This Sunday night, Paris Saint-Germain played quiet football on the lawn of AS Saint-Etienne for the 18th day of Ligue 1 (4-0).
For this meeting, Thomas Tuchel once again had to face a cascade of absences, since Kimpembe, Gueye, Cavani, Herrera, Draxler and Choupo-Moting had remained in the capital. After all, the German coach did not empty out with his new 4-4-2. Four days after installing this game system brilliantly against Galatasaray in the Champions League (5-0), TT therefore tested it in Ligue 1. With the same success that PSG won in Sainté. Thanks to his amazing four, since Mbappé scored twice (43rd, 89th) on assists by Neymar and Icardi also found the net (72nd). But during this fine success, the fifth in a row in the league, Tuchel could also see that this new look makes Leandro Paredes better.
Highly involved in the opening of the scoring for Neymar (10th), the Argentine international caused the green expulsion of Aholou (25th). Suffice it to say that the 25 year old was in all the good shots of the first period. The former Zenith therefore confirms his growth in power, knowing that he had already been good during his tenure against Galatasaray in C1. A week that could change everything for Paredes, since the community recruited for 47 million euros at the start of 2019 finally meets expectations. Enough to convince Leonardo? Reply next January, a month in which the PSG sports director wanted to recruit a new defensive midfielder … to replace Paredes.
– Jonathan MacHardy (@ Jonatan_M13) December 15, 2019