Dortmund-PSG: the remarkable exit of Lucien Favre on Kylian Mbappé


By: Manu Tournoux

The final day of the group stage of the Champions League has several exciting matches in store for us, including the one between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain, this Wednesday evening (9:00 p.m.). Traveling to Signal Iduna Park, PSG is aiming for three points to secure its European future and avoid further disillusionment. Having been on the Marsupiaux bench between 2018 and 2020, a period during which he crossed paths with the capital club at the C1 round of 16 stage, Lucien Favre delivered his prediction on this Group F shock in the columns from the Parisian.

As such, the Swiss technician believes that Kylian Mbappé will be the key which will determine the fate of the meeting. “Everything will depend on Kylian Mbappé’s position. Borussia Dortmund has big problems on the flanks, especially the right so if he plays there, he could hurt. Mbappé is still important. He can be dangerous anywhere, with his extraordinary speed to make the difference in one-on-one situations… I like his role as a false center forward. For the other team, this is a problem: should the central defender defend lower or mark him? If the center backs go for it, it will create spaces behind them.said the former OGC Nice coach before continuing: “The problem is that Mbappé is not used to playing like that, we see it on the pitch. He can play anywhere, but he has to get used to it, he has to find automatisms. And then, will PSG have the speed on the sides to replace him, like Dembélé?

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