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A first outing of the summer for Les Parisiens who continue their preparation in order to regain their rhythm after a three month interruption due to the health pandemic, and before the challenges in the domestic cups and Europe that await them. This match on 12 July was therefore particularly looked forward to, in front of 5,000 spectators who were also getting their first taste of football this summer.
Wearing their black shirt, with "Merci" appearing on it as a hommage to all of the hospital staff working on the front line in recent months, Les Parisiens put on a real show and quickly found their link-up play. Icardi looked dangerous from the get go and picked up the opener from Kehrer's cross (0-1, 8'), then made it a brace with a header from an exceptional ball into the box from Di Maria with the outside of his left boot (0-2, 19').
The tone was set early on and Neymar hammered another nail into home side's defence after a superb show of pace and an excellent bit of skill to beat Gorgelin (0-3, 21').Then Mbappé, who looked lively throughout the first half, made the most of a defensive error in order to find the back of the net with his right foot (0-4, 29'). It was also the Frenchman who won a penalty at the end of the first half, that Neymar converted calmly (0-5, 43').
As it had been announced before the encounter, the two coaches made changes at the break, with both sides entirely changing their eleven. But the game continued in the same light. Gueye, looking like a fox in the box, scored the sixth Paris goal of the evening, after following in on a corner that was poorly cleared by the hosts (0-6, 50'). Three more goals followed in the next 10 minutes... Sarabia from a beautiful delivery from Verratti (0-7, 52'), Kalimuendo after cut back by Sarabia (0-8, 59') then... Sarabia from a cross from... Kalimuendo one minute later (0-9, 60').
After the hour mark, the score wouldn't change, despite the numerous chances that followed for the visitors, and also down to two excellent stops by Sergio Rico, who ensured he would take home a clean sheet. The summer starts well ahead of the next challenge with the visit of Waasland-Beveren on Friday 17 July at the Parc des Princes!