Lee Kang-In’s goal against Montpellier is named Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) November Goal of the Month
On November 1 (KST), PSG announced via its official channels that Lee Kang-In’s goal against Montpellier was named the Goal of the Month for November.
There were four nominees in total. In addition to Lee, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Vitinha were nominated. In the voting for November’s Goal of the Month, Lee beat out stiff competition and teammates to take home the honor with 59% of the vote.
The match took place on the 4th of last month. At the time, PSG played a 4-2-2-2 formation, as opposed to their current 4-3-3 formation. Mbappe, Randall Kolo Mouani, Lee Kang-In, Manuel Ugarte, Warren Zaire-Emery, Nordy Moukiele, Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, Ashraf Hakimi, and Gianluigi Donnarumma started the match.
PSG welcomed Montpellier home and cruised to a 3-0 victory over Montpellier thanks to goals from Lee Kang-in, Zaire-Emericka, and Vitinha. Lee opened the scoring in the 10th minute, connecting with a powerful left-footed shot into the top left corner of the Montpellier goal from a Hakimi cross from the right. The Montpellier goalkeeper could only stare at Lee’s shot, unable to react. It was Lee’s first Ligue 1 goal.
The goal gave Lee an offensive point in three consecutive games. After scoring his first goal for PSG in the third leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against AC Milan – his first goal in the UCL and his first for PSG – Lee started the next game in Brest in the 10th round of the league, setting up Mbappe for his first assist of the season and first attacking point of the season. Lee continued this trend against Montpellier.
His performance against Montpellier was highly rated by several French media outlets, including L’Equipe and Le Parisien, and another French outlet, Foot Mercato, named him Man of the Match (MOTM).
Lee seems to be gradually establishing himself at PSG. He has since started back-to-back games against Newcastle United in the UCL group stage and at the Stade de Reims in the 12th round of the league. While he didn’t record any offensive points, it’s positive to see that he was consistent despite being away for the Asian Games during the season.