Manchester United (0-1): The 4 lessons of the Parisian friendly defeat

Manchester United (0-1): The 4 lessons of the Parisian friendly defeat

Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United (0-1) on Tuesday evening. In this semi-final of the French Amos Cup, the two teams took time to decide. No goal at the break and only one clear chance in favor of the Parisiennes. In the first weak time of the Parisiennes, the Red Devils took the advantage thanks to Katie Zelem on a beautiful outside of the foot entering the surface on the hour mark.

Paris touched the bar and multiplied the crosses without possible recovery and is therefore drafted in the small final for this Friday.

Sandy Baltimore

Sandy Baltimore returned late in the game. / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Even if the Paris Saint Germain is still in the running-in phase, we have seen the first good things. Parisian youth took center stage in the absence of internationals still on post-Euro 2022 vacation.

Oriane Jean-François (21) tried a lot on her right wing to hit and distribute some cakes. Soufiya Ngueleu (17) also stood out with an interesting energy but a finish still to be worked on. She missed a ready-made action in the box at the half-hour mark.

Finally, Benedicte Simon again brought a lot in the right lane, definitely PSG’s strong weapon this evening.

Marina Georgiava

Marina Georgieva signed this summer. / Daniela Porcelli/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Marina Georgieva signed for PSG during this summer transfer window. The Austrian international has shown that she has her place in this central defense. One of the nuggets of the last Euro 2022 brought serenity, long recovery and strict marking. The Parisian neophyte has allowed herself some relevant cross-sections.

All offensives Manchester United were quickly extinguished. We feel that she was keen to start well even in friendly after signing only five days ago. Georgieva nearly equalized after the opener with a header that crashed into the bar.

Gerard Precheur

Gérard Prêcheur has been appointed to PSG. / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Under Gérard Prêcheur, we are no longer on an explosion in rapid transition. On the contrary, the PSG puts much more on a slow construction and the exploitation of the corridors. If the result does not really count with so many absences and a friendly context, we could observe a real desire to take your time.

PSG exceeded 60% possession for the majority of the game. Unfortunately, the awkwardness of youth cost dearly on the offensive front. For a B team, it’s very positive.


Barca will face PSG on Friday. / VALENTINE CHAPUIS/GettyImages

After this defeat, Paris will have to settle for the small final of this Amos Cup 2022 tournament. FC Barcelona beaten 2-1 a few hours earlier by Bayern Munich. This will be another opportunity for Prêcheur to stabilize his system and his adjustments against the last Champions League finalist.

We will therefore meet PSG at 6 p.m. in three days, before facing Levante next week in a friendly then Olympique Lyonnais during the Trophée des Champions. The tricolor formation will recover executives for sure from Monday like Kadidiatou Diani, Grace Geyoro or Sakina Karchaoui.

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