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

Kylian Mbappe, Fabian Ruiz, PSG
Kylian Mbappe, Fabian Ruiz, PSG / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages
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Fabian Ruiz, Marco Verratti, PSG / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

Auxerre vs. PSG - Grades: Midfielders

6 - Verratti: While he wasn't bad and didn't flip his game-switch off for the full outing, the truth is that he wasn't or didn't do anything truly remarkable. Perhaps the match didn't really call for anything like that or put him in such a position, but I don't think he did as much as to consider this a superb type of performance as I've read elsewhere. The second half, again, saw him drop his effort a bit.

5 - Ruiz: Boring Ruiz keeps being the Best Ruiz. That, of course, means that you're definitely not going to watch a highlights reel of any PSG game that he plays and features in such short, five-minute videos. But that's not really bad for him or the team. He connects, engages, completes lateral passes, and keeps the ball moving. Can't ask him for much more, but at least he delivers when needed.

4 - Vitinha: Came off the pine in replacement of Ekitike after the striker got banged up early in the second half and was forced off the pitch. The change forced Galtier into a system change with two forwards and Vitinha moved to his natural midfield position. The Portuguese completed nearly all of his passes but was awful in defense while losing the ball five times in 46 touches. Not the greatest performance, to say the least.

NR - Renato Sanches: He played around 15 minutes so no rating for him. Dribbled a couple of players, attempted two (both blocked) shots, and lost the ball as many times as Vitinha in 30 fewer minutes spent on the pitch. Quite a feat.