Champions League – Not varnished by arbitration, PSG gives in to Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals at the Parc des Princes

Paris could not do better than Lyon. After the defeat of the Lyonnaises against Chelsea in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (0-1), the Parisiennes suffered the same fate against Wolfsburg (0-1). Voluntary and enterprising, the players of Gérard Prêcheur cracked on a penalty from Dominique Janssen when Elisa De Almeida had just been sent off (62nd). PSG nevertheless limits the breakage for the return match on Thursday, March 30.
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After this consistent performance on the lawn of the Parc des Princes, however, it will obviously be regrets that will dominate. With Grace Geyoro in central defense and Kheira Hamraoui in the midfield, the Parisiennes entered this first round firmly. More biting in the duels than the Louves, they quickly took the initiative to project themselves towards the opposing surface. Served by Sakina Karchaoui, Kadidiatou Diani heated the gloves of Merle Frohms (7th).

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Contrasting and cruel evening for De Almeida

Curiously harmless despite the enormous potential announced, the players of Wolfsburg however failed to take advantage of a huge blunder from Sarah Bouhaddi who launched directly on Ewa Pajor in her area. Fortunately for the Parisian goalkeeper, De Almeida showed reactivity and aggressiveness to counter the center forward (11th). The central defender, however, showed annoyance at the end of the first period and received a warning for protest (37th).

A little earlier, Ramona Bachmann had come up against the opposing door Merle Frohms for the best Parisian opportunity of the meeting (32nd) and Diani had missed a header in a good position in stride (33rd). The players of Prêcheur will be able to deplore this lack of realism as well as the penalty awarded to Sakina Karchaoui then finally canceled by Rebecca Welch after viewing her control screen (56th).

Because a few moments later, the English referee, again called by his colleagues from the VAR, sanctioned the hand of De Almeida on the head of Lena Sophie Oberdorf on a corner and expelled the Parisian (61st). Janssen converted the penalty to open the scoring (0-1, 62nd) and PSG, reduced to ten, failed to obtain a new interesting offensive situation despite their good will. In Wolfsburg in a week, we will have to keep our nerves in order to hope to reverse the situation.

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