Lee Kang-in played for 45 minutes and scored 5.5 points

PSG, who fought 10 men, beat Marseille 2-0

Lee Kang-in, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), was replaced in the second half of the match against Olympique Marseille and played for 45 minutes, but received a low rating from local media.

In an away match at Le Clasique held at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France on Sunday (Korea time), PSG beat Marseille 2-0 despite being outnumbered by one of them. PSG, which added three more points, secured its lead with 18 wins, eight draws and one loss, and 62 points. Marseille ranked seventh with 10 wins, nine draws and eight losses.

The home team, Marseille, went on a 4-3-3 run. Pau López was on goal, while Ulysses Garcia, Champs Mbemba, Leonardo Valerdi and Quentin Merlang made up the back four. Jordans Berrettu, Jeffrey Kondogvia, and Amin Harit made up the midfield, with Luis Enhiki, Ilimanc Ndiaye, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang playing as three top players.

The away team PSG faced off 4-3-1-2. Gianluigi Donnarumma wore goalkeeper gloves. Luca Hernandez, Lucas Veraldu, Danilu Pereira, and Ashraf Hakimi took charge of the defense. Fabian Lewis, Vitinha, and Warren Zaire Emery worked together in the midfield, while Usman Dembele played as a central attacking midfielder. Kylian Mbappe and Randal Colo Muani Two-top were in charge of the front line. Lee Kang-in waited on the bench for instructions to play.

PSG took the early flow of the game.

Judging from 토토사이트, PSG took the early flow of the game. After Dembele broke through in the fourth minute of the first half, he gave a pass to the center. Vitinha caught and hit a shot, but the ball went over the net. Marseille also fought back. Berretu’s cross went in sharply, and Danilu almost led to an own goal as he tried to clear it. In the ensuing corner kick, Luca Hernandez blocked Ndiaye’s shot and overcame the crisis.

In the 14th minute of the first half, Marseille scored its first shot on goal. Aubameyang’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Donmarumma. Aubameyang, who missed the opportunity, tried to break through at a fast speed a minute later, drawing Veraldo’s yellow card.

He shook the net with a shot that made the goalkeeper lethargic.

Marseille hit it. Berrettu’s mid-range shot went past Donnarumma and hit the post. PSG couldn’t come to their senses under pressure from Marseille. PSG seemed to have a chance in the 20th minute, but Mbemba tackled Kolomuani’s cross.

In the 30th minute, Dembele dribbled past three Marseille players with a fantastic dribble. However, the team failed to finish. He missed the opportunity with a bad shot.

PSG is in crisis. In the 38th minute of the first half, Veraldu was shown a yellow card for a foul on Aubameyang at the counterattack opportunity by Marseille. Veraldu was sent off after VAR was corrected to direct red. Luca and Danilu were then shown yellow cards, making their defense unstable.

PSG, which had 10 people fighting, finished the first half 0-0 while holding out the rest of the time.

At the start of the second half, PSG called in Kolo Muani and put in Lee Kang-in. Marcelo put in Samuel Gougo instead as Mbemba, who was supporting the defense, collapsed due to injury in the sixth minute of the second half. PSG’s first goal came shortly after. Vitinha beat the defense after turning around with a good touch. After exchanging one-two passes with Dembele, Vitinha shook the net with a shot that made the opposing goalkeeper helpless.

PSG, where 10 players fought, won by two goals

Marcelo equalized in the 13th minute of the second half but was denied a goal when offside was declared. PSG then replaced Gonzalez Hamus with Mbappe, who had been sluggish. They also let go of Manuel Ugarte and Marco Asensio without Fabian Luis and Dembele.

PSG’s mercenary skills worked. In the 40th minute of the second half, Hamus had a one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper, and he made it 2-0 with a light finish. Marseille hit the ground as Harit’s second consecutive shot came out but was blocked by Donnarumma’s goalkeeper. Five minutes of extra time were given, and PSG, which fought with 10 players, rather took a two-goal victory.

As there was only one PSG player on the day, Lee didn’t have many chances to play. According to Football statistics outlet Foot Mob, Lee only recorded 29 touches on the ball and succeeded 18 times on the day, recording a 90 percent pass success rate. He also dribbled twice and succeeded once. However, he attempted two crosses but failed all of them. He also recorded one turnover. In particular, it was not very helpful defensively as it lost seven times in the face of ball contention. The rating was 6.2 points.

Media assessments were even more harsh. “Lee Kang-in, who replaced Colo Muani, played a lot to cover the spacious stadium,” French football team Footmercato said in a good assessment. “He hardly missed passes and knew how to perform his role to minimize numerical inferiority,” but scored only 5.5 points.

Of course, considering that PSG players’ ratings were not good overall on the day, it cannot be seen as a bad thing. Fabian Lewis, who started the day, only scored 3.5 points, and Veraldo, who was sent off, did not get a rating at all. Colom Muani scored five points, which was lower than Lee Kang-in, and Mbappe also received four points after a lackluster performance that failed to hit a single shot.

Once again, he proved his ability.

Footmercato said, “Mbappe’s presence shone in the goal scene early in the game. He brought PSG’s attack to life. In the early part of the second half, he scored his second goal in the league by cutting through Montpellier’s net after playing in conjunction with Colomuani,” adding, “Lee Kang-in led the tempo in the second half. He sometimes failed to concentrate at the crossroads of choice, but he proved his capability once again when it comes to ball possession.”

HOM even mentioned legendary Lionel Messi. Referring to Messi, who played for PSG until last season, he said, “Lee Kang-in’s shot hit the corner of the goal. His left foot shot reminded me of Lionel Messi’s heyday.”

Since then, he has continued to play in A matches. Lee Kang-in, who was summoned to the national team for the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 North-Central America World Cup, assisted Son in an away match in Thailand, showing off a sharp sense of left foot.

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