Paris-Saint Germain defeated the Chicago Red Stars 1-0 on Saturday, taking third in the inaugural Women’s Cup tournament.
The Red Stars started off on the front, deploying a high press and stifling any PSG momentum. PSG, for their part, looked content to sit back and defend, picking their moments to push forward.
The scoreless stalemate ended in the 35th minute when Marie-Antoinette Katoto chested down a lofted ball in the box before rifling a low shot past Chicago’s keeper. Katoto’s clinical finish put PSG up 1-0 just before halftime.
THAT finish! 💥@chicagoredstars 0-1 @PSG_Feminines pic.twitter.com/ROi1Oxh5T8— Racing Louisville FC (@RacingLouFC) August 21, 2021
THAT finish! 💥@chicagoredstars 0-1 @PSG_Feminines pic.twitter.com/ROi1Oxh5T8
A series of late-game substitutions from the Red Stars injected the game with a renewed offensive energy. Still, PSG was able to hold off Chicago until the final whistle.
Saturday’s victory marks PSG’s first win of the pre-season.