A good training! Just four days before receiving Barca for a game that the whole football planet is awaiting, Paris defeated Bordeaux (0-3) at the Matmut Atlantique Stadium for the 25th day of the French Ligue 1.
PSG starts with a slightly modified squad: Kevin Trapp is back in the posts after Areola’s mediocre interim period, Kimpembe substitues Thiago Silva who can rest before the UCL game, and Kurzawa is on the left side of the defense – to prepare against Barca or to let Maxwell rest, that is the question!
That’s a good start of the game and after 6 minutes only, Marquihnos sends a long cross to Angel Di Maria that Bordeaux’s defense sends back but Cavani is here to volley the ball! What a goal from the Cav’! (0-1; 6’). Bordeaux tries something but the ex-Parisian Menez’s cross does not find anyone. Bordeaux is shy like a young boy in Soy Cowboy while Paris pressures the Girondins hard: Veratti for Kurzawa for Di Maria but his strong attempt is boxed away by GK Carrasso (16’) and Di Maria again one minute later. Like the young boy after his first drink, Bordeaux is a bit more confident but Trapp is here (18’; 20’), protecting Paris’ posts like an experienced Mama San. The first half is now a bit better balanced and after a wonderful play initiated by Verratti and a rush from Lucas, the Italian genius sends a lovely through ball to Di Maria who just has to lob the ball in front of Carrasso (0-2; 40’). A perfect first half for Paris.
Paris comes back to the field highly motivated and just needs two minutes to kill the game: Rabiot gets the ball back, for Kurzawa, Kurzawa for Di Maria, oh what a nice cross and goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!! Cavani is here again to volley the ball (0-3; 47’)! Bordeaux is Knocked-Out and Paris can play easily as Di Maria tries to score on a direct corner. Like in a perfect scenario, Marco Verratti gets out after an hour, while the youngster Nkunku get in. We are a bit scared when we see Di Maria, excellent tonight, leaving the field icing his leg but it doesn’t seem too much of a concern. Draxler is now in. Last part of the game is perfectly handled by the “Rouge et Bleu” although losing a bit its concentration at some point. Draxler, off-side, is close to score a “madjer” but off-target. Bordeaux also has a few occasions but no luck. Paris closes temporarily the gap with Monaco, which receives Metz on Saturday.
Come on boys, it’s now time to kick some Barcass!