Holder for the first time this season, Neymar did not necessarily shine in Reims.
Reading the Stade de Reims-Paris SG match sheet (4th day of Ligue 1), some were so disappointed not to see Lionel Messi (34 years old) start that they almost forgot that Kylian Mbappé (22 years old) ) and Neymar (29 years old) were indeed holders. The French failed to remind everyone by slamming a resounding double (15th, 62nd). The Brazilian had a little more trouble.
For his first appearance of the season, after his late return following his lost Copa América final with Brazil, the n ° 10 of PSG seemed to have good feelings in the first minutes with a small number that gave nothing (9th ) and a full-axis rush on which the last gesture was finally missing. Then, despite a good gap for Angel Di Maria (18th), the Auriverde experienced a lot of waste.
Waste and provocations
Little involved defensively, still just physically, he too often forced the individual solution with the ball at his feet, as on this shift from Di Maria, on which he transplanted in the axis from the left to go up against the Reims defense instead of looking for a better placed partner. We also saw it provocative, in the good sense of the word as on this precious free kick obtained (31st). But also in the bad, with this episode with El Bilal Touré (27th). Just before the break, he also took a beak with the young Ilan Kebbal, before exchanging some kindness with Moreto Cassama, in Portuguese in the text.
Upon returning from the locker room, the native of Mogi das Cruzes was quite discreet, having little influence on the game of his people. It is almost logically that he gave way to his great friend Messi shortly after the hour mark, with a nice hug. If he has extenuating circumstances, Neymar will have to do much better when the international break returns, for the big debut of the Champions League. To shine brightly, PSG will also need him.
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