3 Talking Points from another PSG collapse ending in a 4-2 win against Nantes
2. PSG have no squad depth; Bayern Munich will make them pay for it
Speaking of Bayern Munich...
Paris Saint-Germain will fly to Munich on Monday to prepare for the second leg of their matchup against Bayern in the Champions League. They will do so without Presnel Kimpembe (out for the year), Neymar (out for a few more weeks), Renato Sanches... and now also with Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele facing injury concerns after they suffered knocks on Saturday.
Christophe Galtier calmed down the fears a bit in his post-game press conference saying that none of Mukiele and Marquinhos suffered really troubling injuries (a cut in the ankle and a blow in the ribcage, respectively), but even the slightest new injury issue, added to those already present, would hurt PSG so badly.
Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos started in the middle of Galtier's five-man defensive line flanking Danilo--a defensive midfielder playing makeshift center-back. Outside of those three players, there is only one natural replacement in the bench of PSG these days: titi El Chadaille Bitshuabu, who got into the pitch in replacement of Marquinhos.
Move to the wing-back places, and other than Juan Bernat (on the left), and Timothe Pembele (another youngster, on the right), there are no more warm bodies available unless Achraf Hakimi can play on Wednesday.
The rest of PSG's bench yesterday: Ismael Gharbi, Carlos Soler, Hugo Ekitike... and two reserve goalkeepers in Sergio Rico and Alexandre Letellier. As much as you can blame coach Galtier for his handling of Paris, the truth is that he's got handed a team that lacks even the shallower of rotational pieces.
If someone goes this summer, that must be Luis Campos before anybody. This supposed enlighted savior banked on youth while sending a handful of veteran proved and tested players away on loan. The move is backfiring mightily and the last blow might come on Wednesday with a loaded Bayern team that could even afford to rest world-renown talent Joao Cancelo on Saturday.