Nerve-racking penalty shoot-out sends PSG to AMOS Cup final

Le Guilly, PSG
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Paris Saint-Germain played Liverpool for the semi-final of this year's AMOS Cup on Monday evening. With a 1-1 score-line during the 90 minutes, it was a 2-1 win on penalties that sent the French side through.

Starting 11

Formation 3-5-2

GK - Kataryzna Kiedrzynek

Defenders - N.Payne, Le Guilly, Tounkara

Midfielders - Calligaris, Albert, Fazer, Vitoria, Elimbi

Forwards - Baltimore (C), Vangsgaard

Match Report

Gerard Precheur once again went with his 3-5-2 formation, with an almost identical line-up to the ones that have been chosen in the previous three friendlies.

Returning from their World Cup duty were; Karchaoui, Geyoro, Picaud, Martens, Groenen, and Bachmann, who were all members of the bench for this game. PSG now almost have a full squad; just Elisa De Almeida remains to make her comeback.

PSG started the match off in a positive manner, which was quick to pay off as Le Guilly's long-range shot found the back of the net just 20 minutes into the first half.

A few moments after the goal, Baltimore's pass found Vangsgaard which led to a goal for the Danish striker, but it wasn't long before Vangsgaard's goal was ruled out due to being offside.

Right before half time, Liverpool almost equalised after a poor defensive decsion, but the goalpost was Paris's saviour in that moment.

At the 56th minute, Liverpool leveled and brought themselves back into contention to win the game, leaving PSG with a lot of work to do.

The 90 minutes, and the extra added on, wasn't enough for anyone to find that all-important goal, meaning it was to be decided on penalties, with no 30 minutes of extra time to be played.

Come the shoot-out, Liverpool scored one penalty, missed two, and had two saved by Kiedrzyenk.

Baltimore and Ana Vitoria both missed their chances, but Tounkara and Albert neatly tucked theirs away, giving PSG the advantage.

The penalties ended 2-1 for PSG, which booked them a final with AC Milan, who beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 earlier on the same day.

PSG vs AC Milan, the final of the AMOS Cup, will take place on Thursday, 31st August.

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