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Kylian Mbappe urged people not to "be afraid" of how Paris Saint Germain Neymar and Edinson Cavani will be right in their victory against Manchester United on Tuesday 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
The two injured were absent for the Parisians, but they managed to impose a first defeat in 12 games to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, thanks to the goals of Presnel Kimpembe and Mbappe at Old Trafford.
MailOnline's Peter Rutzler told French radio: "People have to stop selling fear and fear, of course, Neymar is extremely important and Cavani is fundamental, but football is played in the field. evening, do not be afraid, we're fine. "
United's chances of getting a good result in the first leg were considerably reinforced by the injuries inflicted on Neymar and Cavani, but they had their own problems since Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard were both forced to leave shortly of time before the break.
Their replacements, Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez-The last one in particular… Little offered, and the Red Devils managed to lead only one of their 10 shots on goal.
On the other end, Kimpembe escaped Nemanja Matic's attention to a corner kick from Angel Di Maria in the 53rd minute.
Seven minutes later, the former United player, Di Maria, was again supplier for Mbappe:
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His pace is scary!
A clinical finish too … His 23rd goal this season 👏 https://t.co/PehkjPLIcj
"I could have scored goal # 3 and I think this third goal would have ended the game," he said.said the Frenchman after being deprived of a splint by David De Gea. "But I'll try to get one in the second leg."
United's difficulties were compounded by Paul Pogba's last red card when he received a second booking for a foul on Dani Alves. The French will be suspended for the return leg in Paris.
David Cartlidge and Jonathan Johnson of ESPN congratulated PSG after their victory:
David Cartlidge @Davidjaca
Professional job of PSG. We could see them gaining confidence as the game unfolded. Verratti is very good when we get on the pitch, but Marquinhos MOTM. Strong, composed and selfless at the base of the midfielder … dominated.
Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip
Saw some PSG fans recently suggest that no progress has been made this season. The reversal of the group stage of the Champions League must look a long time ago. It is a hope to remind us that the PSG finally seems to progress after a few years of stagnation.
If the PSG had won despite the psychological shock of losing two of their most important players, it could be a big result for a team a little fragile on the European scene in recent years.
Last season, they were knocked down by real Madrid in the round of 16 after losing Neymar as a result of injury before the second leg, and they have not yet reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
After taking a 4-0 lead in the first leg, PSG were beaten in a notorious way by Barcelona. In 2017, it will therefore be necessary for the decisive match to take place in front of the match against United to show that it has improved in this respect.