The Parisian attacking duo, composed of the very versatile Marco Asensio, positioned on the left side, and Kylian Mbappé, in the number 9 position, was decisive this Friday evening during the 2-1 victory in Strasbourg. After his missed penalty in the 4th minute of play, Kylian Mbappé recovered well in the first half. He is also at the finish of the first Parisian goal, after excellent pressing from Marco Asensio, recovering the ball and decisive passer. In the second half, after a lightning counterattack, Mbappé found Asensio on the opposite side for his third goal in four matches with PSG.
Alaa Bellaarouch, 22-year-old Strasbourg goalkeeper, played his first match in Ligue 1 after the departure of Matz Sels for Nottingham at the end of the transfer window. Despite his excellent start to the match and the saving of the penalty taken by Kylian Mbappé, the Moroccan goalkeeper's performance was spoiled by a blunder in the middle of the first half. Overtaken outside his penalty area, Bellaarouch missed a clearance which caused the first goal. In addition to this error which cost Racing dearly, its first in Ligue 1 was generally convincing, in particular with this beautiful parade-clearance sequence at the origin of a Strasbourg opportunity in the 66th minute.
The Italian goalkeeper from Paris Saint-Germain was decisive on numerous occasions on Friday against Racing. From the first minute of play, Gigio Donnarumma made a great save allowing his team to stay in the match. Strasbourg struck on goal twenty times (compared to nine for Paris), and had eight shots on target (compared to five for Paris Saint-Germain).
Positioned on the right wing of a 4-3-3, the 25-year-old French international did not have the match of his life at Meinau. Often lonely on a side where the absence of Hakimi is a problem, Randal Kolo Muani was not really worrying during the game. However, he won a penalty at the start of the match. Replaced by Ramos in the 82nd.
The Paris Saint-Germain left defender also had a complicated match despite his team's victory. First hit in the right knee, the French international remained on the field, limping. He received a yellow card in the 30th minute for a gross foul on Bakwa, and did not prevent Angelo's cross, at the origin of Strasbourg's score reduction (68th).
He was close to opening the score in the first minute of play thanks to a point-blank strike on Donnarumma, attentive, before losing track of the match. Positioned at the forefront of the Strasbourg attack, the Ivorian was very discreet and clumsy (five lost balls). Replaced in the 52nd minute of play by Emanuel Emegha.