Lee Kang-in may continue to play the ‘false nine’ role in the future.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defeated Reims 3-0 in the 12th round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 at the Stade Auguste-Dulon in Reims, France on Sunday (Nov. 12). With the win, PSG moved into first place (27 points), one point clear of Nice.레모나토토 주소
On the day, PSG deployed a 4-2-2-2 formation. Hammus and Lee were up front, with Mbappe and Dembele flanking them. Fabian and Unai Emery formed the midfield. The back four was Moukiele, Shkriniar, Marquinhos, and Soler, with Donnarumma in goal. Reims countered with the likes of Richardson and Junya Ito.
PSG took an early lead. In the third minute of the first half, Mbappe opened the scoring with a low, quick shot from a Dembele cross. PSG pushed for more. In the 14th minute, after a pass from Lewis, Lee fired a left-footed mid-range shot from outside the penalty box that was saved by the goalkeeper.
Reims fought back. In the 22nd minute, Ito picked up the ball outside the penalty area and attempted a right-footed mid-range shot that was saved by Donnarumma. Ito fired another mid-range shot in the 30th minute, but this time he couldn’t get it past Donnarumma.
After going into the break with a 1-0 lead, PSG took Hammers off and brought on Vitinha at the start of the second half, and it paid off in the 14th minute. Mbappe completed his hat-trick off a pass from Soler. Mbappe struck again in the 37th minute to complete his hat-trick. In the end, PSG moved into first place with a 3-0 win over Reims.
Lee Kang-in was active on the pitch before being replaced by N’Dour in the 32nd minute. Especially in the second half, he was almost zero-touch. It’s still not tactically perfect, but Enrique’s decision was made because he appreciates Lee’s versatility.
In fact, after the game, Enrique said of Lee’s positioning change, “Good players have the ability to play in multiple positions. Lee is an exceptional player and he surprises me even in training: he rarely loses the ball. If I were PSG manager at the time, I would rely on a player like that.”