Digimagaz.com – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) displayed their dominance in Group F of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League by securing their second victory without breaking a sweat. In an electrifying match at Parc de Princes on Thursday, PSG comfortably defeated AC Milan with a scoreline of 3-0. The breakthrough for PSG came through the individual brilliance of Kylian Mbappe in the 32nd minute. Mbappe unleashed a precise shot into the bottom corner of the goal, leaving AC Milan’s goalkeeper, Mike Maignan, helpless.
The second and third goals for PSG were netted in the second half. Randal Kolo Muani found the back of the net in the 53rd minute, and Lee Kang-in sealed the victory with a goal in the 89th minute. This resounding win propelled PSG to the top of the group standings with six points, while AC Milan languishes at the bottom of the group with just two points.
PSG exhibited a solid performance throughout the first half of the match. Although they initially faced some difficulty in escaping Milan’s high press during the first ten minutes. PSG managed to overcome the pressure through the individual efforts of their players. AC Milan, who had possession of the ball for only 38% of the time, heavily relied on pressing tactics to attack. Unfortunately, none of their three attempts on goal found the target.
PSG, on the other hand, utilized the skills of Vitinha and Warren Zaire-Emery to evade Milan’s pressure and provide key passes to Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe emerged as the primary threat for Milan, with three shots, one of which found the back of the net. In the 32nd minute, Mbappe outwitted Fikayo Tomori and unleashed a shot that left Mike Maignan with no chance. With the goal stemming from Zaire-Emery’s penetration through the midfield.
The second half saw PSG’s dominance continue, primarily driven by Mbappe’s movements and precise passing from the midfield. PSG came close to doubling their lead in the 48th minute when Ousmane Dembele’s low shot beat Maignan but was disallowed due to a foul in the build-up after VAR review.
PSG’s second goal eventually arrived in the 53rd minute. Randal Kolo Muani easily slotted the ball into the net after taking advantage of a loose ball in the box, leaving the Milan players stunned. Despite improving their attacking prowess in the second half with eight shots. Four of which were on target, Milan failed to find the back of the net. The third and final goal of the match was scored in the 89th minute by Lee Kang-in. Once again orchestrated by Zaire-Emery.
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3)
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, Lucas Hernandez; Warren Zaire-Emery, Manuel Ugarte, Vitinha; Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Kylian Mbappe.
Manager: Luis Enrique
AC Milan (4-3-3)
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Yunus Musah, Rade Krunic, Tijjani Reijnders; Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao.
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Paris Saint-Germain’s commanding victory has solidified their position at the top of Group F. Leaving AC Milan with a daunting task to revive their Champions League campaign. PSG’s resounding performance and the exceptional display of Kylian Mbappe have set the stage for an exciting journey in the competition.