OM vs PSG Grades: Midfielders
6 - Fabian Ruiz: One of the better games he's played since he arrived in Paris last summer. Without really doing nothing worth watching over and over in replay, and while you won't be finding any of his touches in the highlight reels other than his galloping forward before Kylian Mbappe's second goal. He was active, did more than complete lateral passes, and kept the midfield tight while connecting the defensive and offensive halves of the lineup. Hopefully, he can keep this level up for a while.
4 - Verratti: As is often the case with the little Italian, he had a good game at what he was asked to do (keeping the midfield solid on defense) but struggled at what he should be at his best (creating from deep places and launching offensive transitions). He can do much, much more, but sadly whether because of Galtier's game plans or for his own doubts or lack of rhythm it's all starting to feel like a nearly lost/forgettable season for Marco Verratti.
7 - Vitinha: Same as Ruiz, he completed one of his best games mostly because he was deployed in the zone of the pitch when he is the most accustomed to, played next to his main catalyst in Verratti, was protected by Fabian Ruiz, and got to launch himself forward when (and exclusively when) needed. Dragged a bunch of defenders to kickstart the first goal of the game finding Messi wide open in the midfield and generating what would end in Mbappe's opener.
(Sub) 4 - Zaire-Emery: Nothing to write home about even though he spent 30 minutes on the pitch having replaced Mukiele. Gets downgraded from a passing grade mostly because of that lack of impactufl actions, though that might be a bit harsh considering the game was dried of eerything past the 60th minute with both teams pacting a no-further-damage treaty.