With a goal from Neymar and a Brice Samba in full trouble, PSG beat Caen without forcing. At the end of this very first day of Ligue 1, PSG perfectly knew how to convert the Norman errors to beat Caen (3-0). Neymar, Rabiot, and Weah scored. Pastore said goodbye.
The lesson: PSG without forcing
It is on a quiet rhythm that the Paris Saint-Germain season has just begun again. Zen and without pressure, the reigning French champion did not need to force his talent to win and take the first points of his 2018-19 performance against Stade Malherbe Caen. 3-0 final score, with goals from Neymar, Rabiot then Weah, and an impression of facility left to the final whistle as if the club of the capital had just finally put an end to its preparation by an umpteenth match. ‘exhibition.
Some pressing sequences – not really very intense and very sprinkled – first allowed the Parisians to open the scoring, pushing the Caen keeper, Samba, to the fault (see below), which offered Nkunku the opportunity to serve Neymar, easy striker face-to-face (1-0, 10th). In this exercise, Rabiot had started the march that led to the goal of his number 10, before registering his own achievement (2-0, 35th) after a good recovery of the young Bernard and a nice debacle of Di Maria. In short, nothing very complicated for the PSG, which was especially delighted by individual errors Caen. It did not take more for a team cut for the Champions League, although rejuvenated this Sunday. Thomas Tuchel, he will surely remain unsatisfied in terms of content and intensity,
The winner: Playing time for the Titans
For this domestic preamble, Thomas Tuchel, who could not count on his world champions, decided to play the youth card as he was used to in Dortmund. Thus, we found at kickoff no less than three titans (Dagba, N’Soki, Bernède) without counting Rabiot or Nkunku, already accustomed to the routine of tenure. Performing, the three, who evolved in very different registers, rather convinced with application, rigor and often efficiency. If all is not perfect, logically enough, the gradual integration of the Camp des Loges bushels is not incongruous and it could well be that some young people see their playing time skyrocket under the guidance of the new technician PSG. At the end of the match, Tuchel
The loser: Samba, not at the party
A blunder, a second, 3-0 and a status already questioned. This is how the season started with Brice Samba, goalkeeper of the SMC. Zelazny announced as the holder in the cages can, therefore, rejoice in the performance of his competitor. The match could indeed have a completely different face without the pellets of Caennais keeper. By a failed recovery, he first launched the meeting of the Parisians, before offering Timothy Weah his first goal in the elite of French football in the final seconds. Too bad for Caen, who, despite a first missed period, showed beautiful things ball on the foot during the second act and a desire to impose his style.