Angers 1-2 PSG: Individual Grades of the Paris Saint-Germain players

Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, PSG
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Angers vs. PSG - Grades: Midfielders

Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti, PSG / Aurelien Meunier/GettyImages

5 - Ruiz: Perfect game for Ruiz with a team opposite of him that applied no pressure on the Spaniard so he could play as calmly as he ever does. A little more forward- than lateral-thinking and passing from him, which is always nice to see.

4 - Vitinha: After playing his greatest game ever a week ago... where did all of that go? Vitinha was bad again, as he's been for the most part of the last six months, and only his link play with Leo Messi made him look good (I mean...) through this game. Let's assume it's just a case of growing pains and let him marinate until the start of the next campaign.

3 - Soler: Third consecutive start (what a surprise!) for Soler and third consecutive stinker, even facing a second-division (literally) team on Friday. Can PSG send him back to Valencia, where he was willing to sign a 10-year extension? Please and thank you.

NR - Zaire-Emery: Subbed in in the 88th minute. Sheesh...

5 - Verratti: Didn't start for the nth time this season, entered the pitch with barely 20 minutes left to play for the first time after missing two games with hamstring issues, and was everything but remarkable. The board of PSG might start rethinking the extension they signed the 30-year-old to a few weeks ago sooner rather than later. This Verratti is not the Verratti we know, but Father Time remains undefeated and it might be getting to him.