Europe does not spare PSG
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The shock of the evening was the meeting between PSG and Bayern Munich, in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The newspaper The Team gratifies us with a superb front page, a play on words with the Bavarian striker in the title: “Coman get over it?“, placards the sports daily. “Defeated by a goal from Kingsley Coman, the Paris-born Bayern striker trained at PSG, Lionel Messi and his teammates will have to achieve a feat on March 8 in Munich to avoid elimination and an even bigger crisis.“Judges the media. Overall, the entire French press has noted PSG’s difficulties lately. For The Parisian : “Paris may have regrets, but very little hope! Provence is not tender either and believes that “Paris can’t do it anymore“. Progress judges that Coman’s goal is “heartbreak for Paris“, who is starting to get used to it. The French international had already crucified his training club in the final in 2020 during Final 8. Finally, The union reports that “PSG believes in it for a moment but loses against Bayern Munich“. In Germany, this precious but narrow victory for Bayern made the headlines! This morning, Picture does not cut corners and puts on its front page that “Coman taught Messi a lesson! Kicker is more measured but indicates that it is “Coman who decided the first leg in a fragile victory“, all the same, for Bayern Munich. In any case, this result goes around Europe and PSG takes it for its rank because it played a small arm according to observers like the DailyMail who writes without trembling that “money can’t buy a game plan for PSG! The Guardian is more measured and speaks of “pain for Paris» and highlights Warren Zaire-Emery who became the youngest player in the history of the Champions League started a knockout match, at 16 years and 343 days. In any case, the observation is the same everywhere in Europe, especially in Spain where AS indicates that “Mbappé was not enough“. Mundo Deportivo writes that “Messi, Mbappé and Neymar were held in check“. Sport slip that “Bayern left PSG on the ropes“. Finally, The last hour is more lenient and title than “Paris was punished but not dead“. In three weeks, the Parisians will no longer have the right to make mistakes if they want to hope for qualification for the quarter-finals.
Italy relishes Milan’s win over Tottenham
On the other hand, in Italy we savor this prestigious victory of AC Milan over Tottenham (1-0). Inevitably, a man made the front page of the country’s sports dailies, like The Gazzetta dello Sport who placards that “Milan is on Diaz time! “A league match where the Rossoneri tamed Tottenhamwrites the newspaper on pink paper. THE Corriere dello Sport gives pride of place to the Milanese while also feasting and plays on words with this “Diaz be praised», like a God! “Brahim was overpowered, Milan beat Tottenham and dream of qualifying“Judges the daily. Even Tuttosport is delighted with this great victory and title that Diaz’s goal is “Devil’s Dive! In short, the transalpine press is delighted with the revival in Milan and even more so on the European scene.
Guardiola launches clash against Arsenal
We end this press tour in England where a Premier League clash takes place this evening between Arsenal and Manchester City in a late match of the 12th day (8:30 p.m., to follow live on our site). And it is clearly a shock for the title for the press of the kingdom! And Pep Guardiola, the reigning champion with City, urges the team of Mikel Arteta, his disciple, to come and tickle them for the title. That’s what sums it up The Guardian on its front page:Fight us for the title“, placards the daily. Same story on the cover of DailyMirror: “You gon’ have to fight me to get it», whereas for the Daily StarIt is “a duel for the crown“. Woe to the loser because this morning, Manchester City is only 3 points behind leader Arsenal!