Thanks to a double from Kylian Mbappé and the first goal from Marco Asensio, Paris Saint-Germain outclassed Lens (3-1) at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain have their first victory this season. The reigning French champion easily dominated (3-1) his runner-up, Racing Club de Lens, this Saturday at the Parc des Princes, during the 3rd day of Ligue 1.
Sometimes forgotten by his partners on the front of the Parisian attack in the first period, Marco Asensio opened the scoring just before the break (45th). Found in first intention by the young Warren Zaire-Emery – monstrous moreover, from the height of his 17 years -, Marco Asensio controlled, then turned around before rolling up an unstoppable strike with the left foot, registering at the same time his first goal. of the season in its new colours.
Very close to finding the opening twice in the first act, Kylian Mbappé increased the bill after returning from the PSG locker room (53rd) and folded the meeting in additional time (90th + 1). The Parisian international striker scored his 150th goal in Ligue 1 after a very good fast ball outing from the Parisians with a powerful shot from the right, on a service from Lucas Hernandez. He was more successful in scoring the double, his 151st goal, after a final high-quality collective movement deployed by Paris Saint-Germain.
As was the case last season, RC Lens posed problems for the Parisians, upset in the first half by the pressing and aggressiveness of Franck Haise’s players, but without managing to be sufficiently dangerous to create real chances. . of goals capable of making PSG doubt.
Paris raised the tone in the second half, Lens declined
In difficulty on a placed attack, which Luis Enrique sometimes seemed to regret, throwing anger on his bench, in front of the lack of control of his team, Paris Saint-Germain reassured themselves on a fast attack. And if his game may have seemed stereotyped for a long time, when it consisted almost exclusively of finding Kylian Mbappé or Ousmane Dembélé, who liked themselves on the right side (but still struggled in the finish), the capital club proceeded to a some readjustments necessary at the break to gain control and dangerousness. One-touch play, accuracy in transmissions, intensity in recovery… like Vitinha, much more lively and inspired in his initiatives, the Parisians raised their voices in the second half.
The Parisians presented a much more homogeneous set, where the Lensois collective lost its vigor and its coherence after the goal of the break, which it had trouble digesting. After two draws that did not necessarily reflect the extent of their domination, especially in Toulouse (1-1), Paris Saint-Germain responded to the first shock of the season, which had started very badly for RC Lens ( 1 draw, two defeats). . The dynamic is negative for the Sang et Or, who will also travel to Monaco (championship leader) next weekend (Saturday September 2, at 9 p.m.). Paris Saint-Germain will visit another team in bad shape, Olympique Lyonnais, on Sunday September 3 at Groupama Stadium.