Paris Saint-Germain largely dominated AC Milan (3-0) in a fast-paced match which took place at the Parc des Princes, before the difficult group meeting with the favorite for the defeat in Newcastle against Dortmund ( 0-1).
In this tough group, for the identity of the two qualified, the fog is also thick as the smoke bombs in the colors of PSG are launched by the ultras in the 51st minute. The turning point in the match then came: just after the false joy of a goal denied to Dembélé, Pulisic launched a counter-attack and annihilated his own goal opportunity by missing his pass to Leao.
Immediately, in the opposite area, Kolo Muani pushed the ball into the net after a mix-up in the area (53rd). A few minutes later, Mbappé missed one of his duels with his sidekick from the France team Mike Maignan. But the Frenchman achieved the essential by transforming the appearance of the match with his opening score, after a powerful ball from Warren Zaire-Emery from the Parisian half (32nd).
However, AC Milan gave the Parc des Princes a cold sweat in the first half. Leao, particularly restless and dribbling, made Hakimi (quickly warned by the referee) and Marquinhos dizzy, notably with a shot which grazed Donnarumma’s left post (26th). You had to see the relaxation of Marquinhos, who frantically clenched his fists, when the Portuguese failed to obtain a corner after having manhandled him (74th).
Luis Enrique’s 4-2-4 tactical scheme, available during the pressure cooker at Saint James Park against Newcastle on October 4 (4-1 defeat), could also continue to fuel discussions between the midfielders. Zaire-Emery and Ugarte seemed quite lonely and overwhelmed by the Milanese before the first goal.
The counter-attack projection that he guarantees nevertheless offers numerous scoring opportunities after the opening of the score, when Milan let go of their defensive rigor to remember. It took the entry of Lee Kang-in, returning from his commitments with the South Korean team, to make these promises come to fruition with his first goal (89).
PSG evokes the humiliation of Parc Saint James and then becomes European champion. And you can prepare your face for revenge Magpies, for the 5th day, before finishing in Dortmund. But first, there will be the return to San Siro on November 7.