There was only one team on the field Sunday evening in Paris. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP
The Parisians made short work of their best enemies Marseille (4-0) on Sunday at the Parc des Princes. One-way classic.
At the Parc des Princes
No Kylian Mbappé, no problem. Even deprived of its star striker after half an hour of play, PSG strolled against OM (4-0) in a one-sided Classic on Sunday, at the Parc des Princes, at the end of the sixth day of Ligue 1. Achraf Hakimi kicked off the hostilities by opening the scoring from a free kick, Randal Kolo Muani and Gonçalo Ramos scoring their first goal in Parisian colors. A double for the latter. Total demonstration for Paris-SG.
Abardonado put away his offensive ambitions for a five-man defense and a compact midfield at kick-off. It set the tone. And the Marseillais were quickly confined to their last 30 meters by a PSG with four offensive elements, Barcola having been established on the left in addition to the trio Mbappé/Kolo Muani/Dembélé. It was nevertheless a defender who opened the scoring, Hakimi, already a scorer against Dortmund (2-0) last Tuesday. A sublime free kick (1-0, 8th). Audacious, the Parisian pattern oscillated between 3-4-3 and 4-2-4. It can leave spaces, like on this counter with Clauss’ cross for Vitinha’s head, the latter finding the bar (22nd). Paris in charge, Marseille asphyxiated, but… no opportunity.
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Hakimi, the recital
One injury, however, and not the least: visibly affected in the left ankle, Mbappé threw in the towel in the 32nd minute. That didn’t mark the end of OM’s worries… Hakimi lit the fuse at 20 meters, finding the post. Kolo Muani followed (2-0, 37th). Two shots on target, two goals. Diabolical. Ultra-dominated, the Olympians nevertheless held on well, conceding only a few situations. Not enough against this PSG… Like “RKM”, Dembélé hoped to open his account (45th) but we left it at rest (2-0 MT).
OM went all out with the entries of Harit and Ndiaye (46th). PSG was just playing. Center from Dembélé, header from Ramos, simple as pie (3-0, 47th). Marseille’s score and tactical changes offered more space. Fatigue too. And the situations multiplied in front of Lopez’s goal. Aubameyang’s 30-meter strike (52nd)? Symbol of Olympian impotence. The pace dropped noticeably after the hour mark, but Parisian domination did not. Mbemba could have reduced the score following a corner… if he had not completely missed his shot (72nd). Again, quite a symbol. The two coaches could play on their bench, with the Parisians having fun managing calmly against an OM who were decidedly too weak, before one last push, a last goal signed Ramos, who erased Lopez after a service from Kolo Muani ( 4-0 final score). Easy.
Paris doubles OM
With these three points, PSG overtakes OM (7th, 9 pts) and climbs to fourth place in the standings, tied on points with Monaco (3rd) and two lengths behind the surprising Brest leader. The Rouge et Bleu have an appointment with the red lantern of Clermont (18th) on Saturday (5 p.m.), while the Phocéens, in the stormy context that we know, will still wait to return to the Vélodrome. It’s perhaps not any worse… They will, however, be entitled to a perilous trip to negotiate on the AS Monaco field, also on Saturday (9 p.m.).
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