PSG got scared, but finally successfully passed the first leg of the C1 against the Swedish BK Häcken (2-1) this Wednesday evening. The launch of the European campaign promised to be rather easy on paper for the Parisiennes, but their lack of juice, and sometimes of accuracy, complicated their task against opponents with a much lower pedigree, and so little dangerous.
It was not until the 86th minute of an unexciting meeting to see Kadidiatou Diani offer victory to his family, with a well-felt header from a cross from Ashley Lawrence (86th, 2-1). The semi-finalists of the last edition will have to raise the level of requirement, Wednesday, September 28 during the return leg in Gothenburg, to enforce their status and avoid an embarrassing sporting disappointment, while the club tries to chase away the clouds day after day extra-sports that obscure its horizon.
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“Delivery” from the coach, after a long banishment from the professional group, the ex-banned Kheira Hamraoui also attended the match from the stands of Jean-Bouin, with the hope of soon regaining the fever of the competition, ten months after the violent aggression of which she was the victim.”Happy to be back at @PSG_Feminines. It was the first step. The second will lead me to the championship. Find the team and the public that I love. This is my only ambition, my only alternative“, wrote on Twitter the 32-year-old defensive midfielder, deprived of a match since April.
The capital club, which tried to exfiltrate it during the transfer window, did not succeed and it will now have to find a solution after this long and painful soap opera which disrupted the whole of last season and whose legal consequences continue. , with the indictment for “aggravated violence” and “criminal association” of the former PSG player Aminata Diallo.
While waiting for Hamraoui to return to the game, it was the young Oriane Jean-François (21) who wore the N.6 jersey and made her European debut. Two other recruits made their debut, period, with PSG: the Dutch Jackie Groenen, who came this summer from Manchester United, and the Frenchwoman Sarah Bouhaddi. At 35, the former historic goalkeeper of OL would have liked to launch her Parisian adventure in a better way. She hardly touched any ball, except the one she went to recover in her net … after a shot from Marika Bergman-Lundin passed between her legs (24th, 1-1).
Bouhaddi does not however have much to reproach himself on the action. His new team then struggled to win, while Lieke Martens’ early opener, header from a corner kick by Ramona Bachmann (14th, 1-0), drew a smooth scenario. His former team, OL, has already qualified for the Champions League group stage, the draw of which is scheduled for October 3 in Nyon.
No return from Hamraoui before the truce
After the meeting, Gérard Prêcheur indicated that he did not envisage a return of Kheira Hamraoui to the team before the international break, he said, referring to “beginning of October“as a possible horizon.”There is tomorrow (Thursday, editor’s note) the preparation of Fleury, then the return match, Le Havre behind, we will see at the beginning of October, for the moment the club has not addressed the question with me“, declared Prêcheur in a press conference.
“For the moment, the club protects the group and the coach. I am a coach above all, I am not a sports director“, he argued, suggesting that the file should above all be discussed with the Parisian staff.
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