Behind the scenes of the evening at the Parc des Princes

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For his entry into the running in Champions Leaguethe PSG faced the Juventus Torino to Princes Park. The men of Christophe Galtier won (2-1), and ended a series of games without a win against the Vielle Dame club. This success is the best way to start the European campaign, and the atmosphere throughout the evening in the lair of the club in the capital was there.

At the players’ entrance, the spans of the Princes Park set the tone with an impressive pyrotechnic show. If this crack of smoke made the happiness of the supporters and players of the PSGI’UEFA should also be rubbing their hands on it. Indeed, according to RMC Sports, the European body should sanction the club of the capital without closing the platform. The penalty should be financial. In other stands, including the official one, smiles were on all Parisian faces. The president of the Juventus Torino, Andrea Agnelli, was he logically not smiling. According to a witness present a few rows from the Italian leader “ he seemed elsewhere, like a lost lamb“, remarks collected by RMC Sports. His counterpart, Nasser Al-Khelaifi went to his locker room to congratulate his players: ” We have to continue like this“, exclaimed the Qatari leader.

An oversight, a topic of discussion in the locker room after the match

Author of a double for this victory against Turin, Kylian Mbappe had the opportunity to score a hat-trick in the 51st minute. Eccentric on the right side, the French striker forgets Neymar into the box and hits a small net outside. In the wake of this occasion, the Parisian number 7 and the Brazilian star do not look at each other, but the native of Bondy (93) apologizes a few seconds later with a simple wave of the hand.

In post-match reaction, Christophe Galtier was asked about this action: I don’t know if Kylian sees Ney. I don’t have the right angle. Obviously that goal would have been synonymous with relief. But we start this competition well“. RMC Sports reveals that after the meeting ” the coach will review the images to realize the obvious but without overwhelming the double scorer of the evening“. The two protagonists spoke again of this moment of the match “ in a relaxed way“.

Christophe Galtier also had to manage the controversy concerning him personally. After his joke at the pre-match press conference concerning the means of transport used by the PSG for his travels, the French technician is at the heart of a political and media outcry. A case which, according to RMC Sportsoccupied the mind of the former coach of the LOSC all day Tuesday. The Parisian leaders were waiting for the explanations and the reaction of their coach in place. Internally, discussions would have been held regarding the most opportune moment to break the silence. It is finally after the meeting that Christophe Galtier advances: It was a shoddy joke and not at the right time. Believe me, I’m concerned about climate issues, our planet’s issues“, he said in the pre-match press conference, taking the lead even before the first question was asked.

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