Goals from Marquinhos, Di Maria and Bernat, two goalposts for Neymar. Verratti also sees himself again, while Icardi remains 90 ‘on the bench
PSG liquidates Leipzig with a clear 3-0 and flies to the Champions League final for the first time in its history. The speech is simple: if you convince phenomena like Neymar, Mbappé and Di Maria to press high and move continuously even without the ball, there is no tripe for cats. Tuchel had made gegenpressing his football philosophy at Borussia Dortmund, but he had rarely managed to involve his stars in Paris in such a collective idea of the game. The most mischievous will notice that it happens on an evening in which Mauro Icardi is watching from the bench, instead of from the field as against Atalanta (Wanda Nara will excuse us …). But it would be wrong to limit ourselves to a single. You know, a Champions League semi-final gives unusual motivations: so in the first 45 ‘the Psg becomes not only a sensational jam session of exceptional soloists, as it has often been, but a real musical group able to play them at will a little. to all. Today it was the turn of the unfortunate Leipzig. Julian Nagelsmann, who is Tuchel’s direct heir, thus ends up losing the challenge even on the only path that could have led him to an unexpected final: the game. There has never been a match, but his Leipzig can still be proud of an evident growth path, which will probably resist even the sale of the starlet Werner.
Nagelsmann confirms the game system seen against Atletico in the quarterfinals, changing only one man: in Mukiele for Halstenberg. Without Werner, who moved to Chelsea, and with Schick more than ever in the balance, the formula is revived with Poulsen false nine and Sabitzer, Dani Olmo and Nkunku ready to enter behind. Tuchel instead revolutionizes PSG, compared to the match against Atalanta. Mbappé and Di Maria are back from the 1st minute, only the bench for Mauro Icardi, as loudly requested by most of the French press on the eve, together with the returning Verratti. In the pits due to injury Keylor Navas: Sergio Rico is in the door.