U19s record big win over Galatasaray
The Paris Saint-Germain U19 side recorded their first win of the UEFA Youth League campaign with a 5-1 win over Galatasaray at the Necmi Kadıoğlu stadium in Istanbul on Tuesday.
After their opening UEFA Youth League match loss at home to Real Madrid, the Parisian youngsters bounced back in style against Galatasaray, opening the scoring through Arnaud Kalimuendo, set up by Moussa Sissako (0-1, 28').
Just four minutes later, captain Loïc Mbe Soh headed in Hussayn Touati's cross to beat Berk Balaban in the hosts' goal (0-2, 32'). Les Rouge & Bleu were two goals to the good at half-time.
At the start of the second half, Lucas Bernadou set up Adil Aouchiche to make it 3-0 (46'). Despite a penalty to Metehan Baltaci (1-3, 49'), Paris Saint-Germain restored their three-goal advantage just two minutes later through Mexen Kapo with another header (1-4, 51').
With 15 minutes left, Pembélé completed a five-star performance in Turkey from Aouchiche's assist (1-5, 73').
The result sees Paris reclaim second spot in Group A, three points behind leaders Real Madrid. The next match is away to Club Bruges on Tuesday 22 October.
GALATASARAY SK 1-5 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (0-2)
UEFA Youth League – Matchday 2
Stade Necmi Kadıoğlu
Goals: Kalimuendo (PSG) 28', Mbe Soh (PSG) 32', Aouchiche (PSG) 46', Baltaci (G) 49', Kapo (PSG) 51', Pembélé (PSG) 73'.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Franchi – Mbe Soh (c), Sissako, Kouassi – Pembélé (Alloh, 85'), Ruiz-Atil (Ahamada M’Ze, 77'), Kapo, Touati (Makutungu, 77') – Bernadou (Fadiga, 64'), Kalimuendo, Aouchiche (Simons, 85'). Coach: Stéphane Roche.
GALATASARAY: Balaban – Akdemir (Yildiz, 74'), Bayram, Baltaci, Lus – Fettahoglu, Kapi, Babacan (Gençel, 69'), Uymaz (Kaya, 74') – Akgün (c) (Elmaz, 56') – Yardimci. Coach: Ceyhun Müderrisoglu.