No Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe? Choupo matte.

The show must go on with or without Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe at Parc des Princes. And what a show it turned out to be—an unlikely Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting whipping up this stupendous solo goal while sous-chefs Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos Correa garnished the scoreline. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 France Ligue 1 Matchday 3 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | Edouard Mendy (8.58, Strasbourg vs Rennes); Fabio da Silva (7.89, Amiens vs Nantes), Marquinhos Correa (7.76, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse), Brendan Chardonnet (7.66, Brest vs Reims), Domagoj Bradaric (7.87, Lille vs Saint-Etienne); Zinedine Ferhat (8.78, Monaco vs Nimes), Baptiste Santamaria (8.62, Angers vs Metz), Valentin Rongier (8.26, Amiens vs Nantes), Angel Di Maria (8.04, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse); Victor Osimhen (8.34, Lille vs Saint-Etienne), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (8.80, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse)

EDOUARD MENDY

@edou_mendy

Player rating: 8.58
Team score: Strasbourg 0–2 Rennes
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 3 total saves

FABIO DA SILVA

@ofabio2

Player rating: 7.89
Team score: Amiens 1–2 Nantes
Individual highlights: 6 tackles, 2 dribbles

MARQUINHOS CORREA

@psg

Player rating: 8.52
Team score: PSG 4–0 Toulouse
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 97% pass success

"

In terms of playing philosophy and strategy, two things the club had been looking for for a long time, there're a lot of positives.

Now we have to build on those. In the end it's still the results that count."

– Marquinhos Correa on PSG’s progress under Thomas Tuchel

Angel Di Maria assist Marquinhos Correa goal, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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BRENDAN CHARDONNET

@brendan_chardonnet

Player rating: 7.66
Team score: Brest 1–0 Reims
Individual highlights: 9 clearances, 8 aerials won

DOMAGOJ BRADARIC

@d.bradaric33

Player rating: 7.87
Team score: Lille 3–0 Saint-Etienne
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 2 key passes

ZINEDINE FERHAT

@dzair.sport_official

Player rating: 8.78
Team score: Monaco 2–2 Nimes
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 4 key passes

BAPTISTE SANTAMARIA

@angers_sco

Player rating: 8.62
Team score: Angers 3–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 4 interceptions

VALENTIN RONGIER

@fcnantes

Player rating: 8.26
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 4 key passes
Amiens 1–2 Nantes

ANGEL DI MARIA

@angeldimariajm

Player rating: 8.04
Team score: PSG 4–0 Toulouse
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 5 dribbles

"

You can be 20 or 30 years old. Each season brings new surprises and we always have to learn.

Obviously I have more experience now but I'm not resting on that. I want to improve continuingly."

– Angel Di Maria on his intention to level up in his 30s

Juan Bernat assist Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting goal, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Angel Di Maria assist Marquinhos Correa goal, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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VICTOR OSIMHEN

@victorosimhen9

Player rating: 8.34
Team score: Lille 3–0 Saint-Etienne
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 6 shots

ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING

@mr.choupo

Player rating: 8.80
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 6 shots
Team result: Paris St Germain 4–0 Toulouse

"

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting? He never lost confidence despite his critics.

He’s given everything since the start of the season. For an attacker, it's important to score goals. He deserves it."

– Thomas Tuchel on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s super goal against Toulouse

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting goal, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Juan Bernat assist Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting goal, Paris St Germain vs Toulouse, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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