3 PSG players who stole the spotlight in the first round of EURO 2024

  • An impressive performance by PSG players in EURO 2024
  • Skriniar was crucial in Slovakia’s victory against one of the EURO favorites
  • Vitinha and Fabian Ruiz were MVPs in their respective matches
The 3 PSG players who stole the spotlight in the first round of EURO 2024.
The 3 PSG players who stole the spotlight in the first round of EURO 2024. / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

The most important competition in Europe at the national team level is strongly represented by PSG players, who are performing at a formidable level.

On June 18, the first round of matches in all EURO groups concluded, finally revealing the level of each of the teams competing in this tournament. There were some surprises and disappointments, but overall, the quality of football was excellent.

PSG players have stood out positively. These three Parisian players had dream matches, securing victories with their national teams and proudly representing Paris Saint-Germain.

3 PSG players who stole the spotlight in the first round of EURO 2024

3. Milan Skriniar

In a great debut for Slovakia in this EURO, they pulled off a huge surprise by defeating Belgium 1-0, one of the strongest teams in the world. In a high-intensity match, they managed to take all three points and lead their group with this victory.

Milan Skriniar played the full 90 minutes, showing his defensive prowess and competing at his best to secure the win. With 35 touches of the ball, he completed 92% of his passes (24/26) and 100% of his long passes (2/2). Additionally, he made crucial covers and stops against a Belgian attack that seemed unstoppable, but Skriniar stood out in this match.

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2. Fabian Ruiz

In Spain's 3-0 thrashing of Croatia, Fabian Ruiz was the standout player, contributing to two of Spain's three goals (1 goal and 1 assist), reaffirming his importance in the midfield for both his country and PSG.

For many PSG fans, Fabian Ruiz's performance has improved over time. Despite not convincing everyone initially, he continues to show why Luis Enrique trusts him in the Parisian midfield, silencing critics despite some end-of-season doubts.

1. Vitinha

In a nail-biting match for Portugal, Vitinha was the most important figure for the team managed by Bob Martinez. In the 89 minutes he played, he was the most influential player in every Portuguese play, both as a passer and finisher, earning the MVP title for the match.

  • Completed passes: 86/91 (95%)
  • Completed long passes: 4/6 (67%)
  • Crosses: 2/7 (29%)
  • Dribbles: 1/1 (100%)
  • Tackles won: 2/2 (100%)

With 112 touches of the ball, Vitinha dominated the field, running for every ball and fighting for every challenge in the midfield. Vitinha continues to demonstrate why he is currently the best PSG player and was named by UEFA in the Champions League team of the season, being one of the best midfielders last season.