Group stage Champions League berths for Paris Saint-Germain
In the second leg of their play-off against BK Hacken, which took place on Wednesday in Gothenburg, the players for Paris Saint-Germain secured their spot in the group stage of the Champions League with a victory by a score of 2 goals to 0 on the pitch. The Dutch Lieke Martens (in the 53rd minute) and Kadidiatou Diani scored for the Parisians, giving them the same 2-1 victory that they had at the Jean-Bouin stadium in the first leg (60th).
Paris is one of the twelve teams that advanced from the play-offs and will compete in the group stage alongside Lyon, the defending champion, Barcelona, the finalist, Chelsea, and Wolfsburg, the champions of England and Germany, respectively. The draw for the group stage will take place on October 3 in Nyon. The Parisian coach Gérard Prêcheur did not have striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto available for this match since she was still recovering from knee surgery. And since Sunday, he is aware that he will have to make do without the Polish Paulina Dudek for an extended period, as she suffered a rupture of the ligaments in her right knee during their match against Fleury in the league (2-1).
The very ordinary first half
Finally, Kheira Hamraoui, who had been a spectator during the first leg, was not a part of the group that played on Thursday. According to Prêcheur, the French international should not play again until the beginning of October because he was kicked out of the Parisian group at the beginning of the season and then readmitted on September 20. After a very average first half, without much rhythm or very clear scoring opportunities, her Parisian colleagues lifted their level in the second half and consequently ended up finding the opening twice. After a very ordinary first half, without much rhythm or very clear scoring opportunities.
Kadidiatou Diani put hers definitively in the shelter by taking advantage of a disagreement between Josefine Rybrink and her goalkeeper Jennifer Falk on a cross, always coming from the right, from captain Grace Geyoro. Like Martens, first of all, opened the scoring with a flat right foot on the reception of a cross from the right of the Swiss Ramona Bachmann.