Goal disallowed for PSG!
Following a strike from Messi repelled by the goalkeeper, Bernat served Dina Ebimbe who finished in the empty goal. But the Spanish defender was in an illicit position.
Oh Sergio Rico’s save!
Entering the game a few minutes ago, Sergio Rico managed a high-class save at close range.
Urawa is dangerous.
Messi tries a free kick!
Barely entered the game, the Argentinian tries a direct free kick off the right side. It’s easily blocked by the keeper.
Messi and Neymar come into play under the ovation of the public!
Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi give way to Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Sergio Rico replaces Keylor Navas.
Messi and Neymar will make their entrance!
Big cheer from the public who see Lionel Messi and Neymar preparing to enter. On the Japanese side, Brian Nielsen, who had just entered the game, was forced out through injury, replaced by Kudo.
New parade of Navas!
Nice attempt by the Urawa striker slightly from a tight angle. Keylor Navas once again impeccable pushes back for a corner.
Two changes on the Parisian side
Idrissa Gueye replaces Marco Verratti
Arnaud Kalimuendo replaces Pablo Sarabia
Here we go again !
Let’s go for the last 45 minutes of this match. Two changes on the Parisian side.
End of the first 45 minutes!
It’s the break at Saitama Stadium. The efficient Parisians lead 2-0. Urawa may regret having lacked efficiency because the Japanese had interesting situations.
On the Parisian side, big first half for Kylian Mbappé and Marco Verratti.
Many changes are expected in the second half.
The Japanese manage to be dangerous. On a good cross, Koizumi takes six meters. Keylor Navas intervenes nicely.
GOAL by Kylian Mbappé!
What a Kylian Mbappé festival. At the origin of the action, the Parisian then enters the area on the left side, pretends to cross and adjusts the goalkeeper with a nice shot under the bar from a tight angle. High class.
What a rescue from Danilo!
The Japanese came close to equalizing. After a super overflow from Karlsson, Matsuo takes the badly cleared center at close range. It is countered by Danilo.
It is hot at Saitama Stadium and the various players in the match are allowed to cool off.
Paris close to the break!
On a corner struck from the right by Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappé crushes his recovery a little bit, narrowly saved by the defense.
Urawa deprived of balloons
After a big start to the match, the Urawa players now have the greatest difficulty getting into the last 30 Parisian meters, even if they just did it a few seconds ago.
GOAL by Pablo Sarabia!
Pablo Sarabia opens the scoring with a nice half-volley from 20 meters, after a superb delivery from … Mauro Icardi.
Paris leads 1-0
Paris gets its foot back on the ball
After a complicated start to the match, the Parisians are gradually regaining control, under the impetus of an already well-legged Kylian Mbappé
Mbappé sounds the revolt
Launched in a series of dribbles on the side, Kylian Mbappé manages to center in front of the goal, without anyone being able to resume.
What a parade of Navas!
PSG can not restart properly. On a missed heel from Verratti, the ball finally returns to 20m, the shot from the Urawa player is slammed for a corner by the Parisian goalkeeper.
Urawa puts the pressure on!
Big start to the game from Urawa which puts a lot of pressure. Striker Matsuo was very close to the opener. He misses his face to face with Navas thanks to an excellent return from Kehrer.
Let’s go !
The kick-off is given by the Japanese at Saitama Stadium.
A packed stadium
The players enter the lawn. The stadium is full. The spectators arrived very early and expect a show between the 22 actors.
Former Marseille Hiroki Sakaï is in the eleven of his team. He will find players he has already faced during his Marseille period.
Messi and Neymar spared at kick-off
The two players should however enter during the game, in the second period.
The composition of PSG
PSG starting XI: Navas – Kehrer, Danilo, Diallo – Dina Ebimbé, Zaire-Emery, Verratti, Bernat – Sarabia – Mbappé, Icardi.
Note that Leandro Paredes is doing a new separate session, before the match.
The game will be sold out
65,000 spectators are expected at Saitama Stadium, and many of them have already arrived.
The full interview with Nuno Mendes
A good pick for PSG recruitment in 2021, Nuno Mendes (20) gave an interview to RMC Sport, this Friday in Japan, in which he confides his ambition to win everything and validates the Galtier method, in particular the new tactical scheme that he appreciates.
>> To discover here
The Parisians will find the ex-Marseillais Sakai in a friendly
After a victory without forcing against Kawasaki Frontale (2-1) Wednesday in Tokyo, with goals from Lionel Messi and Arnaud Kalimuendo, and in front of nearly 65,000 spectators, the men of Christophe Galtier will continue their campaign of friendly matches this Saturday against the Urawa Red Diamonds (12 p.m. French time).
A team which is in eighth place in its championship after 22 days, and which has the particularity of being led by a Spanish technician: Ricardo Rodriguez, appointed a year and a half ago after having traveled around a lot in Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
In its workforce, we find in particular a Swedish international (striker David Karlsson), a Danish defender (Alexander Scholz)… and a well-known player from Ligue 1: Hiroki Sakai. Having stayed five seasons at OM, where he played 184 games between 2016 and 2021, the Japanese right-back is now a member of the Urawa Red Diamonds.
>> All info here
Hi there !
The Parisians of Christophe Galtier play this Saturday (at noon, French time) in Saitama the second match of their Japanese pre-season tour against the Urawa Red Diamonds of a certain Hiroki Sakai. After their victory against Kawasaki Frontale (2-1), Lionel Messi and others want to continue. Follow the match in full on RMC Sport.