Paris Saint-Germain play 3rd match in Japan beating Gamba Osaka with a score of 6-2 in PSG Japan Tour 2022 at Panasonic Suita Stadium, Osaka.
The first shot is 3 minutes. Messi reacts to Vítor Ferreira’s through pass, which picks up a loose ball in the middle. He carried himself and swung his left foot, but the shot was in front of GK Masaaki Higashiguchi. In the 11th minute, Messi aimed again from Achraf Hakimi’s turn, but the shot was blocked by the east exit. On the other hand, Gamba Osaka also got into a melee in front of the goal from the right corner kick in the 13th minute, and although Gen Shoji shot at the end, it was blocked by the defender and did not score the first goal.
PSG, which gradually increases the number of decisions, has a big chance in 15 minutes. Neymar, who escaped to Verratti’s float pass, had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper, but the east exit left his foot and made a super save. In the 19th minute, Neymar, who received the ball on the left side, dribbled through the splendid scissors. Sarabia matched the turn, but the east exit stood out again. In the 26th minute, Hakimi, who escaped to Messi’s through pass, aimed for a shot, but the east exit showed a super save again.
Gamba Osaka made a mistake in the 28th minute while the big save at the east exit continued. Genta Miura aimed for a long feed to the far side, but the ball hit Messi and decided to pass the ball deeply to his opponent. PSG, who became my ball, started the attack from Neymar’s through pass. Messi shoots from one trap, but heads to the front of the goalkeeper. Still, Sarabia calmly pushed in where the east exit played. Sarabia has scored two consecutive goals on the Japan Tour, following the Urawa Red Diamonds.
PSG gained momentum in the 30th minute, and when Neymar set himself up, he invited Miura’s foul and was given a PK. Neymar decided on this PK himself and gave additional points. On the other hand, Gamba Osaka started a counterattack in the 34th minute. When Kosuke Onose deposits the ball in the center on the right side, Shu Kurata selects the ball behind the final line with a floating ball. When Onose, who escaped from this pass, sent a sharp cross ball, he hit GK Gianluigi Donnarumma and the course changed, but Suzuki hit his body and the ball went toward the goal. Although he squeezed out to Donnarumma, Gamba Osaka returned one point after pushing in the spilled ball of Keisuke Kurokawa.
Even with a one-point difference, the match continues at PSG’s pace. In the 37th minute, Vitinha, who had the ball slightly to the right of the opponents, provided a floating ball through pass to the far side, and Nuno Mendes, who ran up the left side, became free. He stabs a powerful shot from one trap and widens the lead to two points again. In the following 39 minutes, Neymar made a high-speed pass through a small space, Messi shook the net with his left foot, and PSG scored four angry goals in the first half alone.
PSG created the first decision in the second half. In the 52nd minute, Neymar’s vertical pass was cut by the opponent, but Vítoreira made a strong shot with his right foot from the immediate recapture. The blow that caught the frame was prevented by a sideways save at the east exit. On the other hand, Gamba Osaka created a chance with two people who stood on the pitch from the beginning of the second half. Leandro Pereira responded to Ko Yanagisawa’s cross ball, but the shot did not meet.
Still, PSG was the first to shake the net in the second half. In the 60th minute, Messi with the ball turned to the front near the center of the pitch, supplying a through pass to the space behind. Neymar, who ran in, evaded the east exit of the goalkeeper and poured it into an unmanned goal.
After that, PSG continued to threaten the goal, but Gamba Osaka rewarded him in the 70th minute. Kohei Okuno, who had the ball in front of the penalty area, supplied a floating ball to the right half-space, and Yanagisawa who took the back turned back directly. At the end, Hiroto Yamami shook the net exactly.
In the 81st minute, Kirian Embape, who participated in the middle, showed off the speed of the masterpiece. Scratch the loose ball in front of the penalty area and dodge the opponent’s goalkeeper to aim for a shot. Defender stretched his body to block this shot, but Arnaud Karimend and Idrissa Gueye responded to the spilled ball. However, this also showed the defense that the Gamba Osaka defense team stretched out. Still, when PSG scored a penalty again in the 86th minute, Kirian Embape calmed down and shook the net, and PSG scored his sixth goal of the day.
In the end, the match was 5-2 and the time was up. After finishing this tour against Kawasaki F, Urawa and Gamba Osaka with all three wins, he will return to France. PSG will prepare for the Trophée des Champions (French Super Cup) with Nantes on the 31st.
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