French media have pinpointed Kylian Mbappé as the big figure of the afternoon (Photo: Reuters)

Since the defeat for the first leg of the round of 16 of Champions Leaguesomething has changed in the locker room Paris Saint Germain. Driven by the series of poor results at the start of 2023, the main figures of the France team knew that if they didn’t change course in time, the season was in jeopardy. And the two references who took a step forward in the 3-0 home win in the classic against Olympic Marseille were Lionel Messi there Kylian Mbappe.

As always after each meeting of the defending champion of the League 1, local media take their ratings from footballers and this time it’s positive comments for the Argentine. “For 20 minutes it looked like the Argentine was going to overcome another Clásico with repeated turnovers. And then the genie in the bottle finally came out with two assists for Mbappé at the right tempo and his first goal in a match against OM, like a fox in the box, with the right foot,” he wrote. The Parisian next to an 8 as a note.

Additionally, the selected portal kiki because the figure is only half a point ahead of the For money: “A performance that will go down in the history of the Parisian club. A double which allows him to equal Cavani and a decisive pass to Messi. He was the first player to score a goal in the 25th minute and, with his speed, made life difficult for the Marseille defense, unable to chain his pass while running for his first goal. His second goal, a left-footed volley, left the Vélodrome speechless. With more success, he could have increased the score”.

The newspaper The team decided to make a more acidic comeback from Lionel’s match. “From his first touches of the ball, we saw that the Argentinian was having a good afternoon. His connection with Mbappé led to two offers for the Frenchman and the striker returned the gifts with a sublime assist. He only made one big mistake that tarnished a top performance,” the outlet detailed, highlighting the 33-minute game in which Messi kicked the ball over the crossbar.

Kylian caught all eyes with his outstanding performance at the Velodrome (Picture: Reuters)
Kylian caught all eyes with his outstanding performance at the Velodrome (Picture: Reuters)

However, the star was once again taken by the striker with a rating of 9: “Words fail when he is able to pull off such performances. He changed the face of his team. Two goals. one as beautiful as the other, which places him as a record holder tied for the top of the PSG scoring charts (200 goals). He also added a delightful assist for Messi. A great artist.” The team has decided to title the cover of this Monday’s edition with “Planet Mbappé”.

The one who was punished hard by the various portals was the Argentinian Leonard Balerdi. With a unanimous rating of 2 in the various newspapers, the critics hit it on several fronts. “He started the match well, cutting several balls before committing two errors which he paid dearly for. Sucked to the first goal, he opened the space in which Mbappé rushed and he lacked vigilance behind Messi’s goal. Always on a wire, he has released despair on every ball since, ”they opined in France.

Paris Saint Germain have once again moved eight points away from their pursuers and have the clear path to be crowned champion of the League 1. Next Saturday, March 4, you will receive at Princes Park Al Nantes to then travel to Germany in search of turning the series against the Bayern Munich in the round of 16 Champions League.


"Planet Mbappe"chose L'Equipe on the cover
“Planète Mbappé”, chose L’Equipe on the cover
"What a slap!"cataloged Le Provence for victory
“What a slap!” Cataloged Le Provence for the victory
"Parisian cold sheet for OM"believes La Marseillaise
“Parisian cold linen for OM”, estimates Le Marseillaise
"Mbappé extinguishes Marseille and transcends in Paris"adds Le Parisien
“Mbappé extinguishes Marseille and transcends Paris”, adds Le Parisien

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