From Mbappe’s definition of the impossible to Neymar’s luxury that almost ended with Messi’s goal: Paris Saint-Germain crushes Urawa in Japan
In their second friendly match in the Asian country tour, the Paris team won 3-0
Paris Saint-Germain continues its tour of Japan on the cusp of what will be the start of official football activity in France. After a difficult victory over Kawasaki Frontale, the Parisian team played for the second time in the friendly, this time easily by defeating Urawa Red Diamonds 3-0 at Saitama Stadium.
After the first duel between the three that Paris Saint-Germain organized on Japanese soil in preparation for the official competition, coach Christophe Galtier chose Lionel Messi and Neymar as substitutes. The one who saw the action right from the start was Kylian Mbappe, who was also a goal scorer with amazing definition.
Apart from some defensive errors in the first minutes, which included a save by Keylor Navas, the French national team dominated the match and opened the scoring thanks to a shot from outside the area through Pablo Sarabia, who returned to Paris Saint-Germain after being passed by Sporting Lisbon. . Visit recovered the ball, Mbappe gave a pass to Icardi, and rebounded forward to make it 1-0 against Japan.
Immediately after that, in the last part of the initial stage, the number 7 of the Parisians made a masterpiece. With a quick spin, the Red Diamonds’ defense baffled and pushed into the penalty area. Very close to the baseline, and at a very narrow angle, the world champion with his team at Russia 2018 surprised goalkeeper Nishikawa and served the ball with his shot between the goalkeeper’s body and the post.
Already in the second half, as happened in the match against Kawasaki, the coach of the team from the French capital made several changes. And two entered the stadium together, Messi and Neymar. The Brazilian showed all his abilities with the ball at his feet and was the architect of a solo play that elicited sighs from the Saitama crowd.
PSG No. 10 in the left sector of the field, and he dribbled to get rid of an opponent. Then he waited for the sign of two more to stop and touch the ball at about the same time, and continued his walk toward the opposite area. Once he took center stage, he enabled the Rosario star, but his left foot passed over the bar.
Galtier’s final opening came 15 minutes after the end. A great pass from the Brazilian striker allowed Nuno Mendes to cross and Kalimundo fell to the ground touching the ball at the back of the net.
Now, PSG will have a few days off, and next Monday they play the third and final match of their tour of Japan. His opponent will be Gamba Osaka, one of the famous clubs in Japanese football. Once back in France, Messi and his companions will have to prepare for what will be their first official match of the season: on Sunday, July 31, they will play Nantes in the country’s Super Cup against the winners of the First Division and the Copa del Rey. France.
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