Monaco/PSG: 1-4

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Paris Saint-Germain dominated Monaco at Parc OL to pocket their 7th Coupe de la Ligue.

Monaco/PSG 1-4 League Cup Final

As it happened:

  • Draxler (0-1, 4’, assisted by Di Maria)
  • Lemar (1-1, 27’, assisted by Sidibe)
  • Di Maria (1-2, 44’, assisted by Draxler)
  • Cavani (1-3, 54’, assisted by Verratti)
  • Cavani (1-4, 90’, assisted by Di Maria)

Paris at their brilliant best

After taking a lot of stick recently following what has been branded “after-Barca” period, revengeful Parisians showed their best and it was largely enough to beat the actual leader of French Ligue 1.

There wasn’t any flaw in this PSG:

  • Dominant defensively, both on the ground and in the air. We didn’t see much of the rising star Kylian Mbappe, mostly kept under control by “O Monsto” Thiago Silva
  • Ability to control the ball from behind and to escape the first line of pressure, Motta being in the starting XI surely had a positive impact on that
  • Accurate in the box: the whole forward line (Di Maria, Draxler, Cavani) took part in the scoring board

More of this Angel Di Maria

El Fideo was a poison the whole evening for Monaco defenders. Fast and sharp during offensive transition, the man from Rosario was involved in every PSG moves. He closed his stats sheet with 1 goal and 2 assists and was clearly the key player of the final. What if he could maintain this level at least 80% on a whole season?

Monaco under pressure

Nasser Al-Khelaifi said after the game: “the season starts tonight”. Well let’s hope that’s a visionary talk from PSG boss. This victory may put some more pressure on Monaco in the race for Ligue 1 crown. The coming weeks will tell whether the club from “La Principaute” can handle it or not.

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