PSG, the trio of wonders stumbles on their Champions League debut

 


The goal of PSG and its president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi , is clear from the early days of the transfer market summer, which ended with the signings of Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Hakimi and Neymar : try to win the Champions League .

The value of the Parisian club's squad is close to one billion (Transfermarkt data) and in Ligue 1 the prevalence of Messi & Co was immediately seen: 5 victories in the first 5 league games immediately created a not indifferent groove with the direct competitors for the title but last night, at the debut in Europe, things did not go exactly as expected .

Draw against a "lower" squad of 847 million euros

Against the small Club Brugge (worth 150 million) of the young talents Sowah, Lang and De Ketelaers there was only a draw. What saved the face of the French was the goal in the first half by Ander Herrera , while the misfortune took its part not to make the trio of wonders Messi, Neymar and Mbappé rejoice together : there were opportunities, but first Mignolet did is passed on the diagonal of the former Monaco and then the Pulce has printed a shot of his on the crossbar.

How did Mbappé and Neymar's European debut go?

Four years ago , however, when "only" Mbappé and Neymar made their debut in the Champions League with PSG, things had gone differently : in the Scottish away game against Celtic they had both scored and Cavani was in place of Messi , who had marked the match with a brace. Final result 0-5. 

Yesterday, however, in the same group, Manchester City showed all their strength by beating Leipzig 4-2 and also for this Al-Khelaïfi cannot be happy with this empty exit. By now PSG should have understood this, in addition to the crazy expenses and the strength of the team on paper, there is also a response on the pitch. The next match will be against the Germans and everyone will need to change gear: starting with Pochettino up to the attack trident.