The joint goal between Lee Kang-in and Mbappe that everyone was looking forward to finally came out.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) won 3-2 in the 10th round of the French Ligue 1 of the 2023-2024 season against Brest held at Stade Francis Le Blés in Brest, France on the 29th (Korean time). Lee Kang-in scored his first attack point since his League 1 debut on this day. Assisted Mbappe’s goal. It created the scene that Korean soccer fans so desperately wanted: Lee Kang-in stabbing and Mbappe finishing. PSG, which achieved three consecutive wins thanks to Lee Kang-in’s performance, has 21 points (6 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss) and jumped to second place. The point gap with leader Nice (22 points) is now 1 point. Brest, who unfortunately lost, remained in 6th place with 15 points.
PSG took out the 4-2-2-2 card that day. Kylian Mbappe and Gonzalo Hamus took on the top two, with Bradley Barcola and Lee Kang-in on the left and right. Warren Zaire-Emery and Fabian Lewis were in midfield. The back four consisted of Lucas Hernández, Milan Skriniar, Danilu and Ashraf Hakami. The goal was guarded by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Lee Kang-in again started as a starter. Lee Kang-in appears to be establishing himself as a clear starting member after returning to PSG. Lee Kang-in is having the best October. Starting with the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 7th, Lee Kang-in scored his debut goal in the A match against Tunisia on the 13th. Afterwards, he even scored his first goal in the European Champions League (UCL), his dream stage. Lee Kang-in scored a key goal in the 44th minute of the second half in the third match of Group F of the 2023-2024 European Champions League group stage against AC Milan held at Parc des France in Paris, France on the 26th. PSG won 3-0 with consecutive goals from Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, and Lee Kang-in. ‘Shootdori’, whose dream was to represent the national team and UCL, achieved all of these dreams in October. Lee Kang-in also wrote in French on his SNS, ‘A magical night in Paris! ‘Let’s move forward to achieve more,’ he wrote.
A relay of praise continues over Lee Kang-in’s performance. French media outlet Foot Mercato said, ’19 minutes was enough. He highly praised Lee Kang-in, saying, “In a short period of time, Lee Kang-in showed clean, decisive and aggressive qualities.” He continued, ‘Lee Kang-in is threatening Dembele. While Dembele struggled, Lee Kang-in, who replaced Dembele, scored a valuable goal. Dembele, who is already receiving criticism at PSG, did not play effectively. “Even if Dembele continues to gain coach Luis Enrique’s trust, Lee Kang-in knows how to utilize the time and opportunities given to him,” he said.
Mallorca, Lee Kang-in’s former team, congratulated Lee Kang-in on his UCL+PSG debut goal. On the 27th, Mallorca uploaded a photo celebrating Lee Kang-in’s PSG debut goal through their official SNS. In the photo, Lee Kang-in and Muriki, who was once Lee Kang-in’s best friend during his time in Mallorca, were together. Below is a photo of Lee Kang-in’s PSG debut goal, along with a congratulatory comment saying, ‘Congratulations on your last goal in La Liga and your first goal in UCL.’
Lee Kang-in started on the bench that day. Lee Kang-in made his return in the league match against Strasbourg on the 22nd. It was the return to the league after two months. Lee Kang-in started as a starter that day and played full time. The last time Lee Kang-in played in a league game was in the second round (1-1 draw) against Toulouse on August 20. On August 22nd, PSG posted on the club’s official website, ‘Tuesday’s medical update will focus on Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in injured his left quadriceps muscle. He said he plans to focus on treatment until the A-match ends in September. Prior to this, French media also intensively reported on Lee Kang-in’s injury. L’Equipe said, ‘Ahead of the third round against Lens, bad news was delivered to PSG about Lee Kang-in’s injury.’
Fortunately, recovery was quick. Hangzhou Asian Games national team coach Hwang Seon-hong, who constantly communicated with Lee Kang-in and checked his physical condition, said, “I received an official email and was told that the (injury) recovery is fast,” and “I understand that he will be training with the ball from the first week of this month. A match in September. “After the end of the season, we are preparing to return in time for the weekend game,” he said.
Lee Kang-in succeeded in his return through the first match of Group F of the 2023-2024 European Champions League group stage against Dortmund held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 20th of last month. Lee Kang-in was substituted in the second half. Lee Kang-in, who entered the field in the 34th minute of the second half, did not perform well as it was a short period of time. However, his physical condition did not look bad. Lee Kang-in attempted 12 passes that day and boasted a 100% success rate. There were no shots or key passes. Lee Kang-in received a rating of 6.1 points from WhoScored.com. With his participation on this day, Lee Kang-in succeeded in returning to the European Champions League for the first time in four years. Lee Kang-in previously experienced the European Champions League while playing for Valencia. Lee Kang-in, who came on as a substitute in the 45th minute of the second half in the first leg of the group stage against Chelsea in the 2019-2020 season, set the record as the youngest Korean to debut in the European Champions League at 18 years, 6 months and 30 days. The previous record was Jung Woo-young, who played for Bayern Munich at the time, at 19 years, 2 months and 8 days.
After this game, Lee Kang-in joined the Asian Games national team and succeeded in winning a gold medal. Although she didn’t perform as well as expected, she helped her win the gold medal. Lee Kang-in conducted an interview with the club immediately after returning to his team, and he said, “Paris (club) gave me a good opportunity, so I was able to win the gold medal, which was my goal at the Asian Games.” After lengthy discussions with the club, Lee Kang-in joined Hwang Seon-hong on September 21 and contributed to Korea’s third consecutive victory. He won a gold medal in the finals of the Korea-Japan match and received military service benefits. He joined the team on the 20th and was given ‘Indian rice’ by his colleagues to welcome them. PSG coach Luis Enrique also personally patted Lee Kang-in on the back.
Lee Kang-in said, “Coming to a big club in the summer was another challenge for me,” and looking back on the moment he left Mallorca and moved to PSG, he said, “I have a strong desire to compete with the players and show a good performance. I am in good physical condition. “I am ready to run. I have a strong desire to run quickly,” he said.
Lee Kang-in suffered a thigh injury at the end of August and was sidelined for about a month. He said, “I had an injury before going to the Asian Games, but my physical condition improved a lot while playing the Asian Games and A match. It will get better in the future.”
Lee Kang-in joined the A team after the Asian Games and showed off his peak skills. He scored two goals in an A-match friendly against Tunisia and one goal against Vietnam. It was his international debut goal against Tunisia. Lee Kang-in raised his voice, saying, “I don’t know how many minutes I will play against Strasbourg, but if I do play, I will try my best to help the team.” He finally smiled, saying, “In the A match, many fans were wearing PSG uniforms. I am so grateful. I want to perform better and attract more fans.”
Coach Luis Enrique suddenly named Lee Kang-in. Coach Enrique appointed Lee Kang-in as the right wing of the 4-4-2 formation. Mbappe-Hamus, the top two, and Bacola, Vitinha, Luis, and Lee Kang-in formed the waist line. The back four consisted of Hernández, Pereira, Marquinhos, and Soller. The goal was guarded by Donnarumma. Lee Kang-in did not make many touches that day. Lee Kang-in attempted 53 passes and succeeded 48 while making 73 touches. The key pass and long pass were successful once. I could only shoot once. In particular, there was never a successful dribble. Lee Kang-in and Mbappe did not receive many balls. Even when he received the ball, he seemed to focus on tactical connection. The situation was similar even after Dembele moved to the left in the 21st minute of the second half. Serving as the starting point for Soler’s goal in the 31st minute of the first half was his most notable performance on the day. Lee Kang-in received a rating of 6.6 from WhoScored.com, a rating of 6.9 from SofaScore, and a rating of 7.1 from FootMob. After the game, Lee Kang-in expressed his feelings in French on his SNS, saying, “I am back at Parc des Princes. I am happy to win.”
Lee Kang-in’s next mission, after a successful return to the league, was UCL. In an interview with PSG TV, Lee Kang-in said, “UCL is a stage that not only me but all players want to play on. It is an important tournament for me and the team,” and expressed his determination, “I will prepare well for the game against AC Milan and make sure we win.” He continued, “We are well aware that this is a very important game. We are a team that always wants to win every game, and we only think about winning. If we do what we prepare, we can win.” He added, “I’m really looking forward to it and hope that day comes quickly. I was young. “I have moved to the team I dreamed of since and am playing with the best players in the world. I want to play quickly,” he said, expressing his desire to participate.
Coach Enrique also said, “AC Milan plays in 4-3-3. They show organized play regardless of whether they have the ball or not. Sometimes they put 5 people on defense and adjust the formation,” adding, “We also have the ability to adapt to the opponent’s strategy. “If Milan make a change, we will do what we have prepared, and if there is no change, we will play as usual.”
European media predicted that Lee Kang-in would start on the bench. Lee Kang-in was on the bench in the expected starting list for the PSG-AC Milan match released by UEFA on the official website on the 24th. France’s RMC Sports also said, ‘Warren Jair Emery has returned from injury. He is now ready to play in the next game. “Vitinya, who missed the Newcastle game, is also expected to take charge of the midfield.” Other media predicted the possibility of Fabian Lewis playing, but all predicted that Lee Kang-in would start on the bench.
Director Enrique’s choice was ‘Expressive Joker’. First, Ousmane Dembele took Lee Kang-in’s place. Coach Enrique brought out the 4-3-3 formation that day. Mbappe, Kolo Muani, and Dembele formed the top three. The French national team’s starting three-top player came out as is. The waist line included Jair-Emery, Manuel Ugarte, and Vitinha. The back four consisted of Lucas Hernández, Marquinhos, Milan Skrniar, and Ashraf Hakimi. The goal was guarded by Gianluigi Donnarumma. It was the best lineup that PSG could bring out. As expected, Lee Kang-in stood on the bench and waited to be dispatched.
AC Milan also introduced the 4-3-3 card. Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic formed the top three. Tijani Lijnders, Rade Krunic, and Yunus Musa appeared in midfield. Theo Hernández, Fikayo Tomori, Malik Chiau and Pierre Kalulu made up the defense. Mike Meignan put on his goalkeeper gloves.
The confrontation between the Hernández brothers attracted attention. Lucas and Theo are brothers who work together on the French national team, and this time they both played as left fullbacks. Lucas is a player who is strong in defense and Theo is a player who is strong in attack. Although they are brothers, their styles are very different. Lucas left Bayern Munich ahead of this season and wore a PSG uniform. Bayern, who sent Lucas, recruited Kim Min-jae to fill the void. Lucas suffered from injuries last season. Theo performed best for AC Milan and was rated as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Donnarumma was given the task of blocking the attack of her home team. Donnarumma left AC Milan as a free agent last season and joined PSG.
Lee Kang-in came on as a substitute in the 26th minute of the second half. Although he was only a short time, he left a strong impression. He recorded a total of 21 touches, showing a pass success rate of 93%. He attempted 15 passes and completed 14 of them. He attempted a long pass once and succeeded. In particular, he exploded with his debut goal. In the 44th minute of the second half, he exchanged a one-two pass with Jair-Emere near the right touchline, just in front of the halfway line, and then rushed to the center. Jair-Emery drove the ball into the center from the right side of the penalty area. When substitute Gonzalo Hamus sensibly let the ball go, Lee Kang-in had a no-mark chance near the arc. Lee Kang-in fired a left-footed diagonal shot into the corner of the goal. It was his debut goal for PSG and his UCL debut goal. Lee Kang-in also shined defensively on this day. Although it was a short period of time, he attempted 5 ground duels and succeeded 3 times, and made 2 successful tackles.
Lee Kang-in received a rating of 7.6 from PotMob and a rating of 7.4 from SofaScore. WhoScored.com gave it a rating of 7.2. Although he only came on as a substitute for a short time, he had the 4th or 5th highest rating on the team. That’s how big the impact of his debut goal was. At PSG, Zaire Emery was highly rated, followed by Mbappe, Randal Muani, and Donnarumma. On WhoScored.com, Mbappe received the highest score. In AC Milan, Pulisic received the highest rating. Other players only received low ratings of around 6 points.
Lee Kang-in, who showed a good performance against AC Milan, was selected as a starter against Brest. Lee Kang-in was on fire from the beginning. He received a pass from Mbappe in the 3rd minute of the first half and attempted a left-footed shot, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper. PSG scored the first goal in the 16th minute of the first half. Jair-Emery, who received a pass from Barcola, scored the first goal with a fantastic mid-range shot.
Lee Kang-in and Mbappe continued to work together. In the 18th minute, Mbappe’s cross from the left was headed to Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in was unable to properly control the ball that passed behind the goalkeeper and was unable to shoot. In the 21st minute, Lee Kang-in finished Hamus’ pass with his right foot, but the goalkeeper made a save.
Finally, the Lee Kang-in-Mbappe combination exploded. In the 28th minute, Lee Kang-in struck a fantastic left-footed out-front kick toward the front during a counterattack. Mbappe caught it and succeeded in finishing with a unique shot toward the near post with one defender in front. Mbappe shared his joy by hugging Lee Kang-in. Brest’s counterattack was also formidable. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Steve Munier scored with a header.
In the end, the first half ended with PSG leading 2-1.
Brest pushed hard in the early part of the second half. Set pieces were used to set the mood. In the end, in the 7th minute of the second half, Jeremy Le Duaroun’s head brought the game to a close. PSG, hit by a blow, made an aggressive substitution. In the 18th minute, Barcola and Hamus were removed and Ousmane Dembele and Randal Colo-Muani were brought on. When Dembele moved to the right, Lee Kang-in moved to left midfield. Lee Kang-in was replaced by Vitinya in the 29th minute of the second half.
PSG ended up scoring a dramatic goal. In the 44th minute of the second half, Colo-Muanyi scored a penalty kick. Mbappe took over as kicker. The goalkeeper blocked the penalty kick, but Mbappe pushed it in again, scoring the winning goal.
Lee Kang-in played 74 minutes that day and touched the ball 52 times. The pass success rate reached 90%, and one assist and one key pass were recorded. Crosses and long passes were attempted 4 times and succeeded twice. After a long time, I tried dribbling 3 times and succeeded 2 times. There were 2 effective shots. On defense, he competed on the ground 14 times, successfully completing 7, and recorded 4 tackles. Footmob gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 8.1 points. It was the third highest ranking on the team, following Jair-Emery (8.8 points), who received the highest rating, and Mbappe (8.8 points), who scored multiple goals. Sofa Score gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 7.2 points, which was the 5th highest rating in the team after Mbappe (8.8 points), Jair-Emery (7.9 points), Danilo (7.6 points), and Barcola (7.3 points). .온라인카지노
The reactions of other media outlets were no different. France Get French Football gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 7 and said, ‘Lee Kang-in impressed with his ability to find space in the attacking area and his perfect passing. “The pass towards Mbappe from the back showed excellent technique and vision,” he praised. The ‘PSG community’ applauded Lee Kang-in’s help, saying ‘Lee Kang-in’s pass is like candy,’ and the official French Ligue 1 SNS even summarized Lee Kang-in’s performance in one line, saying, “Maestro.”
France’s Foot Mercato gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 5.5 points, the second highest after Mbappe (7 points), and said, ‘Lee Kang-in has always played fairly, and his technical quality is still very impressive. He played a crucial role in helping Mbappe score, and although he touched the ball a lot, his contribution diminished in the second half.
Another media outlet, ‘Maxifoot’, also gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 6.5 points and said, ‘Lee Kang, who replaced Dembele, showed an interesting performance. ‘He put himself in danger, but his movements made a difference,’ he explained. ’90min’ gave a rating of 6 and said, ‘Lee Kang-in has gained momentum since returning from the Asian Games. After playing an interesting game against Strasbourg and scoring a goal against AC Milan, he once again captivated the team.’