For this final meeting before the World Cup, the "MNM" (Messi, Neymar, Mbappé) responded to the kick-off but did not really sparkle on the lawn of the Parc des Princes. During a game played mostly at a slow trot and without great intensity, the three stars of the capital apparently already had their minds elsewhere.
The apathy of the magic trio of PSG did not however prevent the champions of France from rolling out and offering themselves a demonstration before a big break in Ligue 1 until the next match scheduled for December 28 against Strasbourg.
The opening of the early score of the Parisians, signed Kylian Mbappé following a beautiful lobbed pass from Lionel Messi relayed by Nuno Mendes (11th), anesthetized for a long time the meeting and the Parisian attackers in stride.
No question of taking the slightest risk for the future globalists, while looming in barely a week the biggest event on the football planet. An even more sensitive issue for Messi and Neymar, who may play their last World Cup in Qatar.
- Return of Kimpembe -
If Messi made an effort and even found the post with a curled shot from the left (66th), Neymar evolved at the pace of a senator, collapsing at the slightest contact and playing in slow motion, without any intensity, far from flamboyance of his first part of the season.
Within the "MNM", it was Mbappé who was the most active. In addition to his goal, his twelfth in the league, the prodigy of Bondy did not hide by multiplying the calls and the races.
Before Paris increased the bill thanks to Carlos Soler (50th), Achraf Hakimi (55th), Renato Sanches (80th) and Hugo Ekitike (84th), it was the Auxerrois who were the most dangerous in front of the cage by Gianluigi Donnarumma with attempts by Mbaye Niang (16th) and Lassine Sinayoko (21st).
At the end of the game, Galtier gave a little playing time to Presnel Kimpembe, affected in the Achilles tendon since the end of October and entered in the 74th minute. Good news for the France team and Didier Deschamps nine days before the Blues enter the World Cup against Australia on November 22.
His arrival on the lawn coincided with the exits of Messi and Neymar (74th), not unhappy for once to leave the field prematurely. The World Cup is well worth a small sacrifice.