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Ruthless PSG trash Le Havre 9-0 in warm-up clash ahead of Champions League

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Ruthless PSG trash Le Havre 9-0 in warm-up clash ahead of Champions League - THE SPORTS ROOM

Having secured their seventh consecutive Ligue 1 title, PSG have set their sights on European glory. The club returned back to action with a warm-up clash amongst the supporters and had a fabulous outing against the second division side Le Havre. 

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The French Government relaxation in the social distancing norms saw 5000 supporters flocking together to see the teams in action at the Stade Oceane. The tickets, which were reportedly priced at 60 euros, were sold out in six minutes.

Mauro Icardi opened the scoring in the seventh minute and the nine-goal rout was completed by the hour mark. Along with Icardi, Neymar and Pablo Sarabia scored a brace while Kylian Mbappe and Idrissa Gueye also found a spot on the score sheet.

PSG opted to field a different eleven for the second half of the clash after securing a 5-0 lead at the interval.

“It is a victory for French football, sport in general,” said outgoing Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu who was at the match.

“I am delighted that football in France can resume in a popular way, with more people in the stadiums. It is the only country in western Europe to be able to do this.”

Apart from the Champions League, PSG are due to compete in the French League Cup final and the French Cup final against  Lyon and Saint-Etienne respectively later this month. Both are finals are expected to be held at the Stade de France in Paris with the question of spectators yet to be tackled.

The French club have been handed a relatively easy yet tricky draw against Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals. If they manage to proceed, they will face the winner of RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid in Portugal.

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