How PSG’s half-time change won the game vs Manchester United

How PSG’s half-time change won the game vs Manchester United

UEFA’s average positions diagram shows how Paris Saint-Germain managed to overcome Manchester United last night.

The French champions take a two-goal lead back to Paris for the return leg in three weeks time after a dominant second-half display at Old Trafford.

Both sides headed in at half-time with the scoreline goalless, however, Thomas Tuchel’s half-time change appears to have been decisive in changing the complexity of the tie in the second period.

Half-time change: PSG switch to three at the back vs Man United

UEFA show how PSG changed to three at the back during half-time – a switch which won the game.

The French champions started the game slowly but grew in confidence towards the end of the first-half.

Tuchel realised the need for a chance to swing the game in his side’s favour and acted during the interval.

Having fielded a number of players capable of playing different roles, he changed his side’s formation.

Thilo Kehrer dropped into central defence, Juan Bernat and Dani Alves became wing-backs whilst Julien Draxler replaced the Brazilian by moving in support of Kylian Mbappe.

Champions League review: Manchester United 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Ole Gunnar Soleskjaer suffered his first defeat as manager of Man United as PSG placed one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe hand the French champions a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg.

United suffered a further blow following the dismissal of Paul Pogba who will miss the return leg in Paris in three weeks.

United players slammed by L’Equipe after PSG defeat

Read more related stories here:

Why Angel Di Maria could be banned for second leg vs Manchester United

Everyone saw how PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe was lucky vs Man United

Soccer News

via 101 Great Goals

February 13, 2019 at 04:08AM


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s