French defender Clement Lenglet’s Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League in spectacular fashion as they lost 4-0 to Liverpool in the second leg of their UCL semifinal at Anfield.
Barca’s centre back pairing of Lenglet and Gerard Pique were unable to stop the Reds from scoring four, and the way their defences switched off for goals 3 and 4 would’ve been particularly disappointing for manager Ernesto Valverde to watch.
L’Equipe’s ratings for the evening had Lenglet at a 3/10. Horror day for the Barca defence- no one got more than 3.
Here are the ratings from the French press for PSG’s surprise French Cup final loss to Stade Rennais. The Parisians were leading 2-0, but SRFC fought back to level it at 2-2, and then went on to win on penalties. It was the first time in six years that PSG had to be content with a single title on the domestic front (league only).
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Kylian Mbappe wrote himself into Ligue 1’s history books as his hat trick propelled PSG to a 3-1 win over AS Monaco. The Parisians had been confirmed champions of France for the sixth time in seven seasons thanks to Lille’s goalless stalemate earlier against Toulouse, but Mbappe added the icing on the cake with his three goals- making him the first Ligue 1 player to score 30 in a season since Jean-Pierre Papin nearly two decades ago.
Here are the ratings from the French press. Not a great day at the races if you were an ASM fan.