Lille OSC won the Trophy of Champions against PSG (1-0) on Sunday night in Tel Aviv (Israel). It’s the first time Lille has won this title.
The last word to the champions of France. By defeating Paris, the last Coupe de France winners, Lille, now coached by Jocelyn Gourvennec, offered the first trophy of the 2021-2022 season, a week before the start of Ligue 1. The Dogues won. a goal from Xeka just before the break (45and) Good news, the Portuguese midfielder had fought against… teammate Tiago Djalo, during a half-time friendly in mid-July.
Eight times PSG champion, amputated by several executives (Mbappé, Neymar, Di Maria, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos), therefore, he missed the Champions Trophy. It was not a good start for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who would like to send a first message to French clubs a few days before the start of the season.
The Argentine coach has not only lined up two great summer recruits in Tel Aviv: Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum (entered in the 70th). At ease on its right side, the Moroccan side, which was the target of whistles throughout the meeting (questioning its pro-Palestinian stance on social media), remains impressed.
But Paris will have to find their typical team quickly if they don’t want to lose points “stupidly”, which had been criticized last season. The club from the capital travels to Troyes next Saturday.
“It’s hard to accept losing a final, but we didn’t play badly when we were missing players. It wasn’t perfect, but in the second half we were the better team. Congratulations to Lille. We are sad and disappointed by our fans, but we gave it our all until the last minute. We’ll be ready for L1”, launched Julian Draxler as his coach indicated that his team “has even bigger things to do this season”.