“Only Di Maria held the shock“
Neymar and consort lost (1-2) this Wednesday against Manchester City, in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. Obviously, the news is causing a lot of reaction in France and in the four corners of Europe! For The team, the Parisians were “sparkling in the first half», But completely let go after the break. They will therefore have to achieve a feat on the return trip to secure a place in the final. They are “to the wall»Summarizes the daily. The tone is the same on the cover of Parisian this Thursday morning. “Condemned to the exploit“, Headlines the local media which even speaks of”miracle»In the event of qualification for the second leg. In its columns The Parisian also considers that “only Di Maria held the shock», Until the end of the meeting. It is according to the newspaper, the only one to have been “up to“.
“a city of dreams“
On the other side of the Channel, however, the tone is a little different, obviously. Like The Guardian who saw “a city of dreams», This Wednesday evening. The English media goes even further and explains that “PSG superstars have been put back in their place in Paris“. The subject makes the front page of all the tabloids as here with the Daily Mail which evokes “a perfect night for Pep“And feasts by titling:”damn it“! We also have fun on the front page of Daily Express this Thursday. “Rally the Blues“, Headlines the daily: a play on words with”Go the Blues” in French, “RallyBeing an expression to support someone. In the end for the English press, the heroes of this Mancunian demonstration are Pep Guardiola, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez, author of the victorious goal from a free kick.
Pep stronger than Neymar and Mbappé
In Spain, the Champions League poster is also making a lot of noise! The Parisian defeat thus made the front page of Marca this Thursday. The Iberian newspaper saw a “Dangerous neymar“, and one “Mbappé missingWho never knew how to beat this Manchester City team. And according to AS, all the credit goes to Pep Guardiola who muzzled Neymar and Mbappé. “PSG stars faded after the break“, Continues the Iberian duck which also evokes a”dark night for Keylor Navas“.