The French Ligue 1 brought us one of the most anticipated derbies in the history of that league: the “El Cashico”, PSG–Monaco.
That unofficial name has been slapped onto this specific match due to the fact that both sides have heavily invested in some of the world’s top talent to represent their clubs and to perhaps win it all one day in the near future.
First, we start with PSG: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (striker), Thiago Silva (center-back and captain injured early in the first half), Lucas Moura (midfielder) and Edinson Cavani (striker) are the best and most expensive players on this squad.
The only goal scored by the home side was by Ibrahimovic who booted home a cross from Maxwell.
Monaco: Joao Moutinho (midfielder), James Rodriguez (midfielder) and Radamel Falcao (striker) are their most expensive signings and arguably top three players.
The lone Monaco goal was scored by none other than Falcao himself.
The problem with this game is that both sides used one or two players to try and dribble down the middle of the field but were all easily dispossessed of the ball. They tried passing the ball around and did well for the majority of the game but none could create too many chances inside the final third.
Both teams will do very this season in the league but it will be hard for them to defeat one another as they first start off playing respectfully then end up committing needless fouls towards the end of the 90 minutes. In addition, they to try and pass the ball around more in the final third to outmaneuver their opponents to create and possibly connect on their scoring chances.