The roller coaster that is Paris Saint-Germain rolled on Tuesday night as the club traveled to Italy to face AC Milan in a pivotal UEFA Champions League match.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ethan from PSG Fan Club Boise to discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 defeat to AC Milan at the San Siro, including the abuse directed at Gianluigi Donnarumma, the performance of the referee, PSG’s lackluster offense, and we touch on an official statement released by Real Madrid recently.
Up first, we talk about the drama leading up to the match between PSG and AC Milan. There was a PSG supporter who was stabbed before kickoff, and the AC Milan Ultras printed “Dollarumma” dollars with the intended purpose of throwing them at PSG’s goalkeeper. Should the referee have done more to protect Donnarumma from the abuse? We also discuss the overall discrepancy in foul calls between the two sides, with AC Milan not recording a foul until after an hour of match play.
We also discuss PSG’s attack, which failed to record a goal on the night. Instead, it was Milan Škriniar who scored the lone goal for the visitors. Kylian Mbappé was double, if not triple-teamed at times, Ousmane Dembélé continued his goal drought, and Randal Kolo Muani provided very little in front of goal with only one recorded shot in 60 minutes before he was subbed off. Should Luis Enrique brought on Gonçalo Ramos earlier or even started him? Kang-In Lee provided a spark on the bench and made a case for replacing Vitinha in the starting lineup.
Ethan and I share our level of concern for PSG as it comes to advancing out of the group and into the knockout stage and whether the match against Newcastle United F.C. at the end of the month is a must-win.
The podcast wraps up with a conversation about Real Madrid’s recent official statement that informed anyone who cares that they are not negotiating with Mbappé regarding a potential arrival next summer. Clearly, something is going on behind the scenes, and we try to figure out what that might be.
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