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PSG-Lille (2-1): distressing Parisians, then stunning

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Even ugly to look at and in difficulty in the game, PSG is already going through the season with a major quality: its strength of character, this idea of ​​breaking without ever bending in order to always get up, even when things pitch and that it shakes. At 10 against 11 in Marseille, he did not lose last Sunday as he won sluggish but precious victories in Metz or against Lyon at the last minute and even more important against Leipzig in the European Cup.

Against Lille, after a mediocre and ineffective hour, Angel Di Maria ended up overthrowing everything. Paris returns results, which means that it starts badly but above all that it retains a faith and a flame as a motor to move forward. If one day he starts to play well, to find a style and a complementary eleven, he can finally become a team. From the start to the end of a match because, maybe one day, the magic trick won’t work and PSG won’t.

Because this miraculous, twilight victory does not resolve everything. The defeat in Rennes on October 3 (2-0) kicked off a problematic month for PSG which saw its results slow down and its game dislocate. Since then, he has won with far-fetched success (Angers, Leipzig, Lille this Friday) or even concedes a draw in Marseille, yet not yet a thunderbolt. In fact, nobody understands anything with this Paris, in 4-2-3-1 in the clasico and returned this Friday to a 4-3-3 without a top striker and with a diminished Leo Messi but who has play. As if Mauricio Pochettino sometimes lacked consistency.

Bernat, what a funny idea

It is not helped either. Thilo Kehrer did not score points in the hierarchy of the liners of Achraf Hakimi, suspended after his expulsion on the Canebière. Ahead, Neymar started off on a good basis, before sinking and ultimately finding a promising second wind. Alive but messy, dynamic but safe, PSG has hidden nothing from its current demons when the Kylian Mbappé tree is no longer there to hide the forest of mediocrity that is the landscape of this team in this fall. Fortunately, she makes up her buttons in the standings with a place of leader.

There is powerlessness on the ground but for once a little less on the bench with a Pochettino who changed his side in the 65th. At the same time what a funny idea to revive in the skin of a holder Juan Bernat against the other French club engaged in the Champions League. Against Bordeaux next week at Matmut, a framework more in line with the possibilities of the Spaniard seemed to offer itself, less exposed than at the Park against the vengeful Mastiffs. And who still succeed blows against PSG after their victories in Ligue 1 in April denier or in the Champions Trophy in August in front of a PSG bis or ter. They almost did it again and the turning point came shortly before the hour mark when a big miss in front of goal saved Donnarumma and his team from a 0-2. But anyway, this season, Paris has something new, this spirit that keeps it standing.

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