Paris Saint-Germain around superstar Messi shows little uplifting at the CL opener against Bruges. Liverpool FC celebrated a furious success over AC Milan.
espite maximum offensive power with the other exceptional attackers Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, the French lacked penetrative power and playful class over long distances.
PSG and Messi make a disappointing appearance
After the opening goal by Ander Herrera (15th), the top-class team of coach Mauricio Pochettino, also group opponent of RB Leipzig, only conceded the goal by Hans Vanaken (27th), without being able to set any real accents.
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Also, the halftime substitution of Julian Draxler for new signing Georginio Wijnaldum changed the outcome of the game just as little – the German national player Thilo Kehrer sat on the bench for the entire season.
Mbappé struck – Pochettino dissatisfied
“We don’t know how serious it is. We have to wait for the examinations, ”said Pochettino.
With his star trio, however, Pochettino did not want to be too harsh: “We need time to develop an understanding. That was clear and we have been saying that for the past few days. We still have to grow together as a team. “
Liverpool FC and Jürgen Klopp fight Milan
Liverpool FC, on the other hand, offered high entertainment value in a 3-2 (1-2) win against AC Milan.
Even without the spared Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Rossoneri started furiously, turning the deficit into a 2-1 break after Fikayo Tomori’s own goal (9th) thanks to the former Frankfurt Ante Rebic (42nd) and Brahim Diaz (44th).
But the English coach Jürgen Klopp showed enormous morale, turned the tide with Mohamed Salah (49th), who had recently awarded a hand penalty, and captain Jordan Henderson (69th) again.
“It didn’t feel like we couldn’t come back,” said Klopp after the final whistle. “It’s the football that I want to see most of the moments. We are experienced in competition or should be. “
The former BVB coach paid special praise to a duo in particular: “Divock Origi played a great game. He had cramps. “
Fabinho, on the other hand, is “unbelievable, he can master all the challenges we need him for.”