PSG ended the year by winning widely against Strasbourg (4-0). Find the tops and flops of this meeting.
Rafinha goes on
Within a PSG on the knees, his activity and his energy are obvious. Rafinha, again holder in the midfield, connects the good performances. Facing the Strasbourg block, the former Barça player was still very active and was able to create lags by eliminating the ball at the foot. The man in the form of PSG at the end of 2020.
Pembélé, the surprise striker
Author of a csc against Bordeaux during his first for the pros, Timothée Pembélé this time set the sights. The young Parisian defender, aligned in a role of right piston, scored his first goal in Ligue 1 by opening the scoring opportunistically, after a rejected strike from Di Maria. Never worried defensively, the 18-year-old has often provided offensive solutions, especially in the first period.
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Racing’s lack of ambition
Faced with a decimated and worn PSG, Strasbourg came to the Park in an ultra-defensive 5-4-1, with the clear desire to hold the 0-0 as long as possible. A cautious plan which failed after only eighteen minutes of play. Racing, cornered in its last twenty meters, quickly cracked. It was not until the end of the match that Strasbourg showed itself to be a little more ambitious in the game. But the offensive coaching of Thierry Laurey did not have the desired effect …
Mitrovic and Strasbourg have cracked
Clearly dominated but still alive at 1-0, Strasbourg was scuttled late in the match. Racing showed a huge defensive passivity during the last quarter of an hour. Like Stefan Mitrovic, completely lost and clearly guilty on the goals of Mbappé and Kean. The Alsatian captain and his teammates are living a very slow season. Seventeenth in the Ligue 1 standings, they are only two points ahead of the last three in the standings.