Paris Saint-Germain hosted Juventus at Le Parc des Princes in the French capital, in the opening round of the group stage of the Champions League. Kylian Mbappe wasted absolutely no time to make his mark, scoring two impressive goals early in the game. The Bianconeri He improved after the break and managed to close the gap thanks to Weston McKinney’s header, but the hosts managed to hold on to the lead. Here are our players’ ratings for the exciting match between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, which ended 2-1 in favor of the French Ligue 1 champions.
Paris Saint-Germain (3-4-3)
Gianluigi Donnarumma – 6
The former Milan goalkeeper showed his impressive traits with two great reaction saves on Milek and Velhovic in every half, but at the same time, his poor decision making allowed Juventus to return to the match as he gave up his goal before Makini’s header.
Sergio Ramos – 6
An old performance from the Real Madrid legend who showed off his gaming skills at times while making decent interceptions. He lost an air duel against Milik the longest, which would have been the equalizer for the hosts.
Marquinhos – 6.5
A performance composed by the PSG captain who organized his line and helped pass the ball forward. He did well in his personal duel against Vlahovic, even if he lost his man on one occasion.
Presnel Kempinbee – 6.5
The French defender himself was not noticed during the match, which is generally a good sign for a player in his position.
Achraf Hakimi – 7
A vibrant display of the former Inter wing. Although he had a tough job against Kostik, it was enough for him to escape in one dangerous run to provide an assist for his team’s second goal.
Marco Verratti – 6.5
The Euro 2020 winner remains the main architect of this side of PSG. He controlled the rhythm in the middle of the garden and kept the ball rolling for the French without taking unnecessary risks.
Vitinha – 5.5
The former Porto man may not have been in perfect physical shape after suffering a minor blow last weekend. He made little contribution to his team’s cause, especially in the offensive phase.
Nuno Mendes – 6.5
A strong showing from the young winger who managed to hold off Cuadrado on several occasions. He managed to get off a dangerous run early in the second half that could have ended the match, but was wasted by his teammates. Perhaps he should have done better to prevent McKinney from winning the header.
Lionel Messi – 7
The goats still own it, even if he decides to take a backseat to his sometimes amazing partners. He provided his teammates with many beautiful balls and tested Perrin himself on some occasions.
Kylian Mbappe – 8
Having fallen for Bremer’s challenge, the World Cup winner apparently lost his clinical touch, losing in the second half. But at that point, the damage had already been done. He beat Perrin with a powerful shot after five minutes and then doubled the lead with a simple but superb shot from the first time.
Neymar – 7.5
The Brazilian is back to his best again. He provided an assist in the opening match for Mbappe with a superb kick and was generally inspired throughout the evening. He tried to put his name on the score sheet, but it lacked the final touch.
Alternatives to Paris Saint-Germain
Danilo Pereira – 6
The Portuguese provided some muscle in the middle of the park when he replaced his compatriot Vitinha.
Nordi Mukele – 5
The former Leipzig defender did not make any of Hakimi’s dangerous runs down the right flank and failed to make any interceptions that cost his team dearly late in the game.
Carlos Soler – N / A
Renato Sanchez – N / A
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Mattia Perin – 7
Another great display from the second goalkeeper for Juventus, despite conceding two goals. He helped Mbappe’s shot in the opening match but the power was too much. However, he did make a series of impressive saves, including a stunning attempt to deny Neymar.
Danilo – 5.5
Mixed bag of the former Manchester City player. He made some important contributions at the back, but was all over the place in PSG’s second goal, allowing Hakimi to evade his defence.
Leonardo Bonucci – 6.5
The Juventus captain would not have won a sprint against Mbappe, however, looking as solid as ever in tight spaces, making decisive interceptions.
Gleeson Bremer – 6
The Brazilian faced a difficult task in front of the brilliant Neymar. His compatriot managed to pull him away from the penalty area creating enough space for Mbappe to break the deadlock. Nevertheless, it remains a good walk for the player taking his first steps on the big stage.
John Square – 6.5
The Colombian was frustrated by the unwavering Mendes who was denied all kinds of space on the right flank. However, he managed to escape on some occasions, and deserved help in his own name. He made great performances for Milik and Velhovic, which Donnarumma rejected.
Adrian Rabbit – 6
Not a bad outing from the Frenchman upon his return to Paris. He enjoyed a friendly duel against his former teammate Verratti and carried the water for Juventus in the middle of the garden.
Leandro Paredes – 7
Forget what they say about adjusting periods. The Argentine was still a player at PSG last week, but looked like the Juventus star on Tuesday night. He dictated playing in midfield and protecting the backline with his generous contribution.
Fabio Meretti – 5
It simply wasn’t the young man’s night, as he struggled to find his footing and got a reservation. Allegri regained it right in the first half.
Philip Kostek – 6.5
This was the Serbian’s best performance since joining Bianconeri. He kept Hakimi at bay (at least for the majority of the time) and provided good service to the men up front as well as helping with McKinney’s goal.
Arcadius Milik – 6
A diligent display from the pole who missed a golden opportunity to bring his team back to the level where he saw a header saved by Donnarumma.
Dusan Vlahovic – 6
A performance almost identical to its striking partner. He fought for the team’s cause, but could not translate his only chance into a goal.
Weston McKinney – 7
Texas replaced Meriti in the first half to produce an energetic display marked by a consoling goal. Although not the tallest, he has a talent for winning aerial duels.
Mattia Di Siglio – 6
Decent display from the full-back who provided some coverage on the left flank against Messi and his co-workers.
Manuel Locatelli – 6
The former Sassuolo midfielder nearly scored a late-match equalizer.
Moise Kean – N / A