Stand up beside the fireplace.

A look back in Angers may finally persuade PSG fans to stop looking back in anger over Neymar Junior’s transfer saga. Or not, since the Parisians’ comprehensive victory over their second-placed challenger could also be attributed to the successful assimilation of new residents ex–Prince of Sevilla Pablo Sarabia and anti-Galactico Idrissa Gueye, not forgetting a maturing Marco VerrattiThe best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 France Ligue 1 Matchday 9 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Donovan Leon (7.94, Brest vs Metz); Denis Bouanga (8.12, Saint-Etienne vs Olympique Lyon), Jean-Charles Castelletto (8.42, Brest vs Metz), Presnel Kimpembe (7.97, Paris St Germain vs Angers), Ghislain Konan (8.16, Rennes vs Reims); Pablo Sarabia (8.85, Paris St Germain vs Angers), Idrissa Gueye (8.97, Paris St Germain vs Angers), Marco Verratti (8.38, Paris St Germain vs Angers), Neymar Junior (9.11, Paris St Germain vs Angers); Florent Mollet (8.81, Montpellier vs Monaco), Andy Delort (8.20, Montpellier vs Monaco)

DONOVAN LEON

@donleonofficiel

Player rating: 7.94
Team score: Brest 2–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 4 total saves, 3 aerials won

DENIS BOUANGA

@bouanga_20

Player rating: 8.12
Team score: Saint-Etienne 1–0 Lyon
Individual highlights: 7 dribbles, 3 shots

JEAN-CHARLES CASTELLETTO

@j_chainz2

Player rating: 8.42
Team score: Brest 2–0 Metz
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 9 clearances

PRESNEL KIMPEMBE

@psg

Player rating: 7.97
Team score: PSG 4–0 Angers
Individual highlights: 6 tackles, 97% pass success

GHISLAIN KONAN

@konan_ghislain_3

Player rating: 8.16
Team score: Rennes 0–1 Reims
Individual highlights: 3 key passes, 4 tackles

PABLO SARABIA

@pablosarabia92

Player rating: 8.85
Team score: PSG 4–0 Angers
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 assists

"

In Paris I play with some of the best players in the world. I have to work for the team, try to find areas of the field where I can make contributions, try to move defensive phases to offensive.

I hope to be a player that can be used in many positions. I'm a team player."

– Pablo Sarabia on mixing it up with the PSG big boys

Ander Herrera assist Pablo Sarabia goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Pablo Sarabia assist Mauro Icardi goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Pablo Sarabia assist Idrissa Gueye goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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IDRISSA GUEYE

@Sporf

Player rating: 8.97
Team score: PSG 4–0 Angers
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 143 touches

"

I didn't know how to celebrate!

I've been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now. I thought of paying tribute to Edinson Cavani's 'arrow' celebration before the game, but when I scored I forgot!"

– Idrissa Gueye on his first PSG goal

Pablo Sarabia assist Idrissa Gueye goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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MARCO VERRATTI

@psg

Player rating: 8.38
Team score: PSG 4–0 Angers
Individual highlights: 146 touches, 4 dribbles

"

I’d rather concede a goal than just hoof the ball upfield without a clear idea of who I’m passing it to.

I just hate that. I can’t do it and I won’t do it."

– Marco Verratti on a footballing principle he has no intention to compromise

NEYMAR JUNIOR

@psg

Player rating: 9.11
Team score: PSG 4–0 Angers
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 9 dribbles

"

Neymar Junior has a good heart.

Sometimes it's a little hard to see that he's a nice person when you watch him play or from the outside, but he's a good guy."

– Thomas Tuchel on the true colours of Neymar Junior

Pablo Sarabia assist Mauro Icardi goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Neymar Junior shot on target, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting assist Neymar Junior goal, Paris St Germain vs Angers, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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FLORENT MOLLET

@flowrrent

Player rating: 8.81
Team score: Montpellier 3–1 Monaco
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

ANDY DELORT

@andydelort9

Player rating: 8.20
Team score: Montpellier 3–1 Monaco
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 6 shots

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