LIVE – Châteauroux-PSG: Paris will see the round of 16 after a difficult victory

“We had to reframe everyone”: Galtier raised his voice during the break

“The start of the match was in line with what I expected, it was important to open the scoring. And then afterwards, wreckage. My team found themselves cut in half, which gave a lot of hope to Châteauroux, who played very well.” , responded Friday evening Christophe Galtier at a press conference.

The Parisian coach even had to raise his voice in the dressing room to shake up his team. “We found ourselves defending in a low block and conceding situations. Did we think things would be easy after scores? Maybe. But we had to quickly reframe everyone on the break to find a team block and defend while we advanced. In this sense, I am satisfied with the second half.”

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Galtier fond of young people, less than part of the fight

Christophe Galtier on BeIN Sports: “Very happy with the performance of our youngsters, although El Chadaille was unhappy with the goal we conceded. Then there is the game. We score and then we relax, the team was halved. The second half was much more on in line with what I expected.”

“During the break we had to remember the principles, be better in the organization, fairer in the positioning.”

“We must bring players for the reception of Angers. We must quickly find a group in line with PSG and the ambitions we have. I know it is difficult after the World Cup, we must all remobilize and focus on the team again. and the game.”

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Marquinhos’ reaction

Marquinhos on BeIN Sports: “We knew there were players who developed in Ligue 1. We started well, after that we had a relaxation. We didn’t have to let go.”

On his extension: “As I said, it’s going very well. I’m happy, we’ll see. I get a lot of messages from Parisian supporters, I feel at home.”


Stripped of its stars, PSG narrowly qualified for the last 16 of the Coupe de France after their 3-1 win over Châteauroux. Ekitike, Soler and Bernat are the Paris scorers. However, goalkeeper Castelroussin Delecroix has played a solid game.


This time it’s over for Châteauroux! Delecroix had made a first save on a close shot from Housni but could do nothing to a very powerful cross from Bernat! 3 to 1 to PSG!

4 minutes left to play

There will be four minutes of extra time in this game! It is hard to see Châteauroux equalizing given the level of extreme fatigue.

Danilo came into play.

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With their backs to the goal and taking turns, Ekitike, Mukiele and Ruiz get out of difficult situations! Housni replaces Soler for the end of the match.

The changes continue

Sarabia is awarded a corner after a series of dribbles, while Nolan Roux is replaced, as is Romain Basque.

Paris can roll out

Vitinha hurt the Berrichonne players a lot with a higher positioning. Technically, it’s clean!


Here’s the second Parisian goal, which makes it possible to regain the advantage! Fatigue got the better of the Berry defense! Vitinha overflows and crosses towards Ekitike who places a powerful header! Delecroix pushes back on Soler who finishes the job, 2 to 1!

Bianchini cut Bernat

Left at the back of the defense, Bernat overtakes everyone and is cut out late by Bianchini!

Sunu and Sanganté play in

Double change for Chateauroux with the release of Thio and Youssouf. They have been replaced by Sunu and Sanganté!

It’s getting close for PSG

Still back at the back of the defence, Mukiele puts a throw in for Vitinha, but the Portuguese misses his control!


Very well served by Vitinha in depth, Mukiele has two choices: hit or give it but he is met by Delecroix, well on his feet!

Ruiz takes the shot

Just into the game, Fabian Ruiz takes a left-footed shot in front of the box, but Delecroix is ​​on it.

Dangerous center of Paris

At the end of the race, Mukiele crosses at the first post and it is deflected by Ekitike, but Delecroix intervenes perfectly.

Double switch to PSG

Entry of Sergio Ramos and Fabian Ruiz to the end of the meeting! They replace Bitshiabu and Gharbi.

Youssouf stays on the ground

Defender Youssouf remains on the ground visibly affected behind the thigh. He will take his place!

Chateauroux on the counterattack

PSG is pierced on the side by Bernat and the centers are connected! Navas is watching!

Paris in control

Corner kick for PSG who try to make it 2-1 but it is cleared by the Châteauroux defence!


It’s halftime at the Gaston-Petit stadium! Small surprise after 45 minutes, since PSG was hooked against Chateauroux (1-1). Well launched by an early goal from Ekitike, the Parisians gradually pulled back and logically conceded the equalizer before the break. La Berrichonne was even close to 2-1 with a sudden strike from Nolan Roux.


Another good cross from Bianchini which is poorly returned by Mukiele and Nolan Roux takes the opportunity to strike by suddenly turning around! It grazes Navas’ post!

Châteauroux even purrs

La Berrichonne takes risks with the ball at her feet by spinning in front of her surface! Paris runs after the ball!


Incredibly, Châteauroux returns to the heights with a bit of success! Nolan Roux crosses back for Thio who hits the target! Bitshiabu deflects the ball into his goal! 1 to 1, everything must be redone for PSG!

Delecroix catches Soler’s free kick

At the entrance to the surface, Carlos Soler passes the wall, but finds Delecroix on his path! Châteauroux goes back to earth.

PSG bring the ball back

Good ball comeback from Vitinha who eliminates three players before it is thrown to the ground! Free kick for Soler!

Paris in trouble

Really good deep ball towards Thio who thinks to take the pace Mukiele but the defender goes in front… and sends the ball to the corner!


Free kick from Soler is poorly cleared, and Ismael Gharbi takes the volley with a tap on the ball! It is redirected in the corner by the excellent stop Delecroix!

Ekitika against

The ball lost in his camp by Basque and Ekitike tries to pass on goal before giving it to Gharbi! He is crushed and gets a good free kick!


Excellent call from Viltard, who centers very hard at the penalty spot! It’s messy and Navas can’t intervene. Mexico lights a wick in the area, and Vitinha dives too narrowly to counter!

Ekitike makes misery

With his movements and his liveliness, Hugo Ekitike undermines the defense of Châteauroux. The Parisian striker is comfortable tonight!

Paris still as dominant

Third corner for PSG! Sarabia takes it but it is sent back by Delecroix with fists! The ball quickly returns to the Berry area.

Ahoussou watches over a corner

Another corner for PSG who will drive home the point quickly to avoid a bad surprise. It is returned by Ahoussou of the head!

Titis in complete relaxation

Ismael Gharbi made a very good start to the game with a couple of technical gestures and tried to get Zaire-Emery to capitalize with a good pass! He is a little too short and Delecroix grabs the ball.


Here is the first Parisian goal in this 32nd final! Well served by Gharbi at the entrance to the surface, Hugo Ekitike points and scores with the help of the post! 1 to 0 for PSG!

Mukiele resumes his seat

Hampering, Nordi Mukiele resumed his place as he appeared to be badly hit. Good for the player and for PSG!

Mukiele hit his knee

After a duel with Ahoussou, Mukiele loses his footing and sees his left leg pulling him forward! He tries to catch up but gets hurt… Sergio Ramos goes to warm up!

Paris applies pressure

Corner kick for PSG after a great Parisian action! Opening of Mukiele for Sarabia controlling and giving to Ekitike! The center is narrowly deflected!

Total control over PSG

Vitinha and Zaire-Emery are already touching a lot of balls and showing that they are very comfortable with it! Châteauroux logically runs behind PSG.


Well launched in the depth of Sarabia, Ekitike controls with the tip of the foot and continues with his left foot! Delecroix kicks back!


And here we go to this 32nd final of the Coupe de France between Châteauroux (L2) and PSG! The Parisians present themselves tonight with a very renewed team without Messi, Neymar, Mbappé, Hakimi, Verratti, etc.

The eleven from PSG, with an unprecedented attack

Navas – Mukiele, Marquinhos, Bitshiabu, Bernat – Gharbi, Vitinha, Zaire-Emery – Sarabia, Soler, Ekitike.

The composition of Chateauroux, with Nolan Roux

Delecroix – Ahoussou, Youssouf, Ouaneh, Fouda, Basque, Bianchini, Mexico, Roux, Viltard, Thio.

Luis Campos present in Chateauroux

The PSG sports advisor discusses on the edge of the pitch before this Coupe de France match.

V. Jamin

Hello and welcome to this game

PSG travel to Châteauroux, club of former Paris president Michel Denisot, for their 32nd Coupe du France final. A participation in the competition, which will be without Messi, who has just returned to PSG after his victorious World Cup, without Neymar, also in the recovery phase, or Mbappé, to whom the club has given a few days of vacation, as well as Ashraf Hakimi. Marco Verratti is suspended.

Christophe Galtier, who explained in a press conference on Thursday that he dreamed of winning this competition (he failed in the final with Nice last season), will therefore be without his stars and should launch young people in the arena, especially Ismaël Gharbi and Warren Zaire- Emery, both saw a glimpse during the defeat against Lens on Sunday night. Promising centre-forward Ilyes Housni, who signed his first pro contract with PSG on Friday, is also in the squad.

With certainty, Keylor Navas will line up in goal. According to our information, Galtier could be tempted by a Gharbi-Ekitike-Sarabia attack.

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