International PSG Feminine: First games round-up
By Hidayah Ali
The first games of the international break have gotten underway, with many of the Paris Saint-Germain Feminine players involved.
18 of the PSG Feminines were called up by their nations, so let us take a quick round-up of the games which have taken place so far to take the temperature of what's going on.
France (7 players called up)
Six out of seven players took part in Friday's 5-2 win over Colombia, with Elisa De Almeida and Sandy Baltimore making the starting XI. Almeida played the full 90 minutes, while Baltimore got herself 46 minutes.
Sakina Karchaoui, Laurina Frazer, Grace Geyoro, and Oriane Jean-Francois made their entrances at the start of the second half, getting 40+ minutes of playing time each.
Karchaoui assisted France's fourth goal, and Geyoro gave a good performance, not only setting up a goal but scoring the game's last goal in the 90th minute.
Constance Picaud did not leave the bench on this one, but as she isn't France's usual keeper, it isn't a big surprise she wasn't chosen, but maybe she could get some game time against Canada.
Lieke Martens was a starter for this game and played 75 minutes; during that time, she managed three shots, but none were successful. The Dutch lost this game 1-0 to Germany.
Mariana Georgieva played the full 90 minutes against the 3-2 win over Belgium and got herself 58 accurate passes.
Amalie Vangsgaard was present on the pitch for 64 minutes and could only contribute two shots before being withdrawn. Denmark won this game against Sweden, a goal to nothing.
Czech Republic (1)
Barbora Votikova played her first game since getting injured. Her side beat Morocco 2-0.
The countries listed above have one game left each until the return of club football at the end of next week.
Hopefully, the remaining matches will also give PSG Feminine players more game time and contributions.