“Golden talent” Lee Kang-in (22) showed off his versatility. He showed off another good performance and led the team to victory.
Lee Kang-in’s team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) won 2-1 at home against Nantes in the 15th round of the 2023-2024 French League 1 at Parc des Princes at 5 a.m. on the 10th (Korea time). With this, PSG has won eight consecutive games in the league. Since winning against Rens in October, it has been a win-win situation. The possibility of winning the league is also growing. Currently, PSG is leading the league with 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss (36 points). It maintained a gap with AS Monaco (30 points), which is in second place. 온라인경마
South Korean striker Lee Kang-in played as a right winger. Earlier, Lee Kang-in usually played as a left midfielder, but he played a more aggressive role in this game. At the same time, PSG coach Luis Enrique believes in Lee Kang-in’s ability, and it can be seen as a tactic in preparation for the match against Dortmund (Germany), the final group stage match of the European Champions League, which will be held on the 14th. Usman Dembele, who played as a right-side striker, has been suspended and cannot play in the match against Dortmund. In place of this, Lee Kang-in is expected to play a role.
Fortunately, Lee Kang-in performed well on the day and received a passing point. He showed off his dignity in ranking first without any attack points. Soccer statistics magazine Sofa Score gave Lee the highest rating of 7.8. The score was higher than that of team ace Kylian Mbappe (6.9) and Randal Kolo Muani (7.6), the winner of the game. Another statistical media outlet, Hucored Dotcom, had a good rating of 7.03, and Foot Mob also scored 7.7.
Lee Kang-in played full-time for 90 minutes without any replacement and shot two times. He also succeeded in dribbling twice. He tried a lot of creative passes. The pass success rate was 80%, but he stabbed key passes as many as three times.
Enrique pulled out replacement cards in the second half in order to secure victory. He left out Manuel Ugarte, Marquignos, Vitinha, Carlos Soler, and Bradley Barcola. However, he left Lee Kang-in on the ground.
Lee Kang-in also rewarded the trust of coach Enrique. He played the starting role of the winning goal. In the 38th minute of the second half, when the score was 1-1, PSG got a free kick from the right side. Lee Kang-in stepped up as a kicker. Lee Kang-in, who checked the players gathered inside the penalty box, scored an accurate delivery cross. Marco Asensio, who was on the left side of the net, fired a decisive header shot. Asensio’s header shot was caught well by the goalkeeper, but Colo Muani, who was in front of him, calmly pushed it in to score the winning goal. PSG, who won the game, kept the lead until the end and harvested three points.
In addition, Lee Kang-in’s play was good. In the 16th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in showed a fantastic individual skill in his camp to take off the opposition’s pressure. He then handed a long pass to Kylian Mbappe in front of him as if he had measured it with a ruler. Mbappe also hit into the penalty box and tried to shoot, but was blocked by the opponent’s defense. Lee Kang-in also scored a foul against the opponent in the 20th minute of the first half by making a reckless breakthrough. In the 25th minute of the first half, he fired a sharp left-footed shot. The ball fell off the side of the net without winding it properly.
In the 8th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in ran toward the pass given by Bradley Barcola from the left side and fired a shot. However, the opponent’s defense blew itself away and blocked it.
French striker Colo Muani, who scored a goal with the help of Lee Kang-in, wore a PSG uniform last summer. He played as a key striker for his former team in Frankfurt, France, and was considered one of the top strikers in the German Bundesliga. However, after transferring to PSG, he was often disappointed. He also had a hard time competing for the starting lineup, as most of them played as substitutes in the league. However, in this match, he scored a goal to display his value. Lee Kang-in played a big role.
Another PSG striker, Barcola, scored the first goal in the 41st minute of the first half to overcome his sluggishness. Barcola was strongly criticized for throwing numerous chances at a match against Newcastle in the European Champions League on March 29. The day was different. He displayed a calm finish with an explosive dribble.
PSG coach Enrique brought up a 4-3-3 formation. Lee Kang-in, Mbappe, and Barcola took charge of the three-top. Vitinha, Ugarte, and Soler were behind. Four-back was defended by Luca Hernandez, Danilu Pereira, Marquignos, and Achraf Hakimi, and the goal was defended by Arnaud Tenas. Gianluigi Donnarumma, the main goalkeeper, was sent off from the previous game and could not play in the match. Tenas made three saves to help his team win.