PSG And AC Milan Set To Face Off In The Final Of The 2023 Women’s French Cup – Forbes

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 23: Grace Geyoro (8), Jackie Groenen (24) and Kheira Hamraoui (14) … [+] congratulates Sakina Karchaoui (7) after the second goal of the game during the Women Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Vllaznia Femra on November 23, 2022, at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris, France. (Photo by Glenn Gervot/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The AMOS Women’s French Cup is an annual women’s inter-club football tournament established in 2017. This friendly competition is held in Toulouse, France, and typically involves four European clubs. It serves as a pre-season preparation event for these teams.
For the sixth edition, the participating teams are Paris Saint Germain, Atlético de Madrid, AC Milan, and Liverpool FC.
On Monday, PSG and Milan secured victories against Liverpool and Atletico Madrid respectively. They are now set to clash in the final on Thursday, 31.
Prior to the final match, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool will compete in a third-place match earlier in the day.
Jade Le Guilly of Paris Saint-Germain controls the ball (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via … [+] Getty Images)
PSG emerged victorious after a thrilling penalty shootout session in Stade Michel Bendichou in Colomiers against Matt Beard’s Liverpool.
At the break, PSG were in front, courtesy of an exceptional play by the 21-year-old Jade Le Guilly. The youngster seized the ball from Miri Taylor and skillfully dribbled past an opponent before firing a powerful 25-meter left-footed shot.
Liverpool’s substitute, Natasha Flint, brought the game level in minute 57 after passing between two defenders and slotting the ball into the back of the net.
Head Coach Gérard Prêcheur opted not to use Sakina Karchaoui, Grace Geyoro, Jackie Groenen, and Lieke Martens in the match, as they had only joined the team a couple of days ago, following their participation in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Ramona Bachmann, the Swiss international was brought into the game at half-time and the newly signed Aïssatou Tounkara was in the starting eleven.
The Reds captain Niamh Fahey featured in the starting eleven, while Fuka Nagano played the last 15 minutes.
PSG opens their 2023-2024 campaign with a head-to-head against the French league winners Olympique Lyonnais in Le Trophée des Championnes on Sunday, October 10.
For the Reds, they begin their 2023-24 Barclays Women’s Super League campaign on October 1 away at Arsenal.
Kiedrzynek; Payne, Calligaris, Tounkara, Le Guilly (Sangaré 81′); Albert, Vitória; Baltimore (cap.), Fazer (Samoura 63′), Elimbi-Gilbert (Bachmann 46′); Vangsgaard (Traore 72′).
Coach: Prêcheur
Laws; Koivisto, Fisk, Fahey (cap.) (Bonner 46′), Clark; Höbinger (Lundgaard 63′), Taylor (Nagano 76′), Holland (Kearns 63′), Hinds (Parry 76 ‘); Enderby (Daniels 46′), Flint (Chadwick 76’).
Coach: Beard
MADRID, SPAIN – AUGUST 26: Ainhoa Moraza of Atletico de Madrid battle for the ball with Gloria … [+] Marinelli of AC Milan during the The Women’s Cup final match between Club Atletico de Madrid and AC Milan on August 26, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Just two days after losing The Women’s Cup to Atletico Madrid, Maurizio Ganz’s side managed to get their revenge. The AMOS Women’s French Cup semi-final AC Milan found themselves in an immediate rematch with Atlético Madrid. But this time, they came on top.
The Italian side defeated the Rojiblancas 2-0 and secured their spot place in the final where they will go head-to-head with the Parisians.
AC Milan’s two first-half goals came from two new faces: Andrea Stašková and Gloria Marinelli.
Atletico Madrid’s four World Cup faces were all present and enjoyed minutes of club football. Rasheedat Ajibade, Leicy Santos, and Estefania Banini were subbed in at half-time, while the Dutch Merel van Dongen was subbed in minute 64.
On the Milanese side, the three World Cup players available, Laura Giuliani, Valentina Cernoia, and Sara Thrige Andersen were all in the team’s starting eleven. The Swedish Legend Kosovare Asllani and the Dutch Aniek Nouwen are yet to join the team.
Larqué; Xènia (Van Dongen 64′), Cinta (Menayo 76′), Vicky (Medina 46′), Tanarro (Moraza 76′); Gaby (Majarín 76′), Dana (Santos 46′); Alexia (Cardona 64′), Nerea (Banini 46′), Dargel (Ajibade 46′); Reyes (Sheila 64′).
Coach: Sánchez.
Giuliani (Copetti 92′); Bergamaschi (Zanini 92′), Árnadóttir, Fusetti, Thrige; Vigilucci (Cesarini 92′), Cernoia (Mascarello 71′), Grimshaw (Adami 71′); Soffia (Guagni 83′), Stašková (Jonušaitė 59′), Marinelli (Dompig 59′).
Coach: Ganz.
Thursday 31 at 6:00 pm (Paris Time): Liverpool FC Vs. Atletico Madrid
Thursday 31 at 9:00 pm (Paris Time): Paris Saint Germain Vs. AC Milan







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