Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered its first loss of the season to Nice due to a disappointing performance. Neymar, who left PSG at the same time, finished his debut in Saudi Arabia by scoring an attacking point.
PSG lost 2-3 to OGC Nice in the 5th round of French Ligue 1 in the 2023-24 season held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 4 a.m. on the 16th (Korean time). PSG, which failed to score three points, was unable to move up the rankings.
PSG used a 4-3-3 formation. Mbappe, Hamus, and Dembele appeared at the front, while Vitinha, Jair-Emery, Soller, Lucas, Skriniar, Pereira, and Hakimi appeared as starters. The goal was guarded by Donnarumma. Nice also responded with a 4-3-3 formation. Diop, Morphy, Laborde, Thuram-Ullien, Ndayishimiye, Sanson, Bad, Santos, Todibo, and Rotomba were featured, and Bulka filled the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Nice attacked actively from the first half. Sangsong’s shooting began in the 5th minute of the first half. Then, in the 11th minute of the first half, Morpi attempted a chance, but it did not result in a goal. Nice, who set the tone, scored the first goal. In the 21st minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, he placed his foot on the ball with fur flowing out and opened the goal.
PSG also did not sit still. Mbappe’s right-footed shot in the 29th minute of the first half equalized the score. PSG continued to push forward with Hamus’ header and Dembele’s shot in the 37th minute of the first half, but the score ended 1-1 with no additional points.소닉카지노
The second half began and Nice came back again. In the 8th minute of the second half, Laborde received a cross from Morphy and scored with a shot. Nice continued to gain momentum. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Laborde’s pass was passed to Morphy, who broke through from the right side of the box and aimed precisely at the corner of the goal. This became Nice’s key goal.
PSG tried to make up for it. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Colo Muani crossed, and Mbappe finished with a sharp bicycle kick. PSG continued to attack, but the game ended with PSG losing 2-3 without any more goals.
PSG, which had been on a draw for two consecutive games after the opening, leapt toward first place with wins in the third and fourth rounds. Despite Mbappe’s multiple goals, they lost to Nice and ended up in 3rd place.
Lee Kang-in missed the game today as he is recovering from an injury. After the season opened, Lee Kang-in was immediately named to the starting list. In the first round match against Lorient, he appeared alongside Marco Asensio and Gonzalo Hamus. From his first game, he had a successful debut, being selected as the Most Valuable Player of the League with a pass success rate of 88%, 1 key pass, 2 dribbles, and 3 long balls.
Immediately after the second round, news of Lee Kang-in’s injury was announced. Following the preseason, it was bad news again. Lee Kang-in has been absent since the third round. He was originally scheduled to be selected for the national team A in September and then move on to the Hangzhou Asian Games national team, but he had to take a break of about two weeks. Regarding whether to be selected for the Asian Games, PSG gave a final answer that Lee Kang-in could join on the 20th after the Champions League match against Dotremund on the 19th.
Lee Kang-in, who has become a player of note in Europe, headed to France last summer. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a prestigious club that has begun a major reorganization of its squad, has recruited many outstanding players from each country. Lee Kang-in was also included in the recruitment of Marco Asensio and Manuel Ugarte, becoming the first Korean player to join PSG. He was assigned the number 19 shirt and signed a five-year contract until 2028. The transfer fee and annual salary were not disclosed, but were estimated to be 22 million euros. As soon as the transfer was announced, Lee Kang-in’s uniform quickly sold out, beating Neymar’s.
He participated in the preseason with high expectations, but as soon as he started, he was forced to leave the field due to injury. In a friendly match against Le Havre, Lee Kang-in started on the right side of the second line and showed off his brilliant play. However, he was soon substituted as he grabbed his right thigh near the end of the first half. He accompanied PSG on their East Asia tour, but did not play. PSG played against Al Nassr, Cerezo Osaka and Inter Milan in Japan, but Lee Kang-in stayed on the bench.
He recovered little by little from training and played in a match against PSG, which visited Korea. Last August, a friendly match was played against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the third game of the Coupang Play Series held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium. Every time a friendly scene with Neymar passed by, the audience erupted in applause. Lee Kang-in was on the field for 20 minutes as a substitute in the 22nd minute of the second half, and Neymar also worked together.
Expectations were high with continued two-shots with ‘world class’ Neymar, but Neymar left for Saudi Arabia. As oil money from the Middle East shook all of Europe, Neymar also headed to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. His transfer fee was reported to be 100 million euros (about 143 billion won).
Neymar made his debut the moment PSG lost to Nice. In the 6th round of the Saudi Professional League, Neymar came on as a substitute in the 19th minute of the second half. He then recorded an assist for Malcolm’s fourth goal in the 38th minute of the second half, and Al Hilal won 6-1.
He recorded an attack point in his debut match, signaling a smooth start in Saudi Arabia. According to soccer statistics media Footmob, Neymar recorded 1 assist, 95% pass success rate (21 successes), 4 shots, and 2 successful long passes. He received a rating of 7.