PSG once again rolled out at the start of the season, this time winning against Montpellier (5-2). Find the Tops and Flops of this meeting.
The Parisian machine in action
After the two demonstrations offered during the Champions Trophy against Nantes (4-0) and the first day in Clermont (0-5), PSG did it again by offering themselves a new river score, this time against Montpellier ( 5-2). A clear and logical success, as the men of Christophe Galtier dominated the debates of a meeting with the paces of attack-defense. After having stumbled on Omlin for a long time, the capital club made the difference before the break, before unfolding after returning from the locker room. Eloquent statistics: in two Ligue 1 matches, the Parisians have already scored ten goals. Unheard of since Reims during the 1961/62 season (Opta).
(Again) a gala Neymar
Neymar confirmed his excellent start to the season, releasing a big performance again this Saturday. Omnipresent in the Parisian game and very accomplice with Messi, the Brazilian has not succeeded in everything but he has regularly made differences. And above all, it was efficient. After Mbappé’s failure, the Parisian number 10 took charge of transforming, in a relaxed atmosphere, the second penalty awarded by the referee (43rd). He then offered himself the double at the very start of the second period, beating Omlin with a header (51st). Back in favor, his exit at the very end of the match was accompanied by a nice ovation from the Parc des Princes.
Omnipresent Nuno Mendes
Like last week in Clermont, Nuno Mendes reigned supreme in his left lane. The Portuguese piston chained the raids on its wing and tortured the young Tchato throughout the meeting. Permanent danger, he is to be credited with a decisive pass on the goal scored by Sanches at the very end of the match (88th). The former Sporting Portugal player is also making a cannonball start to the season.
A match that turned into a nightmare. Holder in the Montpellier central hinge, Falaye Sacko precipitated the fall of his team at the end of the first period. The Malian defender, in difficulty on the Parisian accelerations, first allowed PSG to open the scoring, by registering an unfortunate CSC on a cross from Mbappé (39th). Before three minutes later to concede a penalty, for a hand fault committed in front of Messi (42nd). A terrible air pocket for the MHSC.
Savanier did not exist
Author of a double against Troyes last weekend (3-2), Téji Savanier did not have the same success at the Parc des Princes. Far from there. Repositioned a notch higher in the midfield, the Hérault metronome suffered against the Parisian pressing, and was unable to keep the ball during the first hour of play. Not influential enough, his dangerous recovery near his surface was behind the opening of the PSG score (39th).