He had disgusted the attackers and midfielders of Bayern Munich with his slaughter in the quarterfinals. This Wednesday, Idrissa Gueye (31) left to reproduce a performance of the same ilk. Aggressive in pressing and rather good in his ball outings, the Senegalese achieved a solid first period, like his whole team, considerably hampering Kevin De Bruyne, the creator of Manchester City, in his zone.
Upon returning from the locker room, while Paris SG seemed to mark the occasion, the midfielder was still one of the few to come out in pressing against Citizens and KDB. But the Lion of Teranga was less inspired. And on one of his climbs, he caused the free kick that allowed Riyad Mahrez to give the advantage to Mancuniens (71st).
A red that changes a lot of things
Worse, a few minutes later, for a completely failed tackle on Ilkay Gündogan, the former Lille was excluded directly by the German referee of the meeting Felix Brych (78th). Not only did he let his partners, led by the score, finish the game ten against eleven, but he completely upset the plans of his coach Mauricio Pochettino. Just before the exclusion of his No. 27, the Argentinian was preparing to launch Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi to try to get, at least, the equalizer.
The ex of Everton out, the Parisian technician changed his mind and made a defensive change, leaving Angel Di Maria to bring in Danilo Pereira. “After this action, he was the first to be disappointed, there is nothing to say, it’s football, it can happen, we can all make mistakes, that’s what happened. was not a good deed, but it can happen. Now we have to move on and plan on the next matches ”, said the coach at a post-match press conference. A red heavy with consequences, which will remain as the symbol of the game with two faces of PSG this Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes …