Champions League: What a trio!  Messi, Neymar and Mbappé prepare to play together for the first time

CFour years later PSG has once again shaken the football board. If in 2017 he added the N (Neymar) and the M (Mbappé) to the C (Cavani) drawing a dream trident, in 2021 he has gone one step further. You have not needed to pay 222 million euros! by Ney nor 140 by Kylian. It has served him with seducing a ‘liberated’ Messi and retaining his stars to shape another period attack that is preparing to debut today in Bruges. From the MCN to the MNM as if they were playing word searches. They always find the consonants to write the best lead. What a trio!

“I will have to add to the collective excitement to see the three together. I have fallen surrendered to the requests of the football planet,” joked a Mauricio Pochettino that in Jan Breydel he will align, almost certainly and for the first time, Messi, Neymar and Mbappé together and from the start. A historic commencement like the one four years ago in Metz.

I will have to add to the collective excitement to see the three together. I have fallen surrendered to the requests of the football planet

Mauricio Pochettino, PSG coach

On September 8, 2017, Unai Emery brought Mbappé, Cavani and Neymar together for the first time. All three, in yellow, were starters and PSG thrashed (1-5) and liked it at Stade Saint-Symphorien. The Uruguayan ‘9’ made a double and the Brazilian and the French dipped in a clash in which they left their first snapshot. A photograph of 431.5 million euros. A great luxury that was the prelude to his show in the Champions League.

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They are different. They want to grow and promote the team with their qualities and mentality, “said the Spanish coach after the Celtic Park dance. In The Paradise, in black and in the rain, the MCN was diabolical tracing Metz’s wiggle -manita (0-5) with a double from Cavani and goals from Neymar and Mbappé-. The most expensive attack in history continued to be exhibited against Bayern, Anderlecht … but was stopped in the second round by the BBC of RealMadrid. The 430 goals! de Bale, Benzema and Cristiano led the madridistas to win four European Cups in five years. They are the most successful trio in the Champions League. The MSN -Messi, Suárez and Neymar- of Barcelona and the MSF -Mané, Salah and Firmino- of Liverpool only raised one Orejona each despite their offensive power [ver gráfico].

The MCN resisted the Champions League in the three seasons they played together. They won 10 titles and scored 230 goals (90 Mbappé, 70 Neymar and as many Cavani). The egos – the Brazilian and the Uruguayan collided for taking penalties – and the injuries – Ney’s metatarsal and Cavani’s hip problems slowed them down. The march of the Uruguayan undid the trident in 2020.

In 2021, PSG once again have a hat trick that places them as the main candidate for the title. They scare. “There are many expectations for our squad, but the rival to beat is Chelsea. They are the champions “, confessed a Pochettino who will not have Di María, Ramos, Verratti … The show begins.

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