During the defeat of PSG against Manchester City (1-2) in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, Kylian Mbappé was little in sight on the Parisian side. What attract criticism from some observers.
Four goals against FC Barcelona, including a hat-trick in the first leg. A brace against Bayern Munich. Kylian Mbappé has been walking on the water for several weeks and allowed Paris-Saint-Germain to reach the eighth and quarter-finals of the Champions League despite an XXL course. But during the semi-final first leg against Manchester City on Wednesday night, the French striker remained silent in the face of goal.
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A missed match that is enough to attract a lot of criticism. Sandro Wagner, former center-forward for Bayern Munich and the German selection, let loose on DAZN, for whom he comments on the Champions League. “Mbappé is a little diva in the way he behaves,” he said.
Mbappé’s defensive work in question
Wagner criticizes the French for his lack of defensive involvement. “Opposite is Manchester City, one of the best teams in the world, he said. The eleven players have to work defensively, and Mbappé hardly did it.”
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The Paris-Saint-Germain striker was not far from being decisive at the start of the second half. After overwhelming Ruben Dias in the middle of the box, Mbappé tried to find Marco Verratti, a little too short to regain his center. A goal on this action would undoubtedly have changed the perception of his match, even if the Frenchman, it is a certainty, did not weigh as much as in previous rounds. He still has the return leg to turn into a hero.