Euphoric after PSG’s victory at Bayern Munich, Leonardo took stock of the extra time for Neymar and Mbappé.
Dominated is not won and for once, it is not Germany who triumphs in the end. No, Wednesday night, smiles were on the faces of the PSG players. Deprived of many executives (Verratti, Florenzi, Paredes), the Parisians have perfectly foiled the plan of Bayern Munich to afford a prestigious victory in Munich.
With this victory (2-3) away, PSG can approach the quarter-final return with serenity even if the example against Barça a month ago still pushes to remain cautious. Despite everything, this Parisian success comes after 90 minutes of perfectly following the plan put in place by Mauricio Pochettino. Less domineering than usual, PSG played perfectly on Mbappé’s speed to destabilize the Munich block.
“Today was a show of pride, in a complicated situation, with many absences, with the snow, Bayern who had not lost for 19 matches in the Champions League, I am very happy, enthusiastically Leonardo at the microphone of Sky Sport Italia. We also needed a little luck. “
Luck, the Parisians had it especially defensively with another Keylor Navas of the great evenings which allowed his team not to sink under the assaults of Bayern. But, this Thursday, it is the Neymar – Mbappé doublet that will make the headlines of the world press.
Criticized after his coup against Lille, the Brazilian recalled that the Champions League was his favorite playground with two assists on the clock. A double of assists for the leader and a double of goals for Mbappé.
A month after his hat-trick in Barcelona, the Frenchman put it back in Munich and equaled David Trezeguet. When its two stars go, PSG gives the impression of being untouchable. What push the leaders to accelerate in the discussions to prolong them? Asked about the progress, Leonardo did not make big announcements concerning Neymar and Mbappé, under contract until 2022 with PSG.
“We would also be happy to talk about contracts but today we are going to focus on the competition, he replied. We will have to see it and we will soon come to a more concrete situation with them, but now we have to focus on the competition, of which we are entering the final phase. “
Patience is therefore the watchword in the Parisian ranks. Until when ?