Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) tied with Lille 1-1 in the 16th round of the 2023-24 season of the French Ligue 1 at the Stade Pierre-Morua in Lille, France, at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). The team thus maintained its lead in the league.
Home team Lille pulled out a 4-2-3-1 formation. Yazu was located at the front line and Gudmundsson, Gomez, and Zegrova were behind in the second line. The midfield consisted of Andre and Bentaleb, while Asmiley, Hibeiro, Yoro, and Diakite were in charge of the back four. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Schvalier.
In response, PSG, the away team, launched a 3-4-3 formation. Barcola, Mbappe and Dembele led the attack, while Lee Kang-in, Ugarte, Vitinha and Zaire-Emeri were among the midfielders. Luka, Danilu and Marquinos were in charge of the third back, and Tenas was in charge of the goal.
Ahead of the match, French media Le Parisien predicted PSG’s starting lineup. The formation was 4-3-3, with Barcola, Mbappe, Dembele, Vitinha, Ugarte, Jair-Emeri, Luca, Shukriniar, Marquinos, Hakimi, and Tenas. Lee Kang-in is out.
“At the forefront of this season’s growing uncertainty, Mbappe has played a central role in recent matches. Although Luis Enrique claimed that Mbappe does not play like a striker, he moves freely whether in the center, right or left. With Dembele’s return, his participation is almost guaranteed,” said Le Parisien.
“On the left, you can choose from Colo-Muani, Barcola, Lee Kang-in and Asensio, and each player is familiar with the role. Barcola was replaced as soon as he started against Le Havre, and he has shown good performance in the last two games. Through this game, he will have the opportunity to start for four consecutive games,” he added.
As for the midfielders, “We expect a fierce match against the competitive Lille midfielder. Ugarte, who started as a bench member against Dortmund, could start. He said in a press conference before the match that he will play with Vitinha, who was praised by Enrique, and Zaire-Emeri, who has become an essential player for PSG.”
PSG Community, which delivers PSG news, revealed the expected lineup on its SNS, saying, “Coach Enrique should deploy Barcola, Mbappe and Dembele trio against Lille.” There was no Lee Kang-in even in the PSG Community’s expectation. Contrary to expectations, Lee started as a starter and was positioned as a midfielder.
In the beginning of the game, PSG actively came from the opposing team. At the left side of Mbappe in the sixth minute of the first half, he was surrounded by several defenders but penetrated the hole with his own personal ability. However, he was caught in Shuby in the penalty box. At the seventh minute of the first half, Vitiña opened it to Dembele located on the right side, and Dembele connected to Mbappe. Mbappe’s shot was high after hitting the defense, and when Dembele fired, he was in front.
Lil also launched a counterattack. After receiving Gomez’s pass at the 15th minute of the first half, Zegrova finished in front of the defense when he came in from the right side, but missed the goal. Zegrova displayed good skills. At the 16th minute of the first half, Zegrova shot a left foot shot, beating the defense from the right side, but failed to score a goal.랭크카지노
PSG swallowed its regret. In the 20th minute of the first half, Luka blocked the opponent’s attack and passed it to Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in hit the PSG camp first and put a through pass to Dembele. Dembele tried to shoot with his right foot in the penalty box, but he headed to the left side of the goal.
PSG launched a counterattack. In the 20th minute of the first half, Lille’s corner kick was cut off by Marquinos with his head and Vitinha passed it to Mbappe, who was on the left side. Mbappe started off the halfway line and entered the penalty box. However, the ball was stuck in his foot and failed to penetrate the final defense.
PSG led the game. Vitinha, who received Dembele’s pass in the 35th minute of the first half, hit a powerful right-footed shot in the penalty box, but the goalkeeper blocked it. Lee Kang-in handled the ensuing corner kick briefly. Dembele’s ground ball cross from the right side hit the defense and headed toward the goal, but it went over the net.
PSG continued to launch an onslaught, but failed to easily seize a decisive opportunity in the penalty box. Marquinos finished Lee Kang-in’s corner kick in the 45th minute of the first half with a header, but it was slightly high. The first half ended 0-0 without a goal.
In the second half, Lille opened the door first. In the fourth minute of the second half, Yazuzu caught the ball from the right side, and as he came in, he shot with the defense in front of him. Yazu’s shot hit the defense and led to a corner kick. PSG defended well and launched a counterattack, but Lille succeeded in preventing PSG’s attack with a quick return to defense.
Lille released PSG’s pressure in the 11th minute of the second half and connected to Zegrova, who was located on the right side. Zegrova came inside, beating Luka from the right side. The ball flowed as he was caught in the defense, and Yazuzu finished, but he turned away from the goal.
PSG had a decisive opportunity. After passing through Lee Kang-in and Barcola in the 18th minute of the second half, Luka caught the ball in the penalty box and Diakite’s tackle fell. The referee immediately declared a penalty kick. In the 21st minute of the second half, Mbappe shook the net as a kicker. PSG used a substitution right after scoring. Hakimi and Kolo-Muani were added without Ugarte and Barcola.
Lille shook the net. Yazuzu, who received Gomez’s pass in the 26th minute of the second half, scored a goal when he immediately connected with a shot. However, offside was declared as the position was ahead of defense before Yazu caught the ball.
Dembele’s good pass came out. In the 29th minute of the second half, Dembele passed it to Mbappe, who penetrated forward with an out-front pass from the right side. Mbappe caught the ball and shot it with the defense in front of him, but was blocked by the defense. PSG made another change. In the 30th minute of the second half, he added Shkliniar instead of Danilu.
Lille aggressively attacked. In the 34th minute of the second half, Zegrova tore down the right side and gave it to Yazuz. Yazuzu’s shot was blocked by Marquinos.