Nice 0-2 PSG: Individual Grades of the Paris Saint-Germain players

Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, Danilo, PSG
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Lionel Messi, Leo Messi, Carlos Soler
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Nice vs PSG - Grades: Midfielders

NR - Renato Sanches: Couldn't even make it to the quarter-hour mark before suffering another injury and leaving the pitch early. It's the saddest of stories, but Sanches looks like a lost cause. It's not about the talent, of course, but you just can't have a player you cannot really rely on because he can't string a couple of games together, let alone play for a full year. Could be out this summer, and it would surprise nobody.

5 - Ruiz: Replaced Sanches in the 10th minute, played 80, and nobody noticed because Ruiz played his typical, textbook-Ruiz-type of game. A bunch of lateral passes, a little bit of cardio, slow pace, and a shot. Again, a very Ruizian game by Fabian Ruiz.

3 - Vitinha: Confounding performance once more by the young Portugal international. You want to believe it's all because of the lack of experience and such, but there must be a make-or-break point at some point, and with this being PSG he might be dangerously approaching it. In other words, the eight games left in Paris' schedule will probably decide whether he earns a steady role in next season's starting XI or if he gets demoted to an end-of-the-bench position with PSG pursuing better and brighter players next summer.

3 - Soler: Galtier's main man of confidence. Soler arrived in Paris after becoming (or at least approaching that status) a legend in Valencia, but this seems like too big a task/club for him to deal with. All of the confidence Galtier puts on the Spaniard, the Spaniard lacks on himself. He's always looking for an exit, getting rid of the problems playing hot-potato with others, and seemingly avoiding any type of impactful contribution. Weird.

NR - Zaire-Emery: Extraordinary one-minute cameo.