Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 8 Jan: Mauro Icardi (PSG)

The Argentine scored a hat trick in the Coupe de la Ligue.

 
12:10pm on Thursday 9th January 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Mauro Icardi
ST (C) - PSG - 26 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
72'
10
Jan 8, 2020
72Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
4Final third passes
1Duels won
1Tackles won
5Passes completed
13Touches

Mauro Icardi really is the epitome of a penalty box striker, as he was in the starting XI for one reason for PSG against Saint-Etienne - to finish chances.

This is highlighted by his remarkable passing stats, as he only attempted six balls to team-mates during his entire time on the pitch!

No, he was the finisher, not the provider, and bagged a hat-trick as PSG demolished Saint-Etienne 6-1.

The first goal saw him dart in behind the opposition defence before lashing a finish into the left corner, adding just enough height on the strike to evade the lunging goalkeeper.

His next two goals were a pair of finishes from close range, as he benefited from the unselfish play of Kylian Mbappe, who twice squared passes inside for him.

26 yrs - ST (C) - PSG
83
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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94
Played matches
2
3
1
Shots P90
3.83
Shots On target P90
2.87
Successful passing %
72%
Final third passes P90
11.49

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