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Lee Kang-in showed off his presence again this time.
PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) defeated Nantes 2-1 in the home game of the 15th round of the French Ligue 1 of the 2023-2024 season held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 10th (Korean time).
PSG, with 36 points with 11 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss, firmly maintained its first place in Ligue 1. It's their last 8 consecutive wins in Ligue 1. The gap with 2nd place AS Monaco has widened to 6 points.
Lee Kang-in started for three consecutive games. He also played full time in two consecutive games. He appears to have a clear advantage in the competition for the starting position.
On this day, PSG used the 4-3-3 formation. Kylian Mbappe, Lee Kang-in, and Bradley Barcola were selected as the top three. The midfield consisted of Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, and Carlos Soler. The back four consisted of Lucas Hernández, Danilo Pereira, Marquinhos, and Ashraf Hakimi. The starting goalkeeper's gloves were worn by Arnau Tenas.
As soon as the game started, Mbappe moved sharply. Mbappe used his individual abilities to penetrate the Nantes defense. He fired a powerful shot from the center of the penalty box. Even though the goalkeeper made a save, it was a moment that brought the momentum back to PSG.
In the 15th minute of the first half, the joint play between Lee Kang-in and Mbappe stood out. Lee Kang-in sent an accurate long pass toward Mbappe, and Mbappe, who caught the ball, penetrated into the center and fired a powerful shot. The ball was blocked by the Nantes defense.
Two minutes later, Lee Kang-in fell to the ground. He was hit in the face by the opponent's shin as he tried to dislodge the ball. The referee declared a foul. Lee Kang-in complained of pain, but fortunately he was not injured.
Afterwards, he shook up the Nantes defense with a brilliant tri-block. In the 19th minute of the first half, he induced a foul against the opponent with his individual skills. He also attempted a sharp curling kick from the right side.
PSG's first goal came in the 41st minute of the first half. The main character is Barcola. After catching the ball on the left side, he beat one defender with his personal skills. Afterwards, he entered the penalty box and finished with a direct shot.
In the 9th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in had a chance to score. After Barcola succeeded in breaking through from the left, the pass passed past Mbappe and headed to Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in fired a left-footed shot, but was blocked by the Nantes defense and swallowed his disappointment.
PSG rarely scored an additional goal. Rather, tension arose as Nantes was allowed to make effective shots. A goal was allowed in the 11th minute of the second half. Nantes' Mostafa Mohamed equalized with a header from Florent Molet's cross.
Sunday, December 10, 2023