PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) beat Montpellier 1-0 in the home game of the 11th round of the French Ligue 1 of the 2023-2024 season held at Parg des Princes in Paris, France at 5 a.m. on the 4th (Korean time).
Lee Kang-in’s goal became the cornerstone of victory.
PSG rose to first place in the league by adding 3 points.
With 24 points, they surpassed OGC Nice (22 points), which played one less game.
On this day, Lee Kang-in started as PSG’s main striker.
He joined forces with Kylian Mbappe, Rendal Colo Muani, and Ousmane Dembele.
PSG had Gianluigi Donnarumma as the goalkeeper, and the back four consisted of Nordi Mukiele, Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, and Ashraf Hakimi. 카지노사이트
In midfield, Manuel Ugarte and Warren Jair Emery held out.
PSG’s formation was 4-2-4.
Montpellier took out 4-2-3-1. They faced PSG with defensive tactics, excluding the front-line lone player.
Benjamin Lecomte wore the gloves and Maxime Esteve, Boubacar Kouyaté, Isiaga Sylla and Palaye Sakho were named in the back four.
The midfield consisted of Jordan Ferri, Joris Shortard, Moussa Altamari, Khalil Fayyad, and Terry Savanier.
The frontline striker was Accor Adams.
The mood at the beginning of the game was on Montpellier’s side. Montpellier played thick soccer.
He shook the PSG defense with a long pass.
A good opportunity came to Montpellier in the second minute of the first half.
The PSG defense collapsed with just one long pass.
In an instant, the Montfilay attackers and PSG defenders faced a 2-on-2 situation.
However, Montpelier’s shot was blocked by the PSG defense.
Afterwards, PSG showed loopholes in defense.
We continued to give Montpellier a chance.
The person who changed this trend was Lee Kang-in.
In the 10th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in’s left foot exploded.
Hakimi fired in a sharp low cross from the left flank.
Mbappe tactfully threw the ball away.
It was a play judged by accurately looking at Lee Kang-in behind him.
Lee Kang-in caught the ball with his left foot and hit a strong shot.
The ball hit exactly at the top of the left goal.
It was a goal that the goalkeeper could not help.
Mbappe shared a deep hug with Lee Kang-in.
It was Lee Kang-in’s debut goal in Ligue 1 after leaving Mallorca and moving to PSG last summer.
Lee Kang-in has recently set out to solidify his starting position by increasing attack points in three consecutive games.
After Lee Kang-in’s goal, PSG took control of the game.
Mbappe and Dembele upset the Montpellier defense with their fast speed.
In the extra time of the first half, there was a triangular attack consisting of Lee Kang-in, Mbappe, and Dembele.
Until the first half, PSG dominated Montpellier with 70% ball possession.
There were twice as many passes.
The number of shots taken was 11-3, completely crushing Montfilay.
However, the score was low compared to the content of the game.
This regret was shaken off in the second half. Additional goals were scored in the second half.
In the 12th minute of the second half, Jair Emery completed the goal through a 2-on-2 play with Dembele.
Jair Emery connected with a non-stop shot from Dembele’s clever back pass from the left side of the penalty box.
2-0. PSG’s attack gained more momentum.
PSG coach Luis Enrique, who had some free time, removed Lee Kang-in.
In the 15th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in was called up and Vitinya was brought in.
It was an operation taking into account the UEFA Champions League group stage against AC Milan that would be held four days later.
I thought about Lee Kang-in’s physical distribution.
Coach Enrique’s replacement was spot on.
Lee Kang-in saved his stamina and Vitinya, who came in as a substitute, also scored a goal.
Vitinya found the net 6 minutes after entering the field.
It was a goal that put a wedge in PSG’s victory.
PSG even brought in Jair Emery.
At the end of the game, replacement cards were actively used to expand the scope of operation.
Rather than making excessive attacks, we spent time moving the ball around in the defensive zone.
The game ended without incident.
PSG rose to first place in Ligue 1 by managing the stamina of its main players and achieving a complete victory.
Now I can fully focus on the Champions League match against AC Milan to be held on the 8th.
Above all, PSG’s biggest gain is Lee Kang-in’s performance.
Recently, Lee Kang-in is showing hot momentum.
French media ‘Footmercato’ highly praised Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in has been showing very good performance since returning from winning the Asian Games gold medal.
On this day, he also started in place of Vitinha,” he said.
He lived up to coach Enrique’s expectations with his goal.
It was a very good score. 2 in the last 3 games.
He is leading the PSG attack with his goals,” he said.
The ratings given by various statistical sites after the game were also the highest in the team.
Even in France, Lee Kang-in is receiving positive reviews.
I often hear people say that he is better than Dembele.
Lee Kang-in and Dembele led the attack together in the match against Montpellier.
However, he was also a competitor at times for the starting position.
Dembele also joined PSG for the first time this season.
Coincidentally, along with Dembele’s arrival, Lee Kang-in left the line due to injury.
Also, as soon as he recovered from his injury, he was absent from the team for about a month due to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and national team selection earlier this month.
While Lee Kang-in was missing, Dembele expanded his position by starting in all games the team played until the game against Strasbourg on the 22nd.
Despite Lee Kang-in’s return to form after scoring a goal on his international debut along with his Asian Games gold medal, there were predictions that he would find it difficult to unseat Dembele.
The game against AC Milan on the 26th (Korean time) served as an opportunity to completely overturn this outlook.
Lee Kang-in, who came on as a substitute in the 26th minute of the second half
scored his team’s third goal and his debut goal with an accurate left-footed shot in the 44th minute of the second half, leading to a 3-0 victory.
Coach Luis Enrique, who started in a 4-2-4 position in the game against Newcastle United on the 5th but bowed out at 1-4, changed the formation to 4-3-3 in the game against Stade Rennes.
Following the match against Strasbourg on the 22nd, the starting lineup was set up in a 4-3-3 formation in the match against AC Milan.
Lee Kang-in and Dembele alternately started as right-sided strikers in the match against Strasbourg and AC Milan.
In the game against AC Milan, Dembele was brought in and Lee Kang-in was put in his place.
While Dembele is a straight winger with explosive speed, Lee Kang-in has excellent ball-handling skills and a wide field of vision, so he enjoys linking play with his teammates.
In the game against AC Milan, the different play styles of the two players were clearly revealed.
As soon as Lee Kang-in entered the game, he created an opportunity by linking up with Zaire Emery, who plays on the right side of midfield, and Hakimi, the right fullback.
While Lee Kang-in caught the ball and pulled out AC Milan left defender Theo Hernández, there were several scenes where Hakimi and Zaire Emery penetrated the space and created opportunities.
Lee Kang-in’s strengths were fully reflected in the scoring scene. Lee Kang-in, who caught the ball in midfield, passed the ball to Emery, who was running to the side, and then penetrated into the center.
Emery broke down the right side with his speed and put the ball into the penalty box.
Lee Kang-in, who caught the ball dropped by Goncalo Hamus, attempted a left-footed shot before opposing defender Theo Hernández took his place.
The ball left Lee Kang-in’s left foot and landed in the opposite corner of the goal.
After the game, PSG fans highlighted Lee Kang-in’s performance that day.
He said in unison, “Lee Kang-in is better than Dembele.
The British sports media even reported this public opinion.
French media ‘RMC Sports’ said, “Lee Kang-in showed a remarkable performance in the game against AC Milan, scoring the team’s third goal and his PSG debut goal.
Lee Kang-in was bold and dynamic.
He came in to replace Dembele and left a strong impression.
“The dribbling was accurate and threatening,” he praised.
At the same time, he announced, “Lee Kang-in, who showed an interesting performance even when he started as a starter in the game against Strasbourg, is expected to compete fiercely with Dembele (for the starting position).”
Lee Kang-in recorded his first assist in his Ligue 1 debut against Brest in the 10th round.
Lee Kang-in, who caught the ball from behind and launched a counterattack in the 28th minute of the first half, delivered an accurate penetration pass to Mbappe
who was running forward, with a left foot out-front kick that was one beat faster.
Mbappe finished it, making it 2-0.
Lee Kang-in played on the pitch for 74 minutes until he was replaced by Vitinya in the 29th minute of the second half.
He had 2 shots on target, 2 shots on target, 2 successful dribbles, a 93% passing success rate, and 1 key pass.
Soccer statistics media ‘WhoScored.com’ gave the team a respectable rating of 7.63.
Before that, on the 26th of last month, in the UEFA Champions League group stage match against AC Milan, he scored his debut goal for PSG.
At the time, he showed off a sharp shot to make it 3-0.
His debut goal came one minute before the end of regular time. PSG home fans cheered Lee Kang-in fiercely.
Lee Kang-in led the PSG attack.
With his individual skills, he peeled away AC Milan’s defense and quickly followed up with a link-up play.
He showed off his strengths without filtering by exchanging passes with players supporting him from the waist.
Lee Kang-in’s goal on this day was his first goal in five games since wearing the PSG uniform.
Although he had a difficult time due to a hamstring injury in the preseason and a recurrence of the injury early in the season, Lee Kang-in’s goal in the Champions League proved that his physical condition was close to perfect.
After the game, Lee Kang-in expressed his joy on his social networking service (SNS), saying, “It was a magical night in Paris.
We will go together to achieve more. Fighting Paris.
Plus a goal against Montpellier.
This is the attack point for the last three consecutive games.
On the 3rd, the Ligue 1 secretariat included Lee Kang-in in the best 11 for the 10th round of League 1 in the 2023-24 season.
It was recognition of Lee Kang-in’s skills.
The Ligue 1 secretariat listed Lee Kang-in, Tej Sabanier (Montpellier), and Warren Jair Emery (PSG) as midfielders in the 4-3-3 formation.
Mbappe was also selected as a left wing attacker.
This was the first time that Lee Kang-in was selected as one of the best 11 in the regular league round this season.
French media ‘Foot Mercato’ said, “Lee Kang-in is threatening Dembele.
19 minutes was enough for Lee Kang-in in the Champions League.
He showed a much cleaner and more decisive attack than Dembele.
Lee Kang-in efficiently attacked Paris Saint-Germain.
Even if coach Enrique trusts Dembele, Lee Kang-in knows how to take advantage of the opportunities given to him,” he praised.
Lee Kang-in scored a goal in the Champions League, becoming the fourth Korean scorer on the Champions League stage, following Park Ji-sung, Son Heung-min, and Hwang Hee-chan.
European soccer statistics company Opta also attracted attention by highlighting the record.
Park Ji-sung scored his first Champions League goal for PSV Eindhoven against AC Milan in 2005, while Son Heung-min netted his first net against Benfica for Leverkusen in 2014.
Hwang Hee-chan scored his first goal in the Champions League against Genk during his time with Salzburg in 2019.
Football statistics company ‘Foot Mob’ gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 7.5.
Even though he only played for 19 minutes, he was ranked higher than Dembele, who started in the same position.
Dembele had only 6.4 points.
‘Whoscored.com’, a European soccer statistics media, also selected Lee Kang-in as one of the 11 players who played in Ligue 1 last weekend.
He was named left wing forward.
Whoscored.com selected the team of the week based on the 4-4-2 formation.
Lee Kang-in was recognized for his performance on the side, as he showed in the match against Brest.
In addition, Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe occupied a position as a frontline striker, and Warren Jair-Emery occupied a position as a central midfielder.
In the 10th round of Ligue 1 against Brest, Lee Kang-in boasted fantastic chemistry with Mbappe.
Lee Kang-in, who received the ball in his own half in the 28th minute of the first half, immediately attempted a counterattack.
He decided to connect to the front with a single pass rather than dribbling directly.
Lee Kang-in, confident in his passing, flashed.
Lee Kang-in made a long pass with his left foot out front toward Mbappe, who was penetrating into the first half.
It fell exactly at Mbappe’s feet.
He calmly drove to the gate following Lee Kang-in’s pass. Mbappe kicked low and hit his net.
The ideal scene where Lee Kang-in stabbed and Mbappe finished was completed.
Mbappe, who scored the goal, immediately looked for Lee Kang-in, who connected the pass.
Lee Kang-in also ran straight to Mbappe and hugged him, sharing the goal celebration with him.
Lee Kang-in produced the first attack point in Ligue 1 with valuable help.
Lee Kang-in, who signed with Paris Saint-Germain this season
completed the national team schedule, including the Asian Games and international matches, and joined the competition for a starting position.
Lee Kang-in, who suffered from injuries, improved his condition by playing for the national team.
After boosting his confidence by scoring a goal in the October A match, he also succeeded in scoring at PSG.
Foreign news outlet ‘One Football’, citing Lee Kang-in’s interview, said, “Lee Kang-in’s confidence is at an all-time high.
He won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, and recently scored his first goal as a member of Paris Saint-Germain.”
Lee Kang-in moved actively.
After he made the assist, he began to gradually move from the right to the left.
The radius of his activities also expanded to the center.
He paid as much attention to defense as to attack, blocking his opponent’s attacks.
As he moved to the left, he became more in touch with Mbappe.
Whoscored.com, which selected Lee Kang-in as its team of the week, also gave Lee Kang-in a favorable rating of 7.6 points, and ‘Sofa Score’ gave him a rating of 7.1 points.
Ligue 1’s official channel listed Lee Kang-in’s detailed records and photos and recognized him as a “maestro.
He praised him, saying he showed the qualities of a commander directing the game.
Lee Kang-in is continuing his good trend.
Even when he first joined PSG, he had minor injuries and his assigned position was unclear.
I was even more worried because I was away from the team due to being selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games and international matches in October.
Moreover, with Dembele joining, it was expected that Lee Kang-in would be moved to the second-line center.
This position is a void created by Marco Verratti’s transfer to Qatar Al Arabi, and Lee Kang-in’s ability can be easily replaced.
Paris Saint-Germain’s weakness lies in their inability to connect creative passes to their good front line attackers.
The analysis was that Lee Kang-in, who is good at passing and kicking, could be the solution.
However, Lee Kang-in plans to continue competing as a side striker.
The goal against Milan and the assist against Brest seem to have virtually determined Lee Kang-in’s position.
As a result, competition with Ousmane Dembele began in earnest.
While Lee Kang-in returns with an Asian Games gold medal and a goal on his international debut, Dembele is yet to score.
Coach Enrique has also joined Lee Kang-in and is using him alternately with Dembele. He is a direct competitor.
Dembele’s speed on the side is impressive, but Lee Kang-in, who is responsible for the overall offensive development, is also attractive.
He had an even stronger impact when he replaced Dembele and scored a goal against Milan.
In France, Lee Kang-in’s performance was predicted in the match against Montpellier.
French media ‘Le Parisien’ announced that Lee Kang-in will play as a left winger ahead of the Montpellier match.
Although there is a question mark over the sure selection, Coach Enrique predicted that either Vitinha or Lee Kang-in will be selected to play against Montpellier.
‘Le Parisien’ said, “Lee Kang-in can get a chance to start against Montpellier.
He raised great expectations with his win against Brestois.
He caught the attention of coach Emery along with Manuel Ugarte and Xair-Emery.
There is,” he said.
It appears that Lee Kang-in is quickly becoming a mainstay of PSG along with Mbappe.
Until last season, PSG formed a space defense team with Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos. But the results were not encouraging.
The team failed to win the UEFA Champions League for the first time since its founding, as expected.
Finally, after last season, a major reorganization was attempted.
Messi left the team as a free agent.
He went to the United States, signing with Inter Miami.
Neymar moved to Saudi Arabia.
It was as if the two pillars of the team had disappeared.
PSG is no longer obsessed with name value.
The plan was to create a team centered around young, promising players rather than superstars.
Lee Kang-in was also in general manager Luis Campos’ plan, and his recruitment was confirmed this summer.
Lee Kang-in joined the Valencia youth team when he was young and showed his talent, and he proved his potential by skipping a grade at the youth level.
In the past, Lee Kang-in also experienced the UEFA Champions League with Valencia’s first team.
However, he was hardly guaranteed playing time and said goodbye to Valencia, where he had played for 10 years since his youth days.
The destination is Mallorca.
His playing time in the first season was inconsistent, but after an adjustment period, his skills were in full bloom in his second season.
He established himself as a key player for Mallorca and showed his presence by becoming the first Korean to record double-digit attack points in Spanish La Liga, and the team finished the season in 9th place, the league’s highest score since the 2012-13 season.
Lee Kang-in’s value soared.
PSG also paid attention to Lee Kang-in.
In fact, rumors of a transfer have been heard since this winter. His strong team was Atletico Madrid.
However, Atletico Madrid had no intention of issuing Lee Kang-in’s buyout as set by Mallorca.
In addition, Mallorca had a no-transfer policy.
Lee Kang-in wanted to leave Mallorca and go to a bigger place, but he had no choice but to wait for the summer.
Towards the end of the 2022-23 season, Lee Kang-in was linked to Premier League teams such as Manchester United, Wolverhampton, and Newcastle United.
However, Lee Kang-in’s final decision was PSG.
European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano put an end to Lee Kang-in’s move to PSG by announcing ‘HERE WE GO’.
After joining PSG, Lee Kang-in said, “I can play a variety of positions.
He is a player who can handle the ball comfortably.
He is a midfielder who can play right and left winger.
He has a great desire to win trophies.
He will be helpful to the team.
I want to contribute to the victory.
I am proud to be the first Korean in PSG history.
I will play for Korea. I will always show a good performance on the pitch and do my best.
PSG is one of the best teams in the world.
The best players in the world have gathered together.
I want to help them win every game and win as many championships as possible,” he said.
He played as a starter from the opening match of the French Ligue 1.
He received high ratings from European soccer statistics companies such as ‘Foot Mob’ and became known as the Man of the Match (MOM).
He also appeared as a starter in the second round, but did not work well with Fabian Luis.
He was unable to play to his advantage by playing in a shape closer to a wingback.
Lee Kang-in swallowed his disappointment by being replaced early in the second half.
However, he suffered another hardship as his injury was announced ahead of the third round.
Lee Kang-in did his best to recover during the September international match and later participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
He won a gold medal at the Asian Games and received military service benefits.
He returned to PSG after perfectly improving his practical sense in the October international match.
After that, he was on a roll.
He received the attention of PSG coach Enrique with his offensive points in the last three consecutive games.
A clear green light has been given in the future competition for the starting position.