Galtier on the level of Japanese teams
“I had no surprise on the quality of the opponents we met. Just like what we see from Europe and the Japanese selection, they are very structured teams and difficult to play, with quality of search for speed and percussion. There are very good players technically. Through the three confrontations, I saw variety. I am not surprised at the level of the Japanese championship. The national team is always pleasant to see play.”
Galtier on the transfer window and on the possible arrivals of Renato Sanches and Mukiele
“I’m reading you, I’m listening to you. The club is working to improve and make this squad stronger. We’re going to fly, we’re going to take a long 12-hour journey, we’re going to sleep and when we land we might have one or two, even three more players, four, five (smiles). We’ll see what happens this week.”
Galtier on the Champions Trophy
“Even if the preparation was short, even if there were quite long trips, the advantage of playing here in hard-to-reach stadiums and physically ready opponents, that forced us to raise our level of play. there is still one week before the Champions Trophy, we will still work with rhythm and intensity, make sure to correct what is wrong. Even if we don’t want to concede too many chances and concede goals, My players’ DNA is to play, take risks and attack as much as possible. We’re not going to change that.”
Galtier on the defensive performance
“Annoyed, that’s not the term. On the second goal, we have to be more structured and not disorderly. We weren’t in the right timing, we couldn’t manage to get back on track. insists this is an important line of work, we have to show a tougher face for future matches.”
Christophe Galtier at a press conference
“I’m happy with the first half, the second we were tired. We conceded two goals, two goals too many. Even if we have a big goal difference, I would like us to be hard to beat. It’s a major line of work.”
It’s over at the Panasonic Stadium Suita!
The Parisians offer themselves a demonstration to end their tour in Japan by largely dominating Gamba Osaka (6-2). The capital club was already leading 4-1 at the break and quietly managed in the second half by adding two goals, thanks in particular to Mbappé’s acceleration in the last quarter of an hour. Now it’s time for the Champions Trophy on Sunday against FC Nantes for the capital club.
The Paris scorers: Sarabia (28th), Neymar (31st sp, 60th), Mendes (37th), Messi (39th) and Mbappé (86th, sp).
The exterior of Paredes!
We were not far from 7-2! The Argentinian midfielder seeks the skylight with the outside of the foot but it just misses.
Mbappé continues to make miseries to Takao on his right side
He still overtakes the Japanese defender and strikes at the end of the race. It is way above.
Penalty converted by Mbappé!
6-2 for PSG, Mbappé joins the party. The French does justice to himself and takes the Japanese porter on the wrong foot.
Penalty for PSG!
Another devastating acceleration from Mbappé, who takes speed from his vis-à-vis. This last tackle late and is guilty of a fault.
Mbappé’s free kick pushed back by the wall
The Frenchman’s attempt was too crushed.
The rescue on the line in front of Mbappé!
Another dazzling acceleration from Mbappé full axis. He erases the Japanese goalkeeper and straightens the ball, but it is saved on the line by an Osaka defender.
Another acceleration from Mbappé
The Parisian striker makes the Japanese defense dizzy. He hits hard at the near post but only finds the side netting.
Mbappé in his works!
Superb technical sequence from the Frenchman, who finds Bernat on the left side. The Spaniard’s cross in front of goal unfortunately finds no one.
Galtier opens his bench wide
Danilo, Gueye, Kehrer, Kalimuendo, Icardi, Diallo and Ebimbe are in the game. Messi, Vitinha, Marquinhos, Neymar, Icardi, Kimpembe and Hakimi join the bench.
Freshness break in stride
With 20 minutes to go, both teams are hydrating.
Osaka saves honor!
Very nice combination of the Japanese. Yanagisawa is found on the right side on a small stung ball. He puts in first intention for Yanahami, found on a center in withdrawal, which adjusts Donnarumma perfectly. 5-2!
Hakimi’s Force Attempt
The Moroccan is offset by Mbappé on the right side. From a tight angle, he tries to strike in force but he stumbles on the Japanese goalkeeper.
The Japanese tries his luck from a distance but it’s directly in the arms of Donnarumma.
Mbappé already in action
The French striker accelerates and finds Messi. The Pulga gives him a small heel in the area but the Japanese defense intervenes narrowly.
The first changes made by Galtier
Mbappé, Bernat and Paredes come into play in place of Sarabia, Nuno Mendes and Verratti.
The double for Neymar!
And that’s 5-1 for PSG! Found in depth, Neymar clears the Japanese goalkeeper in cold blood and scores in the empty goal.
Vitinha makes differences
The Portuguese accelerates full axis and breaks lines. He serves Neymar on the right side but the Brazilian does not manage to get into a central position.
PSG continues to push!
Vitinha’s shot went out through the Japanese goalkeeper. Behind, Neymar is jostled in the area but the referee believes that there is nothing.
Center a bit too strong from Nuno Mendes after a good job
The Portuguese makes his power speak in the left lane, but his center is too fruyant.
Messi’s festival… which is missing in the finish
Double hook from Messi to put his vis-à-vis in the wind. But the strike of the Pulga flies into the Japanese sky.
No change in the Parisian eleven
Christophe Galtier has not yet opened his bench, while the Japanese coach has meanwhile made six changes.
Neymar in his works
The Brazilian kept up the pace despite the break and gave us a nice double roulette.
Here we go again !
The Parisians are playing the last 45 minutes of their Japanese tour.
It’s break time at Panasonic Stadium!
After having been defeated for a long time by the Osaka goalkeeper, the Parisians then unfolded by scoring four goals in 10 minutes. The Japanese reduced the score in the 34th but the addition is already heavy for the locals.
The Paris scorers: Sarabia (28th), Neymar (sp, 31st), Mendes (37th) and Messi (39).
The Parisian goalkeeper misses his exit a little and sends the ball back with his head directly into the feet of a player from Osaka. The subsequent lob attempt does not worry the Italian.
Parisian domination rewarded
After having stumbled on the Osaka goalkeeper for a long time, PSG are unfolding at the end of the first period. The break will be good for the Japanese!
And four for Paris!
PSG rolls out and Messi joins the party! On the left side, Neymar crosses in front of the goal and the Argentinian perfectly cuts the trajectory of the ball to deceive the Japanese goalkeeper.
And PSG regains a two-goal lead!
The match gets a bit crazy and PSG leads 3-1! Nuno Mendes is beautifully served by Vitinha above the defense. The Parisian piston takes the ball and hits hard in the opposite side netting.
The reduction of Osaka’s score almost in stride!
The Japanese combine and Kimpembe is caught behind his back. Onose crosses in front of the goal and, in two stages, Kurokawa pushes the ball into the back of the net!
Penalty converted by Neymar!
Neymar does justice to himself and allows PSG to take the break thanks to a magnificent opposite!
Penalty for PSG!
On a hook, Neymar is mowed down by an Osaka defender. The referee does not hesitate and indicates the penalty spot.
PSG finally finds the fault!
This time, Higashiguchi gave in, in two stages! Messi stumbles against the Japanese goalkeeper for the first time, but Sarabia follows well and catapults the ball into the goal to give PSG the advantage.
Higashiguchi won again ahead of Hakimi!
The Parisian side is launched in the right side and he goes to challenge the Japanese goalkeeper, who once again wins his duel!
It’s time for a cool break
Both teams take time to hydrate in the humid heat of Panasonic Stadium.
Messi’s free kick doesn’t go far
The Pulga tries its luck directly full axis at 25 meters. It passes about 50 cm from the skylight of Higashiguchi.
Sarabia in check after a Neymar festival
The Brazilian makes his direct opponent dizzy on the right side with stepovers. He finally puts himself in the center position and finds Sarabia at close range, but the Spaniard stumbles on the Japanese goalkeeper!
Rescue of Miura in front of Messi
The Argentinian is wanted at the far post but the Osaka defender takes the ball away from him at close range with an acrobatic gesture. It’s getting closer for PSG.
The huge opportunity for Neymar!
Verratti serves Neymar with a small ball above the Japanese defense. Neymar, alone at the penalty spot, controls the ball and strikes in first intention but is defeated by the Osaka goalkeeper!
It’s heating up in the Paris area
Big mess in the area after a corner. PSG can’t clear the ball and it ends with a Japanese strike. It is countered and it goes out of frame.
Strike from Messi!
The Argentinian is served full axis at the entrance to the surface. His shot is on target but a little too soft, and the Japanese goalkeeper folds well.
PSG put their foot on the ball
Long phase of possession of the club of the capital, which tries to impose the tempo.
Neymar picked up in extremis in the area
The Brazilian is found deep. He takes the ball and falls into the area, without the referee flinching.
Messi defeated by the doorman of Gamba Osaka!
The Argentinian is launched on the left side by Sarabia. In a slightly closed angle, he strikes but it’s a little too axial and pushed back by Higashiguchi.
The first offensive is for Gamba Osaka
The Japanese get a corner. It’s hit at the near post but the resumption of the head of a Gamba Osaka player misses wide.
Let’s go !
The kick-off of this last match of the Japanese tour of PSG is given. The Parisians are aiming for a third victory in three games in the land of the Rising Sun.
Both teams enter the field
Kick-off imminent at the Panasonic Stadium in Suita.
The composition of PSG
Christophe Galtier remains faithful to his 3-4-1-2.
Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes – Messi – Neymar, Sarabia
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PSG will recruit a nutritionist for the first team
A new position at PSG. According to information from RMC Sport, a nutritionist will now be dedicated to the first team, where in the past this position covered all the surfaces of PSG, from training to judo and handball. On the side of Christophe Galtier, he imposed a framework on his players, in order to improve the life of the group.
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The probable composition of PSG, with Kalimuendo
For this last rehearsal before the Champions Trophy, Christophe Galtier could change his entire team compared to the eleven who won against the Urawa Reds Diamonds this Saturday (3-0).
The probable composition: Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Gueye (or Verratti), Vitinha, Mendes – Messi – Neymar, Kalimuendo
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