In a riveting clash in the 32nd round of the French Cup, Paris Saint-Germain delivered a commanding performance against US Orleans. The match, led by managers Luis Enrique for PSG and Karim Mokeddem for US Orleans, showcased the prowess of the Parisian giants in a game filled with remarkable moments.
The PSG starting lineup featured Keylor Navas guarding the goal, supported by a solid defensive line consisting of Soler, Marquinhos, Danilo, and Beraldo. The midfield was orchestrated by Ruiz and Vitinha, while the attacking quartet comprised Asensio, Ramos, Mbappe, and Kolo Muani.
On the other side, US Orleans, under the guidance of Karim Mokeddem, fielded Matimbou in goal, protected by Halby-Toure, Solvet, Saint-Ruf, J. Morgan, and Agounon. Goujon, Bretelle, and Ponti formed the midfield, while Dabasse and Fortune spearheaded the offensive efforts.
PSG dominates 32nd Round of the French Cup against US Orleans
The final score of 1-4 reflected PSG's dominance. Kylian Mbappe, exhibiting his extraordinary skill, opened the scoring in the 16th minute, courtesy of an assist from Kolo Muani. The PSG lead expanded in the 63rd minute as Mbappe calmly converted a penalty, showcasing his precision from the spot.
Goncalo Ramos further asserted PSG's control with a powerful header in the 72nd minute, with Mbappe once again providing the crucial assist. Despite a spirited effort from US Orleans, Nicolas Saint-Ruf managed to pull one back in the 86th minute. However, any hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Senny Mayulu, a 17-year-old talent from PSG, who sealed the victory with a goal in the 88th minute.
With this result, PSG secures a spot in the 16th round of the French Cup. The Parisians will now turn their attention to the upcoming Ligue 1 fixture against Brest at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, January 28. The victory not only advances PSG in the cup competition but also sets the stage for an exciting journey in the ongoing season.