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The evolution of Javier Pastore

Updated: September 30, 2011, 9:19 AM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Early in the second half of Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao last night in the Europa League, Javier Pastore made his umpteenth diagonal run toward the flank, exploiting the fact that Athletic's fullbacks were pushing on and leaving space in wide areas. The pass didn't come, Pastore threw his arms up in disgust and walked back to his position. It summed up a disappointing performance from the French side.

Pastore was not the primary reason for the poor ...

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