Dizziness ? Very little for him. Marquinhos (26 years old) is not afraid of altitude. It is also in the air that the Brazilian once again rose above the pack, this Saturday afternoon, on a corner kicked by Neymar, to score Paris SG’s second goal against RC Lens (2-1, 35th day of Ligue 1). The summits, the Parisian captain definitely loves it.
Last Wednesday, against Manchester City (1-2, semi-final first leg of the Champions League), he had already hit the nail on the head, on a corner from Angel Di Maria, to open the scoring. And remember, even if he had left his partners at the half-hour mark, for an injury to the adductors, on the lawn of Bayern Munich to go to the quarter-finals (2-3), the Auriverde had weighed in the double confrontation against the Bavarians thanks to a magnificent fox goal from the surfaces.
Sacred offensive stats
The central defender has therefore scored in each of his last three appearances in the Paris jersey. A success worthy of the greatest forwards which recalls the importance of the Paulista for the Rouge-et-Bleu. “Marquinhos shows great offensive power. He has great timing, he believes and works believing that the ball will reach his zone and that he will score. He is very good behind and in front. He has great attacking potential ”, underlined Mauricio Pochettino in the post-match conference this weekend. The Argentine hopes his No.5 will extend his streak on Manchester City on Tuesday in the Champions League semi-final second leg).
And he has something to give rise to serious hopes. During the last Parisian visit to Manchester, on the lawn of Old Trafford in December 2020, Marqui had scored, again following a set piece, against United (1-3, 5th day of C1). And then, remember last summer, it was he who gave wings to the Parisians during the Final 8 in Lisbon, by equalizing in the quarterfinals in the last moments against Atalanta (2-1) then by putting the his on the way to success in the semi-finals against RB Leipzig, from the head, on a free kick from Di Maria, already (3-0). Hope it lasts.