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We saw late drama last night as PSG needed a stoppage time penalty, and a controversial one at that, to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United. Obviously it will have to go down as a bit of a disappointing game for PSG, as they didn’t get the win at home when they created so many chances.
Equally, it would be worrying if they weren’t creating those opportunities, so as much as some people might debate how useful things like xG statistics are, they really should’ve scored more goals than the one they got last night, with Nick Pope making a pretty spectacular save from a close-range effort by Bradley Barcola in the second half.
So to take the positives, PSG played well and they still have the chance to top the group if they beat Borussia Dortmund. It was also kind of harsh on Newcastle, though, with the debatable nature of that penalty. In many ways PSG will also be left with more questions than answers after more tinkering from Luis Enrique – every time he does that it seems to have an adverse impact on the team.
Ousmane Dembele also continues to blow hot and cold since his move to PSG from Barcelona in the summer. He scored a superb goal against Monaco at the weekend and rightly earned praise from Enrique, but he manages to combine the sublime with the absolutely infuriating, and that was no different against Newcastle.
While there’s no doubt that Dembele provides moments of brilliance, he can also be frustrating to watch. I don’t really see Dembele becoming more of a consistent performer, it’s just not his profile, but of course if he could learn to not over-do things and take the simpler option it might improve his consistency levels. Enrique seems to like what he brings to the team, though, and a lot of fans do too. It’s easy for us to say he could do certain things better, but there will undoubtedly be fans who pay just to see the things he can do on the ball, because we…
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Author : Jonathan Johnson
Publish date : 2023-11-30 01:00:00
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