Start of the D1 Arkema 2022/23 season for the women of Gérard Prêcheur, while the women’s section of Paris Saint-Germain finished second in the standings last year. The first day took place at home, at Camp des Loges, against ASJ Soyaux. A real one-sided game, PSG had no trouble winning, with in particular the first goal of Lieke Martens under the tunic Red and bluewith the score of 2-0.
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After letting the Trophée des Champions slip away at the end of August against Olympique Lyonnais (1-0), PSG returned to Paris empty-handed but with the conviction and ambition to make a strong impression in the league. To start the season, Gérard Prêcheur’s players welcomed Soyaux. The Parisian domination stifled the opposing game, which had no concrete opportunity to worry Constance Picaud. In the other direction, Paris had possession of the ball but lacked creativity. The lack of opportunity could have failed PSG, although the capital club managed to find the fault twice. The new recruit Lieke Martens opened the scoring and offered his first goal in official competition, from the start of the match (5th). Although Kadidiatou Diani sees his penalty crashing into the post in stride (9th), the French international will manage to find the way to the nets half an hour into the first period (33rd).
PSG WOMEN – ASJ SOYAUX: 2-0 (2-0)
Goals: Martens (05th), Diani (33rd).
Team composition: Picaud – Karchaoui, De Almeida, Ilestedt, Lawrence (c) – Fazer, Jean-François, Geyoro – Martens (Mengwen 83rd), Bachmann (Baltimore 70th), Diani.
Paulina Dudek was placed on the bench, while the Polish international made two full meetings with her selection. It’s Ashley lawrence who took over the captain’s armband. The young Alice Pinguet (20-year-old goalkeeper) was added to the team sheet to replace Votíková (rehabilitation) and Williams (selection). Kheira Hamraoui was not selected, given that the midfielder is not part of the Parisian project – according to Sabrina Delannoy at the microphone of Canal + Footballbefore the match.
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At halftime, defender Elisa From Almeida stopped at the microphone of Canal+ Football.
Q – How did you feel about the first 45 minutes of the game?
“A lot of chances, as the coach asked us. It’s positive. We still have to remain vigilant behind, and we will try to take advantage of our chances. »
Kadidiatou Diani was retained at the end of the match, where she shared with her point of view on the Parisian victory.
Q – First, congratulations on this victory and on your first goal this season. Why this celebration?
“We do it with Pau (Paulina Dudek), but she was warming up so I celebrated by myself. »
Q – It felt like two games in one, lots of chances but few finishes. Who did you miss, especially in the second half?
“We lacked materialization, the goalkeeper was strong tonight. We will settle for two goals. »
Q – What are your goals for this new season?
“Like every year, do our best. »
Next week, the women’s section of Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Occitanie for the second day of D1 Arkema. Gérard Prêcheur’s team will face the promoted Rodez AF on Saturday September 17 at 2:30 p.m.