Dembele, who hasn’t scored a goal since joining Paris Saint-Germain 카지노사이트(PSG), has been teased by Mbappe.
PSG cruised to a 3-0 victory over AC Milan in the third leg of their UEFA Champions League Group F match of the 2023-24 season in Paris, France, on Saturday morning (Aug. 26). With the win, PSG moved to the top of the group with a record of 2-1-1 (6 points), putting them in a strong position to qualify for the round of 16. Lee Kang-in came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in the 44th minute.
PSG’s Dembele started the match and played the full 70 minutes before being replaced by Lee in the 26th minute. Dembele rattled the AC Milan net on a breakaway two minutes into the second half. PSG midfielder Ugarte won the ball after a tussle with AC Milan midfielder Moussa and played the ball to Vitinha. With Vitinha’s penetrating pass, Dembele broke through on the right side of the penalty area and fired a diagonal left-footed shot into the corner of the net. Dembele then celebrated the goal by sliding in with his knee.
Dembele shook the AC Milan net in celebration, but the goal was disallowed. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) showed that Ugarte had committed a foul in possession of the ball and Dembele’s debut goal for PSG was disallowed.
According to French outlet Football365, “Mbappe didn’t hesitate to taunt Dembele after the game against AC Milan. Mbappe is well aware that Dembele is yet to score for PSG. Mbappe was caught on camera after the game telling Dembele, “Why did you do the serie?” While Mbappe celebrated Lee’s goal, he joked about Dembele and appeared to be enjoying himself.
PSG signed Dembele in the summer transfer window to bolster their attacking lineup. PSG brought in the likes of Hammers, Lee, Bacca, and Mounia, but the French international striker’s arrival from Barcelona has revamped the forward line. Dembele has been criticized for underperforming since joining PSG. Against AC Milan, Lee came on as a substitute for Dembele and scored the game-winning goal in the 44th minute, drawing comparisons to Dembele.
French outlet Footmercato wrote: “Lee is a threat to Dembele. While Dembele struggled, Lee, who came on as a substitute for Dembele, scored a valuable goal. Dembele, who has already been criticized by PSG, was ineffective,’ and then added: ‘He came on for Dembele and showed much more attacking qualities after 19 minutes. Even if Dembele continues to earn Luis Enrique’s trust, Lee knows how to capitalize on the time and opportunities he is given,” referring to the competition for the position between Lee and Dembele.
French outlet RMC Sport also reported that “Lee enjoyed his first goal for PSG. Operating on the right flank, he was a standout performer against AC Milan. He showed boldness, passion, and dynamism. He looked very threatening as a right winger,” said Pep Guardiola, “and in the coming weeks, he could become a competitor for Dembele. The hypothesis that he will be a threat to Dembele is credible.