Last test before the return of serious things for Paris-Saint-Germain.
Led by young Ismaël Gharbi and Ilyes Housni, the Parisians quietly won their friendly match against Quevilly Rouen Métropole (3-1), before returning to Ligue 1 and Strasbourg on December 28 at the Parc des Princes.
While Vitinha and Danilo Pereira trained on the adjacent pitch, PSG faced a second Ligue 2 opponent, having beaten Paris FC (2-1) a week earlier at Camp des Loges.
Beautiful people and some young people, Christophe Galtier drew a competitive eleven.
Donnarumma in the cages, Ramos and Mukiele on the right of defense and a Ruiz-Sanches-Verratti midfielder framed young shooters Housni, Gharbi and El Chadaille Bitshiabu, the only three players to have played the entire game.
Unsurprisingly, the Parisians first evolved against a grouped block.
They recovered many balls thanks to an effective pressing loss.
Illustration signed Ismaël Gharbi: the 18-year-old offensive intercepted a back pass from Normandy before eliminating the opposing goalkeeper and opening the scoring (14th).
PSG then lowered the intensity slider and Gianluigi Donnarumma had the opportunity to shine.
Back in the Parisian cages, the Italian came out well to prevent Bangré's equalizer in the Parisian 5.50 meters.
While his defense was worried several times behind his back, the goalkeeper was inspired.
The midfielders took advantage of the availability of the attacking trio.
Hugo Ekitike and Gharbi dropped a lot, leaving the depth to Housni, author of a double (30th, 51st) to shelter the Ile-de-France club.
Galtier waited until the 70th minute to actually spin.
The coach gave minutes to Ethan Mbappé and other youngsters, while Zaire-Emery touched a lot of balls as soon as he entered the 58th.
Faced with less adversity, the Normans took advantage of a mess in the heart of an experienced defense to score from a corner through Diedhiou.
The player: Ismael Gharbi
In the group for four Ligue 1 games this season, Ismaël Gharbi showed up during this window of friendly matches.
Already a scorer against the PFC, the young Spaniard (18) therefore did it again against the Normans.
Above all, he showed off his technique with great ball grips and interesting shifts created for his partners.
Ismaël Gharbi's opening score!
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In his role of false 9, he did not hide, always asking to advance his team towards the opposing goal.
With his performances in the Youth League (6 goals) and his confidence, Gharbi has arguments to claim playing time with the pros.
The number: 2
Ilyes Housni offered himself a double to open his goal counter with the professional group.
These achievements will not appear on his official stats sheet at the end of his career but the 17-year-old striker thus offers himself a good bowl of confidence.
Author of 8 goals in the Youth League this season, the Franco-Moroccan stands out with the PSG U19s.
Against Quevilly, he first cut off a perfect cross from Mukiele (30') before scoring from a tight angle (51').
The composition of PSG:
Donnarumma (Rico, 71st) - Mukiele (Fernandez-Veliz, 71st), Bitshiabu, Ramos (Muntu Wa Mungu, 71st), Bernat (El Hannach, 71st) - Sanches (Zaire-Emery, 58th), Verratti (cap. Kari, 71st), Ruiz (Etonde, 71st) - Gharbi, Housni, Ekitike (E. Mbappé, 71st)