be fooled by first minutes of a match. Neymar is the new evidence. Against Bordeaux, the Brazilian started the match as too often this season: missing his passes, by failing to differences with his dribbling and losing the ball. Then, the former Barça decided to recall who he was. First with her first goal in the game with PSG this season - the other a penalty against Lyon - for a shot. Then doubling the scoring after a nice one-two with Kylian Mbappé before sliding the leather with a shot finesse as he has the secret. Meanwhile, the Brazilian distributed caviar, slammed a few tricks and even found his jerk. In short, Neymar Neymar has done. And while he had not scored with Paris since 19 September, the former Santos had obviously intended to shake the nets since had a T-shirt under his jersey to honor her friend Marilia Mendonça Brazilian singer died this weekend in a plane crash. As if he knew that his poor start to the season was definitely behind. A rise in
Dante pleasant on the trio messi-mbappé-neymar
The captain of Nice, Dante, joked on the offensive trio of Paris Saint-Germain. © Provided by Football 365 Neymar on the decline? Dante, the Brazilian defender of OGC Nice, knows how to stop the Francilian offensive trio, consisting of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. And he shares his trick with humor. "Perhaps one - or two - of them do not play? There is no magic formula, I think it takes first and foremost to be courage and personality.
progressive power It is a mild understatement to say that the early season Neymar was complicated. And not just because of his extra kilos after a well deserved holiday. However, the Brazilian was very happy to see the arrival in Paris his friend Lionel Messi. He wanted to find that the Barcelona side in the summer of 2019 and with whom he dreamed replay. And it has been on the ground since the two men - when one of them was not in the infirmary - are constantly seeking to combine. But apart during warm where they make a Brazilian 40 meters by sending guided missiles, the duo did not point to the satisfaction. When Messi does not find the target in Ligue 1 and running on the field, Neymar he can not make the slightest difference.
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Neymar and mbed, the digits of the decline?
Despite a small redness against Lille (2-1), the Brazilian of PSG seems to have lost the elimination gift. Kylian mbed is not better © provided by Football 365 Neymar Mbed Observers and followers of Neymar JR are ceasing to emphasize it. Since the beginning of the season, the offensive midfielder of the Paris Saint-Germain is borne in what has made its reputation. Percussion, crossing lines or ability to eliminate an opponent, it is difficult to recognize the tightening player of two years ago.
But that was before. For the past several games, Neymar found his body, his legs and velvet feet. And this is seen against Lille where he is responsible for two goals for offer the victory in Paris (2-1) . But as the against RB Leipzig in the Champions League (2-2) where he was the best Parisian offensive player. Before so it doubled against Girondins Bordeaux. Ironically, the second period against LOSC and the two other matches were played without Lionel Messi. And so is his former best friend Kylian Mbappé he received two gifts this Saturday. A deal that hurts the opponents in the past and seems recovered after a hectic season early and exchanged a few words after not given passes. The smile returned
More than his game, especially Neymar seems to have regained the smile and the desire to play football. In an interview with DAZN, PSG striker had even mentioned international retirement possible after the World 2022 and mental wear " I think the 2022 World Cup will be my last. I think that because I do not know if I will have the mental strength to take care of football ". A statement made noise and proving the mental state in which while located Neymar. But obviously, it did him good to indulge because since it's another man in the attitude on the field.
ago first this debauchery of energy - although early season the Brazilian was not stingy defensive withdrawal unlike his colleagues before - but especially the will to win especially seen against Lille. And especially that smile. As when he left the player disrupt Leipzig Dominik Szoboszlai before his penalty. Because for Neymar football remains primarily a game. A game in which he excelled as he recalled facing the Girondins. And finally, it is not worse for PSG as his shot soft arrived early in the season when the capital club has the least need it. For as every year, the PSG season actually begins in February, provided to qualify for the final round of the Champions League. And Neymar forward to continuing to rev up to that time. It will just have to avoid injuries this time.
PSG vs. Nantes result: Lionel Messi scores, rescues 10-man PSG in 3-1 win .
It'll be Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar leading the line for PSG in its return to Ligue 1 play at home against Nantes.A deflected shot by Messi and late curling strike by the Argentine star gave 10-man PSG the lead after Nantes equalized in the second half on the heels of a red card to PSG's starting 'keeper.