Thomas Siniecki, Media365, published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:05 p.m.
The Parisiennes no longer have the right to make mistakes in the Champions League, after their complicated debut. The first stage is successful, with a clear victory against Vllaznia (5-0) on behalf of the third day.
Paris Saint-Germain had only taken one point in two games to start in the Champions League. Far from the march of their male counterparts, the women took advantage of a match finally within their reach to take off by winning 5-0 in front of the Albanians of Vllaznia. It was still necessary to wait until the end of the first period to see Grace Geyoro open the scoring (39th) then the unfortunate Matilda Gjergji score against her side (2-0, 44th) and, despite herself, give air to the PSG.
Ramona Bachmann widened the gap from the penalty spot on the hour mark (3-0, 60th), imitated by Sandy Baltimore (4-0, 75th) and the young Magnaba Folquet (5-0, 85th) who gave a better consistency to this success of the vice-champions of France, where Kheira Hamraoui was notably a holder in the middle. Gérard Prêcheur had announced the day before that this match would be “determining in the race for qualification for the quarter-finals” and that any other result than a victory would prevent his players from being masters of their destiny.
The main thing is therefore acquired, pending the return match in two weeks where the sentence will be more or less the same, the race for second place becoming more and more obvious against Real Madrid, who remain four points after their defeat at Chelsea (2-0). The Spaniards are therefore tied with the Parisians, while the Londoners take off with three wins in as many games. Everything is likely to be played out in a little over three weeks, on December 16 on the ground of Real. A week of all dangers for PSG, which will have moved to the league five days earlier on the lawn of Lyon, its great rival (22 points ahead for OL in the lead, against 20 for Paris).