MATCH PSG – BRUGES 2019 – PSG have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday night, beating a valiant 1-0 Bruges squad with a goal of Icardi. Find on this page the video summary, notes and reactions.
Thomas Tuchel was honored at the end of this PSG – Bruges, the performance of Keylor Navas, author of several judgments decisfs, especially on the penalty Diagne. "He is very calm, confident and always attentive," explained the Paris coach, "today he has been exceptional (…) For me, the goalkeeper's post is very special, we have to accept the The difference between two goalkeepers is how they adapt to mistakes as everyone does. "
Mbaye Diagne who wanted to take the penalty in place of Hans Vanaken before missing his attempt yesterday against PSG, has caught the wrath of many observers in Belgium. Marc Degryse, a consultant for Het Laatste Nieuws, pointed to a "childlike" behavior before explaining: "He had nothing to gain by shooting this penalty, on the contrary, it's just crazy to see Diagne to take possession of the ball while Vanaken is the designated shooter I do not know if he will be punished, but on this aspect, con behavior does not correspond to the club of Bruges ".
This PSG – Brugge could have tipped in the 76th minute on the occasion of the penalty awarded to the Belgian team following a foul by Thiago Silva on Mbaye Diagne but the Senegalese striker, who wanted to do justice himself rather than giving way to the usual shooter, Hans Vanaken, was beaten by Keylor Navas. A situation that has strongly annoyed the coach from Bruges … "It's Hans who must shoot the penalty, it was not the case, we missed it and I was angry at the moment, explained Philippe Clement After the meeting, it was an individual choice, I do not like it, but it must be settled in the locker room. "
"It was clear before the match that we would suffer, explained Thomas Tuchel, the Paris coach, after this game PSG – Bruges.It is possible every game in the Champions League and a fortiori against a team like Bruges who has made 25 games this season and has only lost two, both against us Who thinks we can win against a team like that without suffering? In the first period, we started well but we lost too much In the second half, we also controlled the start and then we made some easy mistakes. to be because some players are tired (…) After the penalty, I had the feeling that we played with the fear of losing this victory while the other team played with the mentality of having nothing to lose (…) We are qualified, it's superb but we have two games to play, a big test against the Real then after Galatasaray at the Park ".
Philippe Clement, the coach of Bruges, showed some regrets after the loss suffered against PSG last night. "The disappointment dominates because we were very close, he said in a press conference.When we look at all our Champions League matches, we could have had more points, especially in the first leg. very proud of the performance of our team Finding a plan to hurt PSG was not difficult compared to their games in recent months My players have almost done it perfectly, but he missed some details in the execution ".
Colin Dagba, the young right-back of Paris Saint-Germain, also said after PSG – Bruges: "It's a good point to qualify, but we must not fall asleep on our laurels. matches, we have to take as many points as possible in this group, we already saw in the first leg that Bruges was a good team, who played ball well, did a good dry cleaning, but we showed our qualities and we stayed really solid, even if the match was not perfect. "
"The game was complicated," said Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder after a short win over Brugge, "we probably thought it would be a little quieter." There was a good team in front but apart from the penalty They did not have big chances, we can do better, especially when we have the ball, there were losses and it allowed them to stay high.We will improve that but this victory allows us to join The 8th two days from the end and it was not easy.It is good to go to Madrid being qualified.
Leonard, the Paris sports director, spoke at the microphone of RMC Sport after this PSG – Bruges. "It's difficult for everyone in the Champions League," he said after the hard-fought victory, "Bruges played very well and sold out a lot of money, we still have a lot of things to do. important to finish the job today and qualify. "
In trouble against Dijon, during the defeat of Paris last Friday, Keylor Navas has raised his head perfectly Wednesday night against Bruges in the Champions League. The Costa Rican goalkeeper of PSG was decisive by stopping the penalty of Mbaye Diagne, the striker of the Belgian team, thus preserving the advantage at the score of the Parisian club. "The penalty is always difficult, luckily, I went on the right side and it allows the team not to take a goal, it's the main," he responded to the microphone of PSG TV .
The qualification for the eighths in pocket, the horizon has been cleared for the PSG. However, this group stage of the Champions League is not over for the Parisians, who have two games left. The next is also prestigious since the players of Thomas Tuchel will move on November 26 on the lawn of Real Madrid, with the goal of first place in the group. "We are qualified, it's superb, we still have two games to play, a big test against Real, then after Galatasaray (December 11)," said the Paris coach at a press conference.