Paris Saint-Germain players are back in training after several months in isolation due to the coronavirus and while it’s great to see them on the pitch once again, it’s not the same as an actual game against opponents.
The next competitive match for PSG will be the Coupe de France final against AS Saint-Étienne on July 24, and then the following Friday, July 31, PSG will take on Olympique Lyonnais in the Coupe de la Ligue final, which will be the last as the competition is being shuttered.
Before the silverware can be handed out, PSG will need to warm up with a few friendlies and according to the club’s official website, the Ligue 1 champions will take on Ligue 2 side Le Havre on July 12, at the Stade Océane where only 5,000 people will be in attendance.
Match de pré-saison 2020-2021: @HAC_Foot accueille le @PSG_inside, le 12 juillet, à 19h00 au @StadeOceane
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⚠️ le stade ne pourra accueillir que 5000 personnes ⚠️
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— HAC Football ⚽️ (@HAC_Foot) July 1, 2020
It’s the first time supporters will be able to watch PSG in action since March 11, when they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
More friendlies are likely to be planned but for now, only the match against Le Havre is on the calendar before the domestic cup finals and the resumption of the Champions League in August.
As a PSG fan, I’ll be watching to see how sharp the players are and their overall effort level. With very few games available before the all-important Champions League, it’s vital that they develop a rhythm and of course, avoid injury.
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