Match Day Thread – 26 Aug 2017 | PSG 3-0 Saint-Etienne

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Line ups


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PSG (4-3-3) | Manager: Unai Emery

16.Areola – 12.Meunier, 5.Marquinhos, 3.Kimpembe, 20.Kurzawa – 27.Pastore, 8.Motta, 25.Rabiot – 11.di Maria, 9.Cavani, 10.Neymar

Saint-Etienne (3-4-3) | Manager: Oscar Garcia

16.Ruffier – 29.Gabriel, 24.Perrin, 2.Theophile-Catherine – 15.Janko, 13.Maiga, 17.Selnaes, 11.Silva – 21.Hamouma, 14.Bamba, 7.Dabo

Here is the general 5-4-1 defensive shape of St Etienne which was reactionary with regard to the ball near side and the ball carrier

The general set up from PSG playing out from the back and involving Neymar near the half space. Kurzawa occupies the wing high on the left

One of the reasons as to why PSG shelled out 222 million to buy Neymar. His decision making and passing against deep blocks is excellent.