PSG promotes its youth players in Ligue 1

In the draw against Clermont at the Parc des Princes, PSG fielded a considerably alternate XI compared to their usual starters, giving minutes to two academy players
PSG promotes its academy players in Ligue 1. Debut of Senny Mayulu and Yoram Zague.  / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages
PSG promotes its academy players in Ligue 1. Debut of Senny Mayulu and Yoram Zague. / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

The match between PSG and Clermont was one where the Parisian club would snatch victory from Clermont to share points. However, this wasn't what Paris Saint-Germain expected ahead of the match, as the visitors currently sit at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table.

This unexpected turn of events challenged PSG's expectations and highlighted the unpredictability of football.

After a fairly dominant performance by PSG, it was also evident how the younger players possess immense talent and potential to carve out a place in the starting lineup. This was the case for Senny Mayulu and Yoram Zague, both 17 years old, who started a match for the first team of Paris Saint-Germain.

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Yoram Zague is a left-back with more defensive characteristics and, with his speed, can be a key asset for Luis Enrique's team. Meanwhile, Senny Mayulu is a player with great attacking prowess, who played as a left winger today and even scored a goal in the 45+5th minute of the first half, although it was disallowed due to a previous foul committed by Yoram Zague.

Senny Mayulu had already gained minutes under Luis Enrique's leadership in the French Cup. However, for Yoram Zague, these were his first minutes in the Ligue 1 competition. Both had a fairly positive outing for their first match, with Mayulu playing 67 minutes and Zague playing the full match. Undoubtedly, an important game for the careers of these young Parisians.

We'll need to keep a close eye on the progress of these players. It happened with Warren Zaire-Emery already, and something similar occurred with Bradley Barcola, although the latter isn't a homegrown talent but arrived from Lyon. Either way, PSG seems to be evolving into a great development club.