Talent and warning signs: Champions League and PSG performances The quintessential Paris Saint-Germain was PSG's

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Champions League group opener versus Juventus in the first quarter, scoring two impressive goals.

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Then became self-indulgent, until the end, it didn't hang at all, it was definitely worried. A 2–1 win over 

Juventus would have represented a fruitful start to their Champions League campaign, Christophe Gaultier's first,

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it was overly nervous and worse, Waver suggested PSG's tendency to collapse under crushing pressure. 

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Not far in the Champions League. PSG France have been in tremendous form so far, winning five and drawing

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one of their six matches, scoring 24 goals in the process. The conversation between Kylian Mbappe,

Neymar as Lionel Messi's front three men was the mesmerizing, football PSG's Qatari owners dreamed of when they bought

 the club in 2011. It's one thing to dazzle in France, Very good early signs. There will be tougher tests than

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this faded Juventus, but 22 minutes should be enough to worry the rest of Europe. Changes in speed, 

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the ability to find new angles suggested control. By mid-point  first half, it looked like

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Juventus had been reduced to the extent of the damage. After taking a 2-0 lead in those 22 minutes,

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PSG were not as ruthless, perhaps tending to over-expand, good pursuit of the memorable snappy goal.

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The players tried to do something themselves. But then those first two goals were exceptional, 

 the result of brilliant players acting brilliantly, perhaps encouraging extravagance. The two targets shared the same tempo:

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a sudden injection of slow rhythmic buildup motion. Five minutes after the first goal, Mbappe pushed

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the ball toward Neymar, then accelerated into the box, smashing a volley to scoop the Brazilian ball over 

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the Juventus defence. Mbappe got second place for slamming into the cross for the first time keeping Achraf

Hakimi's pass off for Marco Verratti. There were positive signs everywhere in the forward line. Neymar Mbappe

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joined frequently, with Messi forming a dangerous partnership on Hakimi's right side, after a largely 

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disappointing first season. But PSG's goalscoring was never really a problem but the issue was a forward line

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that the track is reluctant to, should always be a vulnerability with compromise. flip side of PSG excellence

was how poor Juventus was in general. Three years ago the club took the big gamble to try and try for Champions

 League success, ousting Max Allegri from his position after five straight scudetti then blowing the budget 

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on Cristiano Ronaldo.  paying the price for those decisions. Ronaldo's buyout disrupted the

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Ronaldo's buyout disrupted the setup (how could he ever work harder with Allegri's successor Maurizio Sarri?)

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meant resources were restricted to improve the rest of the team.