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PSG recovers, Barça pushes Juve

Paris under pressure, relaunched Wednesday at the Turks of Basaksehir (2-0) but lost his superstar Neymar to injury while the shock of the evening between Juventus and Barcelona turned to the advantage of the Catalans (0- 2),

Paris under pressure, relaunched Wednesday at the Turks of Basaksehir (2-0) but lost his superstar Neymar to injury while the shock of the evening between Juventus and Barcelona turned to the advantage of the Catalans (0- 2),

(AFP) – Beaten by Manchester United for its entry into the running (2-1), PSG believed to relive the same nightmare until the double of Moise Kean (64th, 79th) to wake him up. The effective Italian rookie, expected in a role of understudy, offers a breath of fresh air to the Parisians (3 pts), before a trip to Leipzig on Wednesday, already decisive for qualification. But coach Thomas Tuchel remains under pressure due to the groin injury of his playing master Neymar, which is expected to give him new tactical woes.

For its part, Manchester United (6 pts) took pole by inflicting on Leipzig (5-0) its heaviest setback since its rise to the Bundesliga in 2016, in particular thanks to Marcus Rashford. Already decisive at the Parc des Princes, the young Englishman signed a hat-trick (74th, 78th, 90th) which places him at the top of the scorers classification. Mason Greenwood (21st) and Anthony Martial (87th s.p.) added more for the Saxons (3 pts) who find themselves in a waiver with PSG after their first defeat of the season.

Easy chelsea

Another lesson for Rennes. Attractive but too clumsy against Krasnodar (1-1) during the first day, the Breton novices this time suffered a lot on the ground of Sevilla FC. Despite great saves from goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, the absence of international midfielders Eduardo Camavinga (injured) and Steven Nzonzi (suspended) ended up weighing too much for Rennes still tender, who are going through a difficult period (3 draws, 2 defeats) .

Luuk de Jong (55th) sealed the logical defeat of Julien Stéphan’s team, who also lost his Italian rookie Daniele Rugani and his midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud to injury. The winner of the last Europa League (4 pts) remains on his side in the race for the first place which opposes him to Chelsea (4 pts), also on time. The “Blues” healed their goal difference in Krasnodar (4-0) thanks to Callum Hudson-Odoi (37th), Timo Werner (76th s.p.), Hakim Ziyech (79th) and Christian Pulisic (90th).

The shock for Barça

If the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo (covid-19) on the Juventus side has removed glitter from this shock, the victory of FC Barcelona by Lionel Messi (6 pts) is no less important (2-0). After the “Clasico” lost to Real (3-1) on Saturday and the resignation of President Josep Maria Bartomeu that followed, Barça had to respond on the pitch. Mission successful, with a little success, between the strike countered by Ousmane Dembélé who finished in the back of the net (14th) and the three goals of Alvaro Morata canceled for offside … But luck has fled Antoine Griezmann , holder, who hit the entry post (2nd).

Messi sealed his victory from the penalty spot (90th + 1), scoring the 117th goal of his career in C1. A novice on a sidelines, Piedmont coach Andrea Pirlo is looking for his first benchmark victory. Ferencvaros (1 pt) seems to be a suitable opponent to revive on the next day, although the Hungarians showed character to come back from 0-2 to 2-2 against Dynamo Kiev (1 pt). Note that the Luxembourg international Gerson Rodrigues entered additional time.

BVB recovers

Beaten by Lazio (3-1) for its entry into the running, Dortmund recovered at home against Zenit Saint Petersburg (2-0) with a short success which says a lot about the density of the group F. Jadon Sancho , from a penalty (78th), and Erling Haaland (90th + 1) allowed BVB (3 pts) to return to the race for qualification, especially since at the same time, Lazio (4 pts) and FC Bruges ( 4 pts) shared the points in Belgium (1-1).


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