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PSG Win Coupe De France Despite Mbappe Injury

Football in France returned as Paris St-Germain lifted the French Cup. The league champions beat Saint-Etienne 1 – 0 in a game that saw 10 yellow cards and one red.

Neymar scored the only goal in the 14th minute in a sluggish affair to seal their 13th Cup win. Both sides showed the affects of not playing a competitive game for a few months, with the 2nd half playing out as a tired display.

Mbappe started the game in lively fashion, his shot setting up the goal. The star forward has scored 29 goals in 33 games for PSG. But he limped off midway through the first half. PSG became less of a threat when the lost the Frenchman.

Having been awarded the Ligue 1 title a few months ago when the remainder of the season was cancelled, PSG have the chance to complete a domestic treble when the play Lyon in the League Cup final. They face Atalanta in the Quarter Finals of the Champions League in August.

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The Impact Of The Euros Being Delayed

During our LockDown Football Series we were joined by Sebastien of @Footballirlande to discuss how teams will be impacted by the Euros being delayed. We went through all 20 teams and the Play-Off Paths.

Teams will be impacted by players returning from injury and picking up injuries. On top of this there will be momentum swings, and younger players will gain experience. The Netherlands may have an advantage in that some of their young stars will have another season of Champions League, whereas Poland may suffer due to some of their top players getting old. Germany could have another golden generation, while it may be too late for Belgium’s.

Players like Griezmann and Hazard may be on better form, but will Lewandowski still be scoring for fun? Will De Gea or Kepa be on better form for Spain? And what about young guns like Mbape, Haaland, Felix? Will Wales or Iceland pull off another shock? Or could it be Ukraine or Finland?

You can get each episode by clicking the green links below, or searching Post to Post Sport on most podcast platforms. Each episode featured a focus on 4 countries.

France, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland

Spain, Croatia, Germany, Italy

England, Portugal, Wales, Ukraine

Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden

Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Denmark

Play-Off Paths

Sebastien writes about Irish Football in French. You can view all his content here.

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