On this Sunday, May 1, 2022, Labor Day, no printed paper. But the media remained active on their website. The defeat of the Parisiennes against OL in the semifinals ofUEFA Women’s Champions Leaguethe support of the Parc des Princes, the notes of Parisiennes and the contradictions of Mauricio Pochettino.
The group look back on the defeat of Women’s PSG front OL in return semifinal UEFA Women’s Champions League (1-2). After a setback on the first leg (2-3), the Parisians they could count on the support of their audience to reverse this unfavorable score. Despite possession in favor of Rouge & Bleu, the Lyonnaises opened the scoring with a header byAda Hegerberg (1-0, 14). Very rough in attack, the club from the capital ended up equalizing in the second half thanks to the inevitable Marie Antoinette Katoto (1-1). ” The PSG might as well have taken advantage if Karchaouiwell aided by the passivity of Foxhe had won his duel against Endler (76 °). The Parisiennes had just lost the opportunity to extend the match. “ Indeed, Wendi Fox puts an end to the hopes of the Parisiennes at the end of the match with a new header. 1-2 Final score. In a Park of the Princes With a record audience (43,254 spectators), Rouge & Bleu lost for the second consecutive time at the gates of the final.
- PSG player ratings (The group) : Votikova 4 (Voll 5) – Lawrence 3, Dudek 5, Ilestedt 4, Karchaoui 3 – Fazer 3, Geyoro 5, Däbritz 5 – Diani 6, Katoto 6, Baltimore 4
On his side, The Parisian also evokes this return semi-final lost by Women’s PSG against OL (1-2). The players of Didier Olle-Nicolle could regret the defeat of the first leg (2-3), weighed down by the mistakes of the goalkeeper, Barbora Votikova. “Because even this Saturday evening they showed that the situation has changed in recent months. the PSGreigning French champion, look OL straight in the eye, collectively and individually. The club from the capital undoubtedly deserved better in this second leg semi-final. But in this sport more than any other missed opportunities cost money. “ The Parisiennes were able to count on the support of the public and the Collective Ultras Paris (CUP), who continued to sing for the glory of the players even after the final whistle. If the championship seems to have been won for the Lyonnaises (5 points clear with three days to go), the PSG can still win a trophy this season with the final of the French Cup against Yzeure on May 15th.
The Ile-de-France newspaper returns to the fervor of Park of the Princes this Saturday. With smoke bombs and a banner deployed (“Bring these colors to Turin. Proud of our colors and proud of our players “), members of the Collective Ultras Paris had a motto for this match: “all united, behind the women, who went through another eventful week with the exclusion for six days of Cheira Hamraoui. “ While the UPC expresses his dissatisfaction with the Parisian management for two months, “This match served as a respite. “ Despite an unfavorable match scenario with Lyonnaises’ first goal, “The support of the ultras will not suffer air pockets for the whole evening (…) It was the atmosphere of the great European evenings, the one that had been missing so much in the last few weeks in the capital. “
At the end, The Parisian also highlights the contradictory claims of Maurizio Pochettino. Between his communication, the management of his workforce, the playing time of the young people, the Parisian coach has been saying everything and the opposite for several months. After claiming this Thursday that he stayed at PSG 100% next season with Kylian Mbappéthe Argentine coach changed his speech a few hours later talking about a ” disrespect “ and a sentence “extracted from the context”making sure he wasn’t talking about the next exercise. “A difficult explanation for the outside to understand. What has generally been the case since his arrival PSG. “ Added to this is the very late use of a three-man defense. At the time of signing Sergio Ramosthe idea was to form a three-way defense with Presnel Kimpembe And Marquinhos. “But it took until … April 20, 2022 to finally see this system start a championship game. “ Yet in public the Parisian coach has repeatedly opened the possibility of using this game plan. “But in private, Pochettino he refused to consider defending three without one Sergio Ramos in shape “ and this, despite the presence of Thilo KehrerfromAbdou Dialloor also Danilo Pereira.
Another contradiction is the use of young people. Indeed, Maurizio Pochettino he had promised to give the players of the training center time once he acquired the title. However, in the face Strasbourg (3-3), no young players entered during the match (Xavi Simons, Edouard Michut and Eric Dina-Ebimbe remained on the bench). After the match, the Parisian coach spoke of respect for the opponent: “It is very important to respect the opponent. When you face a team like today’s, which plays for Europe, it is important to be professional and try to put the best team “A speech that will not reassure those around the Titis, “In full negotiation to extend or not the adventure in the capital. “ Other notable misconceptions, the excessive use of a Georginio Wijnaldum disappointing, A Idrissa Gueye less used since his return from CAN when he was a grassroots man early in the season or even a game plan that boils down to uniqueness Kylian Mbappé.