The great book of the Coupe de France will be enriched with a new chapter, one of its tales which built its legend between a professional giant and the little amateur thumb. A meeting of extremes with on one side the all-powerful Paris Saint-Germain and its constellation of stars, and on the other, the US Pays de Cassel, modest resident of Régionale 1, the sixth national level. Two worlds, not intended to rub shoulders, call to share the same ground on the occasion of a sixteenth final.
A tormented qualification
A poster in which the US Pays de Cassel thought it could not participate. Indeed, after beating JA Drancy in the 8th round (1-1, 3 tab 2), the northern club had obtained its qualification for the round of 32 without playing, benefiting from the exclusion of Wasquehal and Reims Saint-Anne after a general fight, and inherited from PSG. A short-lived joy since the Executive Committee of the French Football Federation (FFF) had reviewed its position and had the match replayed in early January, with the victory of the Wasquehalians (0-0, 4 tab 2). Very affected by the federal reversal, fans of the Pays de Cassel had to urgently prepare for its 32nd final, in the form of a northern derby. A trap match from which he however managed to get out, achieving the feat of taking out the neighboring resident of N2, at the end of the penalty shootout (1-1, 5 tab 4). A just reward for a club, born in 2018 from the merger of Arnèke, Hardifort, Noordpeene-Zuytpeene and Bavinchove-Cassel, six small towns in Flanders with a total of 6,500 inhabitants.
A gala match
Started on September 4th on the lawn of Ferrain Association Neuvilloise 96 (3-0) and after 8 laps, the adventure of the Flemings changes dimension with the Parisian mountains to face. The level difference is insane. As amateurs, we are very happy to experience this kind of moment. But we are also apprehensive because we are aware of the mountain that will rise in front of us (…) We are an R1 club that will face what is best in France, even in Europe. We will already have an extremely difficult sporting task so, if we are not concentrated, it risks turning into a big disappointment”, confided Samuel Goethals to the FFF. The young coach of the US Pays de Cassel (34 years old) knows the immensity of what awaits their people but also the chance they are being given. This chance they intend to seize and take advantage of as much as
will evolve in an exceptional context. Indeed, it is not at home but in Lens and in a full Bollaert stadium that they will welcome the champions of France. A relocation as usual for amateurs, who played 12 out of 14 away matches, due to an unsuitable pitch and the delivery this month only of a synthetic
Thinking of Bayern
Habits that may not be enough to worry the evening rival. Because Paris Saint-Germain does not come as a tourist to the North. After a (lucrative) detour to Saudi Arabia, the Parisian club has refocused on domestic affairs and Christophe Galtier has a clear idea of what he expects from his players. Far from overusing the Coupe de France, the former Lille technician mobilized his entire group, with the exception of the injured and Lionel Messi, left to rest. Starting with Mbappé and Neymar are expected to start at Bollaert. “Playing against an amateur club is the history of the Coupe de France. Every year there are big surprises, we’re going to have to be serious, we’ll be playing in a full stadium which didn’t work for us last time. We will go there with the best possible team, we want to qualify and raise our level of play. , marked by defeats in Lens (1-3) and Rennes (0-1). “In the last matches, we did not manage to impose high pressure on the opponent”, he regretted in addition the attitude of his players. This meeting is an opportunity to correct the situation because in a corner of his head Galtier is already thinking of the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, where the slightest weakness will be punished. three weeks of the first big meeting of its season, PSG no longer has time to procrastinate and interest rroger on his game. Even less to make a fool of himself in front of amateurs.
What time will the US Pays de Cassel – PSG match take place?
The round of 16 of the Coupe de France between US Pays de Cassel and Paris Saint-Germain should start around 8:45 p.m., near the Bollaert stadium in Lens.
On which channel will the US Pays de Cassel – PSG match be broadcast?
The meeting between the US Pays de Cassel and Paris Saint-Germain counting for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France will be broadcast on beIN SPORTS 1.
What streaming broadcast for the US Pays de Cassel – PSG match?
The meeting between Samuel Goethals’ US Pays de Cassel and Christophe Galtier’s Paris Saint-Germain will be available for streaming on the MyCanal platform.
What are the predictions for the match US Pays de Cassel – PSG?
- BetClic: US Pays de Cassel: 60 / Draw: 20 / Paris Saint-Germain: 1.01
- Sports betting: US Pays de Cassel: 45 / Draw: 22 / Paris Saint-Germain: 1.01
- Winamax: US Pays de Cassel: 60 / Draw: 20 / Paris Saint-Germain: 1.01
What are the probable compositions of the US Pays de Cassel and PSG?
- US Pays de Cassel: Samson – Santrain, Thoor, Zmijak (cap.), Rapaille – Leclerc, Boudjema, Bruneel, Bogdanski – Sané, Legnase.
- Paris Saint-Germain: Navas – Hakimi, Marquinhos (cap.), Ramos, Nuno Mendes – Ruiz, Sanches, Soler – NeymarEkitike, Mbappe.