(CTN News) – The new look PSG team led by Luis Enrique seems to be clicking into gear following Lee Kang-in’s goal, Warren Zaire-Emery’s goal, as well as Vitinha’s goal to secure an outright win for the club.
As of now, there is a gap of two points between PSG and Nice, the defending champions, on top of the table.
According to Luis Enrique, the coach of the team, “I see a lot of positive things, our objective is to continue to be effective in each match and to improve our performance.”.
It’s without a doubt that I witnessed one of the most beautiful performances (since the start of this season) of PSG this evening at Parc des Princes.
Having been set up by Kylian Mbappe with a clever dummy and given a free kick by Lee, the Frenchman opened the score after 10 minutes with an excellent left-foot shot into the top corner.
The South Korean international Lee is likeable to any supporter, according to Luis Enrique, who spoke highly of him.
The coach told the media that the player is young, does a good job in both offense and defense, makes good decisions and is very hungry to succeed.
In the midweek Champions League match between PSG and AC Milan, Mbappe was largely quiet as some solid defending kept the Frenchman quiet.
It was the 17-year-old Zaire-Emery who confirmed the score as 2-0 just before the hour mark after Dembele’s back-heel left him open on the edge of the six-yard box for a nerveless finish.
With his very first touch, substitute Vitinha slammed home from the edge of the area as goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte dived marginally to his right, allowing Vitinha to score.
Earlier in the game, Dembele himself came close to scoring on 26 minutes. Not long after, Kylian Mbappe, who scored his 250th and 251st goals for the club last week, wasted a corner opportunity.
As Mbappe nodded once in late on, he walked away from the pitch in a sheepish manner because he was so far offside that he couldn’t see anything.
PSG have started their European campaign with a 2-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund and have lost at Newcastle but they still sit top of Group F with six points ahead of their trip to Milan in the Champions League this weekend after beating the Italians last week.
All eyes will be on Marseille’s match against Lille on Saturday, a week after the Lyon bus was pelted with heavy objects by the OM fans, leaving Lyon coach Fabio Grosso PSG with a serious facial injury that forced the match to be called off due to the attack.
It is possible for Nice to climb back to the top of the league when they play Rennes on Sunday evening. Monaco, who is in third place, is due to play Brest on the same day.