This Saturday, August 26, PSG received RC Lens in the Parc des Princes, on the occasion of MD3 of the French championship. The objective was clear; certify the first victory of the season against one of the candidates to complicate the title race for the Parisians. Of course, with the attention somewhat diverted towards Kylian Mbappe and his unresolved future.
In the preview of this confrontation, there was more talk about whether the Ultras would whistle at Kylian Mbappe than about Luis Enrique's alternatives in the absence of Goncalo Ramos, his starting number 9. Well, the Parisian number 7 was applauded by his fans, and Lucho opted to put Marco Asensio to replace the Portuguese striker.
The Rouge et Bleu came out with the following starting XI, in a 4-3-3 system: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez - Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha - Dembele, Asensio, Mbappe. The visitors lined up the following team: Samba - Gradit, Danso, Medina - Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Diouf, Machado - Thomasson, Fulgini - Sotoca.
The match ended with a score of 3-1, in favor of PSG. The goals were courtesy of Marco Asensio (45') and Kylian Mbappe (52', 90'), with assists from Zaire-Emery, Lucas Hernandez, and Fabian Ruiz respectively. On the RC Lens side, the goal fell to Guilavogui (90'+5).
Therefore, those led by Luis Enrique certify their first victory of the season and have gone three consecutive games without losing. The next league match for the Parisians will be vs. Olympique Lyonnais next Sunday, September 3, as visitors.