Lee Kang-In started and played the full 82 minutes, but the draw was not enough.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) drew 0-0 with Lorient in the first leg of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, at 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – Luca Hernandez, Milan Skriniar, Danilo Pereira, Achraf Hakimi – Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, Warren Zairemery – Lee Kang-In, Gonzalo Hamus, Marco Asensio
Lorient (3-4-2-1): Yvonne Mbogo (GK) – Vincent Le Goff, Montassar Talbi, Julien Laporte – Theo Le Bris, Jean-Victor Makengo, Bamo Meite, Jaden Kalulu – Laurent Aversel, Romain Fabre – Bamba Dieng
PSG’s chances went begging. In the eighth minute of the first half, Lee Kang-In won a breakaway from the defense in front of the penalty box before crossing to Asensio. Asensio was immediately picked out by Hamuth, whose exquisite left-footed shot was tipped over by the keeper.
Lee Kang-in certainly looked light on his feet. His ball possession and link-ups were very smooth. In the 12th minute, his pass through six defenders was a masterpiece. In the 16th minute, after folding in front of the penalty arc, his bold shot was blocked by the defense. Both corner and free kick set pieces were won by Lee Kang-in.
It was a rather frustrating game. PSG had more than 80% of the possession, but couldn’t easily break through Lorient’s tight defense. In the 31st minute, Hamuth’s shot was blocked by a defender and didn’t go anywhere near the goal. In the 35th minute, Asensio’s shot from inside the penalty box also hit a defender and rolled weakly. 메이저놀이터
Lee Kang-in’s assist was denied. In the 36th minute, Lee Kang-in received a through ball and sent in a cross from the right side of the penalty box. However, it was a no-mark chance for Hakimi, who could not get a close enough touch.
Lorient hit the ground. In the 42nd minute, Vitinha lost the ball in the middle of the field and Aubergel picked it up and sprinted away. Aberzell then fired a shot from the edge of the penalty box that hit the near post. The first half ended 0-0.