Newcastle vs. PSG - Grades: Forwards
3 - Dembele: Same story. It is perhaps the most repetitive analysis we have done. The Frenchman is pure danger and zero harm. He drives, he touches the ball, but he doesn't finish, and when he dares, he either does it wrong, or for whatever reason the ball doesn't go into the goal. Dembele has 0 goals and 1 assist in 9 games this season.
3 - Kolo Muani: Totally out of position. The native of Bondy assumed a strange role in which he served as a left winger, exchanging positions with Kylian Mbappe when the context warranted it. The feeling is that he never felt comfortable, nor did he have the opportunity to play in space, where he performs best.
4 - Ramos: The Portuguese's xG (expected goals) of 0.11 shows the few clear balls he had to do damage, and yet he won 5 duels, recovered 2 balls, and fired 2 shots. As a pivot, good. There is not much to blame him for considering the scenario he faced.
3 - Mbappe: The France captain was a shadow of his usual self at PSG, unusually passive and with a poor rhythm of play. His body language was evident; a player who was not at his best physical moment, combined with a general frustration.