RB Leipzig vs PSG match analysis and player of the game report.
PSG had a tough visit to Leipzig this midweek. Their fixture was even tougher without Messi due to his injury last weekend. Another Argentine, Angel Di Maria, took the talisman’s spot in the line up to form another lethal front three alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Unfortunately, the game did not result as expected. Le Parisien’s ambition to repeat their victory in the reverse fixture ended in a stalemate.
They shared spoils with Jesse March’s men in a 2-2 draw. Although, it was the home side who should have won thanks to their plentiful opportunities to score. RB Leipzig drew first blood through Christopher Nkunku’s header but Mauricio Pocchettino’s side equalised through Gini Wijnaldum; in their first attempt at the first half after being under pressure.
Luckily for the Parisians, the pressure did not mount to anything since Andre Silva failed to double Leipzig’s lead. His penalty was denied by Donnarumma. PSG even managed to put themselves at front as Wijnaldum added his tally through his header. At the second half, both sides were equal in creating chances and missing them. The final opportunity to avoid them from losing at their home turf as well as cancel out PSG’s prospective win came in the final minutes before the stoppage time. The second penalty was given to Leipzig and the Hungarian international executed it well. This game is worth rewatching!
The man of the match in this fixture was the Dutchman Gini Wijnaldum. He obviously bagged a brace but also contributed well in the defence. The former Liverpool man intercepted Emil Forsberg and Co’s attacking attempt once and was involved in make clearances twice.
From Leipzig, it was in fact the former PSG academy product, Christopher Nkunku. He was mainly involved in the attacking phase. The 23-year old Frenchman should have netted more, if he had been more composed at the finish.
Minutes played: 84
Pass accuracy %: 80
Goal contribution: 2 goals
Shots (on target): 2(2)
Key Passes: 2
Aerial duels won: 1