PSG win AMOS Cup after 2-1 victory over AC Milan

Sandy Baltimore
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Paris Saint-Germain have won the annual AMOS Cup after beating AC Milan 2-1, becoming the fourth club in the history of the tournament to lift the trophy.

Starting 11

Formation 3-5-2

GK - Katarzyna Kiedrzynek

Defenders - Tounkara, Le Guilly, Calligaris

Midfielders - Karchaoui, Geyoro, Groenen, Fazer, Martens

Forwards - Vangsgaard, Baltimore (C)

Match report

After their World Cup involvement, Gerard Precheur had Karchaoui, Geyoro, Martens, and Groenen all return to the starting line-up.

Despite Geyoro's presence, Baltimore was given the captain's armband, not surprisingly since she had been the chosen candidate for the whole pre-season.

The first 45 minutes got off to the perfect start for Paris as Sandy Baltimore scored twice to give her side the 2-0 lead before half-time. The first goal came from an attempt from Martens, which was slotted in by Baltimore, and the second after a cross from Karchaoui headed into the goal, again, by Baltimore.

AC Milan did get back in the game at the 83rd minute after a free-kick led to a goal from Laurent. But with only a few minutes of the game left, it was nothing but a consolation goal for the Milan club.

PSG, for the first time, have won the AMOS Cup and have become the fourth team to do so as well, with Montpellier, Arsenal, and Bayern Munich being the formers.

PSG have completed their pre-season schedule, which saw a loss, a draw, three wins, and of course, a trophy.

Next up for Paris, is another final, as they will take on last year's League and Cup winners, Lyon. The Champions Trophy will take place on 10th, September.

Lyon will always be a tough job for PSG to get done, especially with the new additions to the squad roaster, most notably former PSG player Kadidiatou Diani. But, after securing the AMOS Cup, maybe that will give PSG a form of confidence going into that game.

Gerard Precheur and Sandy Baltimore

After the victory of the AMOS Cup, both Gerard Precheur and Sandy Baltimore spoke with the PSG official website.

Precheur started by saying, "It's very satisfying to have won. Paris Saint-Germain needs trophies; we'll take it. This is a great tournament, and we've won it by playing well."

"What I enjoyed the most was that the players kept that unity in their style of play, even when we swapped players and changed the tactical setup."

"It was a good, successful pre-season; there's been a lot of improvement since the Le Havre game. We played well against PSV and Montpellier and struggled a bit against Liverpool, but today we reacted perfectly."

Sandy Baltimore then followed up, "We worked hard since the start of pre-season, you could see it in this game. The second half was a bit tougher, but overall we stuck together, and it worked out in the end!"

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