Local media in France are raving about Lee Kang-in’s performance against AC Milan.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) cruised to a 3-0 victory over AC Milan in the third leg of their 2023-24 UEFA Champions League Group F match in Paris, France on Saturday morning (ET). The win improves PSG’s record to 2-1-1 (6 points) and moves them to the top of Group F. AC Milan had kept clean sheets in their first two Champions League games this season, but conceded three goals to PSG.
Lee came on for Dembele in the 26th minute of the second leg and scored the game-winning goal in the 44th minute. Lee broke into the opposition half after releasing Emery, who broke down the right flank and sent in a low cross. Hamuth flicked on Emery’s cross in the penalty area and Lee finished with a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area to rattle the AC Milan net.
The goal against AC Milan marked both his PSG debut and his UEFA Champions League debut. Lee, who made his UEFA Champions League debut in September 2019 with Valencia at the age of 18 years and six months, became the youngest South Korean player ever to appear in a UEFA Champions League competition, and he scored in his first UEFA Champions League appearance in four years.
After his impressive performance as a substitute for Dembele, French publication Footmercato wrote: “Lee Kang-in is a threat to Dembele. While Dembele struggled, the Frenchman scored a valuable goal as a substitute. Dembele, 토스카지노 도메인 who is already being criticized at PSG, did not play effectively. ‘Lee Kang-in showed much more attacking qualities after 19 minutes as a substitute for Dembele. Even if Dembele continues to earn Luis Enrique’s trust, Lee knows how to capitalize on the time and opportunities he is given. What is certain is that Lee was not lying when he said he was ready for the AC Milan game.
RMC Sport, a French outlet, wrote: ‘Lee Kang-in 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 will be Dembele’s main competition. The hypothesis that he will be a threat to Dembele is credible.
After the win against AC Milan, Lee said, “The team and I are very happy. This win was very important for us. We responded well to the ball competition and utilized the ball well. I’m happy to be able to help the team. We are trying to do that every moment we are on the pitch.”