Abstauber Ander shines at Donnarumma’s PSG debut

Paris St. Germain left nothing to burn despite notable absences against newly promoted Clermont. The best replacement for Messi and Neymar was Ander Herrera.

In the style of a goalscorer: Ander Herrera (Mi.) was spot on twice.

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PSG had to do without Lionel Messi and Neymar, among others, both of whom were still in action on the Friday morning of our time in the World Cup qualifiers in South America. The Argentine was at least in the stadium and saw, among other things, the debut of Gianluigi Donnarumma, who was preferred to Keylor Navas in goal. Draxler also benefited from the offensive failures, he was also in the starting line-up.

The so far surprisingly strong climber was under pressure from the start, PSG immediately took the initiative. Just as Clermont had freed himself a little, the Parisians struck: Hakimi prevailed very strongly on the right, his flank let goalkeeper Desmas clap forward. Ander Herrera was spot on and headed in, but there were doubts at first. Mbappé stood in the way of the ball and made an active move towards it, but was apparently not offside. The VAR gave the hit (20th).

After Dossou had tested debutant Donnarumma for the first time with a long-range shot, it went again according to scheme F. This time Mbappé spun on the right, made Hountondji look very old and brought the leather into the danger zone. Again it was maneuvered forward, this time by Ogier. And who was there? Of course, Ander Herrera, to whom the ball was served on a silver platter – 2-0, 31st minute.

Draxler’s fine feet – the rest is Mbappé business

After the break, Draxler also had his big moment. The pass into the barrel of Mbappé in the 55th minute was nothing more than a feast for the eyes. The scorer did the rest in the best manner – after he had rounded keeper Desmas and pushed in, Mbappé was allowed to celebrate his fourth goal of the season.

Goals and cards

Ander Herrera (20′)

Ander Herrera (31′)

Mbappé (55′)

Gueye (65′)

Paris St. Germain

Paris SG

Clermont Foot


Referee team
Mikael Lesage

Mikael Lesage

Game info

He was denied another goal. Although he played cat and mouse with Ogier in the 65th minute, Desmas blocked the shot. However, Gueye was spot on and headed the leather from a very short distance to make it 4-0 over the line. It should have been the last great climax, Clermont submitted to the defeat early and left Donnarumma alone. PSG saved energy for the Champions League – the star ensemble will compete in Bruges on Wednesday.

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