If there is one thing for which the Parisians prepared themselves well this Tuesday evening, in Faro (Portugal), for their last pre-season match, it is in the heat announced for the Champions Trophy against Lille.
About thirty degrees are in fact expected in Tel Aviv at 8 p.m. this Sunday.
For the rest, against a solid block displayed by Sevilla FC, Pochettino's men snatched a draw on a happy goal from Nagera in the 88th, bringing their summer record to three victories (Le Mans, Augsburg, Orléans) and two draws (Chambly, Seville).
At a time when Mbappé, Kimpembe, Wijnaldum and Danilo had remained at the Loges camp to continue their recent resumption of training, where Ramos and Rafinha are injured, and where Neymar, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Paredes, Verratti, Donnarumma and Sarabia are still on vacation, Mauricio Pochettino once again relied on the youngest players in his group to compose his team.
Hakimi still in shape
After the opening of the score on penalty by Rakitic (40th), following an exit of Navas in the feet of En-Nesyri, the Argentine coach appeared frustrated standing in front of his bench.
He therefore took advantage of half-time to make changes and in particular to bring out Bitshiabu, Dina-Ebimbe and Gharbi.
Diallo, Simons and Kalimuendo thus came into play. Eight minutes later, a triple movement of the latter, loaned to Lens last season, resulted in the equalization of Icardi (1-1, 48th).
Once again, Hakimi had served as a solid fulcrum on this offensive action.
The Moroccan right-back could even have scored on Tuesday but he lost his two duels against Bono (13th, 14th) despite two magnificent services from Draxler.
But he's definitely in good shape.
Again led after a curled shot from Rodriguez at the entrance to the area (2-1, 62nd), the Parisians relied in particular on the inspirations of Michut and the percussions of Kalimuendo to try to equalize. Kenny Nagera will take advantage of a hesitation of the defense to equalize while Simons will even have the victory ball at the end of the foot (90 + 1).