The isolated forward changed the game after being brought in, but PSG rating once again dropped points in Ligue 1.
For the first 50 minutes, PSG was struggling and remained lackluster for 40 minutes. What made the diffrence? Their star returned right on time. Mbappe rose from the bench at the start of the second half, altering the game’s dynamics. However, his goal was nullified by a late Toulouse penalty, forcing PSG to settle for a compromise in points.
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Starting without Mbappe, Paris’ attack seemed to fade away. As a result, opportunities came at a premium in the first half. Goncalo Ramos came closest, taking a shot from close range.
After 50 minutes, the French side broke free from the detrimental effect. They swiftly picked up the pace and within minutes of Osman Dembele’s debut, an inevitable goal arrived. Mbappe won and converted a penalty. He even came close to assisting another goal, but a clever last-minute tackle by Ramos thwarted Mbappe’s cross.
And PSG had to pay for their inability to find another goal. Acharaf Hakimi’s late, foolish penalty was converted by Zakaria Aboukhlal, resulting in PSG dropping points for the second time this season.
GOAL ranked the PSG players from the Municipal Stadium…
Goalkeeper and Defence
Gianluigi Donnarumma (7/10):
Could have counted grass blades during the game, but the action started late. Held up well against penalties.
Achraf Hakimi (6/10):
Oddly more comfortable playing on the left. Clearly, he has a good understanding with Mbappe. Accepting a silly penalty cost them three points.
Solid captain’s performance against the lively Aboukhlal. Completed 97% of his operations.
Milan Skriniar (8/10):
Class act. Effective in aerial duels and his speed shows. singing for free seems like a great deal.
Lucas Hernandez (5/10):
Signing in the summer was surprising, and after two games, it hasn’t been much better. A clear weak point.
A remarkable strike was denied due to offside in the build-up. Better since the start of the season, but still needs work to secure his initial spot.
Manuel Ugarte (7/10):
Compact in the defensive midfield role, even if he doesn’t spin the ball too quickly. An encouraging display.
Fabian Ruiz (6/10):
Possibly the weakest in the midfield trio, but he has significantly improved under Luis Enrique’s leadership.If he remins in the team, there’s more to come.
Deployed on the right wing, he was never really part of the game. When brought into central midfield with 30 minutes left, he looked better.
Goncalo Ramos (6/10):
A caretaker missed in the first half, unfortunate not to score in the second half. Seems to benefit from Mbappe’s presence.
Lee Kang-in (6/10):
Active, focused on making things happen. However, he lacked the final pass. Faded after 50 minutes. Likely to lose his place with the return of Mbappe and Dembele.
Substitutes and Manager
Kylian Mbappe (8/10):
Carried on for most of the second half. Scored almost immediately and remained a constant threat.
Osman Dembele (7/10):
Impressive after coming in. Should have scored, but after a promising run, he strayed offside.
Danilo Pereira (N/A):
After coming in, the backline seemed a bit shaky.
Carlos Soler (N/A):
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Luis Enrique (6/10):
Started Mbappe on the bench. Made the right call to bring him on after 50 minutes. The team isn’t entirely bad, but PSG has yet to score from open play this season, which is indeed worrisome.