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Châteauroux-PSG (1-3): Paris avoids the bad joke


In the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France, the Parisians, without their stars, struggled to beat the National squad at the end of the match, which will have

Just after receiving his PSG gift from Christophe Galtier – a jersey in his name autographed by the Parisians – Michel Denisot, the historic Parisian president, now stationed in Châteauroux, had a thought for the spectators “without doubt a little disappointed not to see the stars”, this Friday January 6 in the 32nd final of the Coupe de France.

He was thinking there of the absence for the first time of the season of the entire trio Mbappé, Messi, Neymar.

But, faced with the unprecedented composition of PSG, where Galtier had chosen to launch three titis – Bitshiabu (17 years old), Zaire-Emery (16 years old) and Gharbi (18 years old) – Michel Denisot had launched: “But well, we will see, there will perhaps be revelations and people will say: we were there!


A gag goal conceded

The experienced 77-year-old journalist felt that the evening would necessarily be special.

It was especially so for Ismaël Gharbi, author of an inspired pass to offer the first goal to Ekitike (0-1, 13th).

On the other hand, El Chadaille Bitshiabu also stood out but by diverting in a gag way a shot from Natanael Ntolla Thio who deceived Navas (1-1, 37th).

This equalization gave hope to the Berrichonne who seemed very limited until then.

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As stunned, the Parisians, they retreated despite the incessant great gestures of the arms of Marquinhos to stay as high as possible.

And Nolan Roux, from the height of his 34 years, almost took advantage of it, but his recovery came close to the goal of Navas, beaten (42nd).

From a center-shot, it was then Youssouf who almost surprised the Costa Rica goalkeeper, who diverted the ball on his bar (48th).

Roux, following a counter, again had a goal ball but Marquinhos intervened in extremis (57th).

This did not prevent the Parisian ultras from continuing to sing in their corner of the stands, but as we headed towards the penalty shootout, more and more observers began to delve into the statistics to find traces of the PSG's last elimination in the 32nd final: a 1-0 defeat against Valenciennes then in D 2, during the 1989-1990 season.


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It was not the exits of Bitshiabu and Gharbi, replaced by Ramos and Ruiz (64th and 65th), who would reassure the Parisian supporters, who saw Soler and Sarabia being granted the right to continue their poor performance.

The only Parisian opportunity was the work of Mukiele, whose close shot was repelled by Delecroix (68th).

Five days after his first defeat of the season at Lens (3-1), Galtier's men still seemed in danger.

But fortunately for them, after a cross from Vitinha, the resumption of Ekitike pushed back by Delecroix, arrived on Soler who could finally make a useful gesture by scoring (1-2, 78th).

In additional time, Bernat increased the score (1-3, 90 + 1).

Paris therefore continues on its way.

It will be long until the round of 16 since after the league matches against Angers (11th) and Rennes (15th), a detour to a friendly match in Saudi Arabia on the 19th will force the Federation to schedule this next turn on a Monday 23. The Parisian ultras will then be able, like this Friday, to bring out their banner: “Football is the weekend.



Half time:


Spectators: 14,003. Referee: Mr. Dechepy.


Chateauroux: Bitshiabu (37th, csc).

PSG: Ekitike (13th), Soler (82nd), Bernat (90th + 1).


Delecroix - Youssouf (Sanganté, 71st), Ouaneh (cap.), Ahoussou, Fouda - Mexico, Basque (Grange, 84th), Viltard - Bianchini, Roux (Bozkurt, 84th), Ntolla Thio (Sunu, 71st).





Navas - Mukiele, Marquinhos (cap.), Bitshiabu (Ramos, 64th), Bernat - Soler (Housni, 85th), Zaire-Emery, Vitinha - Gharbi (Fabian Ruiz, 65th) - Sarabia, Ekitike (Danilo, 89th) .




Source: leparis

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