“Here, it’s Barça”: the foreign press attacks PSG after its defeat at home

“Luis Enrique, upstream, wanted to transform the match into a battle of egos. (…) Xavi responded on the pitch by winning the match,” writes As, still mentioning the overall statistics of the match which were in favor of the Parisians, such as possession. The sports daily also charges Kylian Mbappé, “the French star, who disappeared for 90 minutes”.

“Mundo Deportivo” rooms PSG in French

The Catalan press was obviously delighted with Barcelona’s success at the Parc des Princes and even took the liberty of celebrating this success in French. “Very good”, launches Mundo Deportivo on its front page, affirming that “Xavi has surpassed Luis Enrique in the tactical battle”.

“Koundé ate Mbappé”, writes the Catalan media which also praised the “generosity” of Sergi Roberto and Andreas Christensen who “thought of Barça and not of them” by committing “the necessary tactical error” which earned them a card yellow means suspension for the next match. “Here, it’s Barça,” writes Mundo Deportivo in French at the conclusion of one of its articles.

“Mbappé was eclipsed by Raphinha”

Across the Channel, The Athletic also singled out the performance of the former AC Milan goalkeeper. “Donnarumma struggled to deal with aerial balls in his area; beaten by Robert Lewandowski in the air from an early corner, forcing Nuno Mendes to clear off the line, then delivered Yamal’s cross straight to Raphinha for the first goal of the evening. When Barça scored their third goal, from a corner that landed in their six-meter box, their confidence seemed broken,” analyzes the English media.

“Kylian Mbappé was eclipsed by Raphinha”, maintains The Telegraph which describes the Parisian performance as “disappointing” and praises the performance of Raphinha, author of a double, but also of the young Pau Cubarsi who showed himself very solid in central defense, at the age of 17.

2024-04-11 08:24:59
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