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PSG-Monaco’s notes: Mbappé absent

Return on the outstanding performances of the players of PSG and Monaco on Sunday evening.

Led by a Kylian Mbappé author of a hat-trick, PSG hit very hard Tuesday night at Camp Nou, against a particularly weak FC Barcelona. But the opposition to AS Monaco on Sunday evening, at the end of the 26th day of Ligue 1, was completely different. Strong, Niko Kovac’s men did not miss their chances to win 2-0.

Still an orphan of Neymar and Angel Di Maria, the tricolor prodigy did not have the space to switch the meeting against his training club. Quite the contrary. On the left wing of Mauricio Pochettino’s 4-3-3 or inside the game when Layvin Kurzawa was advancing very high in his lane, the 2018 world champion did not achieve much, perhaps from lack of juice, certainly from clumsiness. Suddenly, Moise Kean and Mauro icardi did not have opportunities.

On the Monegasque side, Sofiane Diop, in addition to having opened the entry score (5th), was remarkable. The attacking midfielder showed vista ball at the foot, inside the game (his team setting up 3-4-2-1), and defended well on the right when Monaco regrouped in 5-4 -1. Ruben Aguilar, the right piston of the device, clearly has the volume of play to be as good defensively as in the game. He demonstrated it during this shock.

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