Soccer genius’ Lee Kang-in, who changed his uniform to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the ‘top tier’ of French professional soccer this summer, had the best day, scoring his debut goal for PSG and his debut goal in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Lee Kang-in scored a key goal to put the team up 3-0 in the 44th minute of the second half in the match against Italy’s ‘prestigious’ AC Milan in the 3rd match of Group F of the 2023-2024 season UCL group stage held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 26th.
When Gonzalo Hamus missed Warren Jair Emery’s cutback, Lee Kang-in near the penalty arc calmly fired a left-footed ground ball into the bottom right corner of the goal. It was an exquisite shot that the opposing goalkeeper could only stand still and watch.
With this, Lee Kang-in recorded his debut goal and his first offensive point after transferring to PSG on July 9, 3 months after joining the team, and 12 official games. It was also his UCL debut goal. Lee Kang-in, who made his UCL debut at the age of 18 years and 6 months, the youngest Korean player in September 2019 while playing for Valencia (Spain), was unable to play on the UCL stage for a while as he later moved to Mallorca (Spain). Lee Kang-in, who continued to grow in Mallorca and showed off his presence in Europe, returned to the UCL after four seasons by joining PSG, a world-class team, this summer. 굿모닝토토
Thanks to the performance of Lee Kang-in, who replaced Ousmane Dembele and scored his debut goal in the 26th minute of the second half, PSG achieved a comfortable 3-0 win, securing their third consecutive win in the UCL group stage. PSG ranked first in Group F (9 points), while Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Newcastle (England, 4 points), and AC Milan (1 point) ranked 2nd to 4th, respectively.
The first goal on this day came from the foot of ‘ace’ Kylian Mbappe. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Mbappe easily beat a defender outside the penalty arc and then fired a surprise right-footed shot that hit the opponent’s net. Mbappe’s 10th official goal this season and 2nd UCL goal. PSG made it 2-0 in the 8th minute of the second half when the goalkeeper blocked Dembele’s shot and Randal Kolo Muani shot again from near the goal.