Lee Kang-In started and played the full 82 minutes, but the draw was not enough.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) drew 0-0 with Lorient in the first leg of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, at 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – Luca Hernandez, Milan Skriniar, Danilo Pereira, Achraf Hakimi – Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, Warren Zairemery – Lee Kang-In, Gonzalo Hamus, Marco Asensio
Lorient (3-4-2-1): Yvonne Mbogo (GK) – Vincent Le Goff, Montassar Talbi, Julien Laporte – Theo Le Bris, Jean-Victor Makengo, Bamo Meite, Jaden Kalulu – Laurent Aversel, Romain Fabre – Bamba Dieng
PSG’s chances went begging. In the eighth minute of the first half, Lee Kang-In won a breakaway from the defense in front of the penalty box before crossing to Asensio. Asensio was immediately picked out by Hamuth, whose exquisite left-footed shot was tipped over by the keeper.
Lee Kang-in certainly looked light on his feet. His ball possession and link-ups were very smooth. In the 12th minute, his pass through six defenders was a masterpiece. In the 16th minute, after folding in front of the penalty arc, his bold shot was blocked by the defense. Both corner and free-kick set pieces were won by Lee Kang-in.
It was a rather frustrating game. PSG had more than 80% of the possession, but couldn’t easily break through Lorient’s tight defense. In the 31st minute, Hamuth’s shot was blocked by a defender and didn’t go anywhere near the goal. In the 35th minute, Asensio’s shot from inside the penalty box also hit a defender and rolled weakly.
Lee Kang-in’s assist was denied. In the 36th minute, Lee Kang-in received a through ball and sent in a cross from the right side of the penalty box. However, it was a no-mark chance for Hakimi, who could not get a close enough touch.
Lorient hit the ground. In the 42nd minute, Vitinha lost the ball in the middle of the field and Aubergel picked it up and sprinted away. Aberzell then fired a shot from the edge of the penalty box that hit the near post. The first half ended 0-0.
Lee Kang-in’s goal went wide. Two minutes into the second half, a cross came into the penalty box. Lee Kang-in chest-trapped it and shot it with his right foot, but it hit a defender’s foot and went over the side of the goal. The ensuing corner kick was taken by Lee Kang-in and Hamuth’s header went wide of the post.
PSG continued to dominate and create chances. In the seventh minute of the second half, a pass from Hakimi found Vitinha in front of the penalty arc. The ball sailed just wide of the top left corner. We were forced to use a substitution. In the 24th minute, Vitinha and Asensio came off and Luis and Soler came on.
PSG failed to open up Lorient’s goal in a crucial chance. In the 31st minute, Lee cut in from the right flank to the center and played a transition pass. Soler then exchanged one-on-one passes with Ugarte. Soler’s cutback pass was met by a rushing Luis, but his shot was saved by the goalkeeper. In the 33rd minute, Soler sent in a cross from the left flank and Hamuth’s header went wide of the post.
Lee Kang-in’s role lasted until the 82nd minute. In the 37th minute of the second half, Lee and Lukaku came on for Ekitiqe and Marquinhos.바카라
There were five minutes of second-half stoppage time. In the second minute of stoppage time, Soler’s mid-range shot was saved by the keeper, and in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Ugarte’s shot from the front of the penalty arc went just wide of the post. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Footmob: Gianluigi Donnarumma (6.5) – Luca Hernandez (8.1), Milan Skriniar (7.7), Danilo Pereira (8.3), Achraf Hakimi (8.3) – Vitinha (7.2), Manuel Ugarte (7.8), Warren Zaire Emery (7.2) – Lee Kang-In (7.2), Gonzalo Hamus (7.1), Marco Asensio (6.8)
Couch Score: Gianluigi Donnarumma (6.7) – Luca Hernandez (7.9), Milan Skriniar (7.4), Danilo Pereira (7.9), Achraf Hakimi (8.3) – Vitinha (7.4), Manuel Ugarte (8.0), Warren Zairemeri (7.5) – Lee Kang-In (7.4), Gonzalo Hamus (7.4), Marco Asensio (7.3)