Lee makes his official debut in the 82nd minute…PSG hold Lorient to a disappointing 0-0 draw on opening day

August 13, 2023 | by

Lee Kang-in made his official debut. But the three points were not enough.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) drew 0-0 with Lorient in the opening match of the first round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, at 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

PSG deployed a 4-3-3 formation on the day. Lee, Hamus, and Asensio lined up up front, with Vitinha, Ugarte, and Zaire-Emery forming the midfield. The back four was a combination of Lukaku, Skriniar, Danilu and Hakimi, with Donnarumma in goal.

Lorient countered with a 3-4-3 formation. Le Bree, Dieng, and Favre started in the back three, while Le Gouffe, Makengo, Abergel, and Kalulu played in midfield. The back three was Talbi, Laporte, and Meite, with Mbogu in goal.

PSG had the first good look. In the eighth minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in broke free of opposition pressure and played the ball to Asensio. Asensio immediately played a pass to Hammus, whose left-footed curling shot was saved by the opposing goalkeeper.

Lee Kang-in’s shot on target. In the 15th minute, Lee Kang-In cut in from the right to the center of the box and tried a left-footed shot that was blocked by the defender in front of him. PSG had a shot on goal. In the 35th minute, Asensio got on the end of a pass from Zaire-Emerick, but his shot from the front of the penalty box went straight at the keeper.

PSG continued to dominate. In the 36th minute, Lee sent in a cross from the right that was deflected behind. Luca volleyed the second ball, but it went over the crossbar. Lorient had the decisive chance. In the 42nd minute, Abergel stole the ball from Vitinha and shot at goal, but the ball hit the post.

At the start of the second half, Lee Kang-In took advantage. Two minutes into the second half, Lee wasted no time in picking up a ball that was cleared by a defender inside the penalty box, but a corner was called. Shortly afterward, Hammers headed a corner kick from Lee that was cleared by Lee, but it went over the bar.

PSG continued to attack. In the sixth minute of the second half, Vitinha tried a right-footed mid-range shot from the front of the penalty box, but it was caught in the top netting. PSG made a change. In the 24th minute, Soler and Fabian came on for Asensio and Vitinha.

PSG’s best chance went begging. In the 31st minute, Fabian burst into the box and shot on goal from a loose ball, but his effort was blocked by the goalkeeper, who was out of position. Lee Kang-in completed his debut. In the 37th minute, Lee and Luka came off and Ekitiqe and Marquinhos came on, but the game ended goalless for both teams. 메이저사이트

According to soccer statistics site Sofascore, Lee’s Ligue 1 debut was rated 7.4. Lee moved between the left and right flanks and tried to create scoring chances, but was unable to find the back of the net. Hakimi, who partnered with Lee on the right, was the highest rated player on the team with an 8.3 rating.


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