Before OM’s trip to Braga on Wednesday evening, other Ligue 1 clubs played a friendly match earlier in the day. PSG had a sluggish victory against Augsburg (2-1), while Brest and Rennes lost respectively against Stade Briochin (2-1) and Getafe (2-1). Reims and Clermont won against modest training.
PSG, still without the Spanish central defender Sergio Ramos, beat Augsburg for its third preparation match (2-1), this Wednesday in Orleans after a sluggish meeting. Deprived of most of its executives on vacation or at rest, Paris opened the mark by Julian Draxler (62nd), before conceding the equalizer by Florian Niederlechner (66th). PSG won only thanks to a goal against their side of the Bavarians at the very end of the match (90th + 1).
After starting their preparation in the best way possible against Le Mans (4-0), PSG was held in check on Saturday by another resident of the third division, Chambly (2-2). The Parisians must face Genoa on Saturday, still at the Stade de la Source in Orleans, for their last preparation match before the Champions Trophy, which will take place on August 1 in Tel Aviv (Israel) against Lille.
Surprise defeat for Brest
If Chambly had managed to hold PSG in check at Camp des Loges, the Picard club, which fell back to National 1, was dominated this Wednesday by Reims (2-0), in a disputed meeting in Le Touquet. Mathieu Cafaro found the fault (44th) before the break for the Champagne team, and Moussa Doumbia scored the goal of the break (80th) at the end of the game.
For its part, now coached by Michel Der Zakarian, the Stade Brestois lost 2-1 against Saint-Brieuc during a preparation match in Landivisiau (Finistère). Mathéo Remars opened the scoring for the National 1 club, before Steve Mounié’s equalizer (65th). Steven Papin (85th) sealed the victory for his team.
The Breton clubs are not at the party in preparation with the defeat (2-1) also this Wednesday of the Stade Rennais of Bruno Genesio, against Getafe traveling to Spain. If Serhou Guirassy had scored the equalizing goal from the penalty spot (57th), Hugo Duro offered the victory to the Spanish club, also from the penalty spot (66th).
Promoted to Ligue 1 for the first time in its history, Clermont won (2-0) against the UNFP team, ie players without a contract, in Domérat (Allier). The Auvergne club made the difference at the end of the game thanks to Jason Berthomier (81st) and Mohamed Bayo (88th).