Some barely had time to change. As with any celebration, the night that followed was short. After their title, the first in the history of PSG, acquired against Dijon (2-0) Friday night, the Parisians had reason to smile, to dance, to let their pride explode.
Their locker room at the Jean-Bouin stadium has turned into a real nightclub. Full music, mood lights and champagne right up to the trophy, all until the middle of the night for the more adventurous. This Saturday morning, some manholes were more closed than others.
Yet the day promised a lot. It started with a photo shoot of the players and staff at the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Before the last common lunch of a group promised to disperse in a few days. And then it’s time for tributes. Those of the club, first of all, from the hands of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. Two special trophies were presented to Formiga, 43, a legend in women’s football and Irene Paredes, the captain of 29, who is moving to her homeland of Spain. Two touching sequences for singular farewells. At the end of the afternoon, tears flowed to conclude this very special day.
In the meantime, PSG has organized the most beautiful of meetings with nearly 1,000 supporters, most of them from the Ultras Paris Collective (CUP), and its champions at the Parc des Princes. Always present and active with this women’s section, the CUP gave voice for over an hour. “I would like to thank you for this season”, slips Grace Geyoro, microphone in hand. Chants and smoke offer a beautiful spectacle in the Auteuil bend. Marie-Antoinette Katoto or Kadidiatou Diani even seize the big ultras flags.
Finally, the players climb into the stands and Sandy Baltimore, top prospect of the season, takes control of the drums. Too tired to dance Friday night after her match, she made up for it. Under the eyes of the oldest, such as Sabrina Delannoy or Laure Boulleau, the next generation is celebrating. To the greatest happiness of Paris.