PSG 4-3 Lille: Individual grades of the Paris Saint-Germain players

Paris Saint-Germain V  Lille OSC, French Ligue 1 regular season.
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Vitinha, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr
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Midfielder Grades

5 - Ruiz: Not bad, although he didn't really accomplish anything remarkable on Sunday. Gets the pass on the grade list because the penalty was attached to Verratti (because of a jersey-pulling) and not his handball (hardly a purposeful offense). Should do much more as a key piece of the PSG team in the midfield as a creative player there.

4 - Vitinha: Bad, and it's getting more and more worrying every day. Yes, the assist to Neymar came from a genius touch to serve the Brazilian a goal on a platter, but other than that he didn't have much impact on the game. Struggles when games get to higher levels of intensity, which is always the case in Ligue 1. His form from the first half of the season is still nowhere to be found.

4 - Verratti: Another disappointing game by the little owl. It took him an hour to click (a bit) and even then it's not that you remember what he did because there was nothing really worth remarking about his performance. Must improve at Marseille next week and in the second leg of the matchup at Bayern Munich in a couple of weeks if PSG wants to stretch the good run of results for longer than a single match.

(Sub) 4 - Zaire-Emery: Not a bad (albeit brief) cameo from the bench by the young lad. He's looking increasingly composed on the pitch and even though mistakes will keep popping up for him he is taking massive steps toward getting really important minutes sooner rather than later.

(Sub) 3 - Soler: Not a good (albeit brief) cameo from the bench by the old lad. Jokes aside, he replaced Pembele and it was clear from the get-go that he was never going to be comfortable manning the right wing-back position. I kinda expected him to feature there and even though for a second (before the game lineups were announced) that he might actually be used by Galtier on the RWB position from the start instead of Pembele. As bad as the titi was, I'd rather have him playing there on an offensively limited role than Soler struggling for long stretches.

(Sub) 5 - Danilo: Didn't start as Galtier decided to use Vitinha higher up the pitch with Verratti dropping deeper instead of creating next to Fabian Ruiz. Vitinha was expected to do better with the Italian next to him but never did. Danilo subbed Ruiz and didn't have much time to do anything, getting to man the center-back line in his brief spell on the pitch.