Coupe de France: PSG Slaps Brest Before The Shock Against Barça
At the end of a rather controlled match, the Parisian club validated its ticket for the round of 16 by winning widely against Stade Brestois (3-0). The French
On the occasion of the knockout stages of the Coupe de France, Paris Saint-Germain traveled to the Francis-Le Ble stadium to face the Stade Brestois. A dress rehearsal for the French champion before the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League against FC Barcelona on Wednesday. For this Saturday night poster, Mauricio Pochettino lined up a 4-2-3-1 with Sarabia, Mbappe and Draxler in attack. For his part, Olivier Dall Oglio opted for a similar pattern with the only Cardona in tip. PSG was quick to take control of operations.
On a ball recovered by Verratti in the middle, Mbappe slipped into the Brest defense and armed a heavy strike that lodged in the skylight (0-1, 9th). The defending champion mastered the first quarter of an hour and Sarabia, well served by Bakker, saw his head pass wide (16th). Just after half an hour of play, Pochettino’s men missed the break. Well served by Verratti in the back of the defense, Mbappé crossed his shot which touched the post of Cibois (34th). At the end of the first half, Stade Brestois was showing itself to be dangerous and besieging the Parisian camp without getting any opportunities. Paris Saint-Germain took the opportunity to make the break just before the break. Draxler infiltrated the Breton defense and shifted Sarabia into the box whose curled shot adjusted Cibois (0-2, 44th).
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Upon returning from the locker room, the Parisian club wanted to deliver the coup de grace, but Mbappé well launched in depth by Verratti stumbled on Cibois (54th). We had to wait for the 56th to catch a glimpse of the first strike on target in the Brestois match by Fadiga who called upon Rico (56th). Highly visible in the second act, the former Parisian combined with Cardona and stumbled again on Rico (58th). Dall’Oglio’s men showed good dispositions and Romain Favre took advantage of Rico’s error to appear alone in front of the Parisian doorman. The ball was saved on its line by Herrera (60th).
Willingly playful, the Brest team cornered their opponent in front of their goals. Just before the last quarter of an hour, PSG sealed the fate of the match. Well shifted by Di Maria, Verratti on the left of the area made a small number before crossing for Mbappe who deceived Cibois with the chest (0-3, 73rd). At the end of the match, PSG unfolded and Rafinha at the entrance to the area saw his strike well repelled by Cibois (79th). With this rather quiet qualification, Paris Saint-Germain obtained their ticket to the round of 16 and prepared well for their return match in the Champions League against FC Barcelona.
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