This Sunday (7), the Paris Saint Germain debuted with the right foot in French Cup. In the cramped Pierre-Fabre Stadium, the Parisians visited the Revelfrom the French 6th division, and advanced without fear to the round of 32 stage after a resounding 9-0 rout.
The biggest champions in the competition with 14 cups, the Parisians will meet their next rival in the competition on Thursday (11), when the draw will be held that will define the clashes in the next phase, at the end of January. The big decision will be on May 25th.
The match was a true “event” in the small town of Castres, in the South of France, which has just over 40 thousand inhabitants, and attracted a good crowd, which took over the approximately 2,500 seats at the Pierre-Fabre, which is also the home of the Castres Olympique rugby team.
As Revel competes in one of the 13 regional leagues equivalent to the sixth division of the French Championship and was never even close to being promoted to the country’s elite, the fans, in fact, were expecting to watch it up close Kylian Mbappé, main star of French football. And admiration for the number 7 was noticed right away, with the children who entered the field with the players simply “going crazy” with the star’s presence on the pitch.
The match also marked the defender’s debut as a starter. Lucas Beraldorecently hired by the São Paulo and that until then he had only acted for 19 minutes, in decision of the French Super Cup, against Toulouse, last Wednesday (3). The Brazilian had a safe performance and even participated in one of the goals during the 60 minutes he was on the field, giving way to Ethan MbappéMbappé’s younger brother.
How was the game
Even with a pitch in not so good conditions, PSG managed to put their game into practice calmly and dominated during the 90 minutes. And he put on a show in the first half.
In the final minutes, the Parisians scored three more times and returned to the dressing room with a 4-0 lead.
Afterwards, Soler provided another assist in the match. This time for your compatriot Marco Asensio, who was in front of the goal and scored the third. Beraldo was the one who started the play.
And PSG’s Spanish duo still put on a show for the fourth goal. Soler, with a dig, found Asensio in the area, and the midfielder, with great skill, found Mbappé, free, and the number 7 scored the second of the game.
Back in the second half, Asensio and Mbappé again “attacked” and, in the first few minutes, PSG made it 5-0, with the number 7 reaching the hat-trick after another assist from the Spaniard.
In fact, the three goals took Mbappé to another significant milestone for PSG, now the team’s top scorer in the French Cup, with 30 goals.
PSG closed the scoring with goals from Gonçalo Ramos, from the penalty spot, Kolo Muani, twice, and Ndour, making it 9-0.
Muani still had the chance to score a third goal, after having a free goal, but he finished poorly and sent it out, leaving him without the hat-trick.
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