Training: PSG painfully beat Benfica and continue their path in the Youth League (1-0)

In pain, PSG U19 won against defending champion SL Benfica (1-0). Zoumana Camara’s team pocketed a third precious success thanks to the new goal of their goalscorer, Ilyes Housni.

The wise:

The composition of PSG U19 against Benfica: Mouquet – Lamy, El Hannach ©, Fernandez Veliz – Zague, Kari, Bagbema (Diawara, 63 ‘), Wa Mungu – Lemina (Tchicamboud, 46’), Housni, Gharbi.

The composition of Benfica U19 against PSG: Gomes – Tomé (Reis Melro, 86 ‘), Jevsenak, Coser, Spencer – Neves, Félix (Precatado, 64’), Ferreira (N’Dour, 64 ‘) – Moreira, Semedo (Dju, 78’), Félix (Faria , 78 ‘).

The game sheet:

The objectives : Ilyes Housni (1-0, 80 ‘).

Notices: Yellow card for Ferreira (22 ‘), Luis Semedo (30’), Tomé (83 ‘) – Diawara (71’), Mouquet (90 + 3).

The game :

First half

The Parisians kick off the match at the Futebol Campus in Seixal. Noha Lemina launches deep and crashes with the Lisbon defense, gets a first corner in this partial (2 ‘). The start of the match is balanced, Benfica turns the ball well and the two teams organize themselves (4 ‘). The game leans clearly on the Portuguese left, with Diego Moreira already very restless. El Hannach had to work hard to stop him (7 ‘). The first big opportunity is in Paris! Served by Lemina near the area, Housni plays the role of goalkeeper of the SLB but is caught by a defender when the goal seemed very close (9 ‘).

Benfica responds to the pitch and combines in small spaces. Joao Neves finds a corner but his attempt goes well above (11 ‘). The Portuguese settle in the half of the SG, the Parisian defense is resisting for the moment but the SLB is technically easy (14 ‘). Hugo Félix brought the first scare into Louis Mouquet’s cages with a free kick that started well but ended up near the right post (16 ‘).

Difficult first twenty minutes for PSG, technically dominated and in possession of the ball. However, the blockade of Paris remains well organized (20 ‘). Fernandez-Veliz contains Luis Semedo well with an excellent contrast, good intervention by the defender (21 ‘). on the corner that follows, Mouquet makes the first save in this match and catches a powerless header from Diego Moreira. The Parisians multiply the faults, Bagbema offers a new punishment to the people of Lisbon, who struggle to treat them well (25 ‘). The referee gives the players a nice break, it’s hot in Portugal.

Already two yellow cards on the Portuguese side: after Diogo Ferreira, Luis Semedo also receives a yellow card (28 ‘). Benfica keeps the pressure on the Parisian stands, Diogo Ferreira sends a nice shot that comes back (30 ‘). PSG gets some air, Lemina and Zague try to combine but is immediately stopped by the defense of the SLB (32 ‘). Muntu Wa Mungu tries to throw Gharbi deep but the Benfica goalkeeper comes out well in the attacker’s feet (34 ‘). The Portuguese infiltrate the Paris area, Félix is ​​served by Moreira with a nice masked pass but the Parisian defense intervenes (37 ‘).

Parisians play with fire. After a ball loss, Joao Neves can arm a shot that escapes the frame again. He went a little to the side (39 ‘). It’s up to Luis Semedo to try his luck from afar, it is the ninth Portuguese shot of the match (43 ‘). Housni served in the area but the striker was immediately squeezed by the Benfica defense, a complicated first half for the 17-year-old striker (45 ‘). At half-time the two teams are back to back, still 0-0.

Second half:

Play resumes, with a notable change as Queyrell Tchicamboud takes over from Noha Lemina. The Parisians start better than in the first half and are positioned higher on the pitch (48 ‘). Bagbema serves Tchicamboud between the lines, another intervention is needed at the foot of the Benfica goalkeeper (51 ‘). Magnificent action from PSG! Zague’s cross for Housni who takes over with a spectacular acrobatic volley, a nice save by the Lisbon goalkeeper. The action is applauded by the public, it should be emphasized. We were close to seeing one of the goals of the year (53 ‘). Mouquet must respond immediately and intervened on Fereira’s shot, the match gained momentum (54 ‘).

The first quarter of an hour of this second half is almost more interesting than all the first 45 minutes. Paris wakes up and offers the real opposition to Benfica (58 ‘). Benfica are still in the game too, they go from one goal to another and a good Fernandez-Veliz is enough to block a Portuguese attack (61 ‘). Change on both sides. For Paris, Diawara takes the place of Bagbema in the center (63 ‘). Fernandez-Veliz heads another dangerous ball (66 ‘). On a punishment that seems harmless, Mouquet misreads the trajectory, it could have cost the Parisians dearly (68 ‘). Opportunities multiply for Benfica who lack efficiency (69 ‘).

The intensity drops shortly after about twenty minutes with an important rhythm. The Parisians reorganize a bit (73 ‘). Housni is once again narrowly stopped offside, all useless for the PSG striker who started to play a 1v1 with a Portuguese defender (74 ‘). On a very effective one-two, Benfica’s attack goes into goal but El Hannach makes a very high intervention! (77 ‘). The PSG defender has also been injured and calls the doctors.

The Parisians open the scoring ten minutes from the end! On Tchicamboud’s good turn, Housni perfectly deceives the Benfica goalkeeper and lets his team pass (0-1, 80 ‘)!

Lisbon tries to react but the PSG defense holds firm (82 ‘). El Hannach repeats himself with a superb intervention at the foot of the attacker Dju, it is very important (85 ‘). The Portuguese are making a new change, it’s up to them to play the game in the last few minutes. After a contact, Tchicamboud remains on the ground. The game stopped for a few seconds and then resumed (88 ‘). Great opportunity for the SLB, Moreira finds himself facing the cages but the player of the 2004 generation loses his support and falls (89 ‘).

The referee signals that there will be five minutes of recovery. Benfica continues to attack from the goal conceded (90 + 1 ‘). Rain of great opportunities for Benfica in the last minutes, Mouquet in particular made a decisive stop in front of Dju (90 + 2). The PSG goalkeeper intervenes again in front of N’Dour (90 + 3 ‘). The referee whistled the final whistle of the match, the Parisians won by the smallest margin and pocketed a very precious third victory.

Impact on the ranking:

After the game, the ranking is as follows:

  1. PSG: 9 points (+8)
  2. Juventus: 4 points (0)
  3. Maccabi Haifa: 3 points (-6)
  4. Benfica: 1 points (-2)

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