Thursday 20 May 2021
A disappointment for Voland
Paris Saint-Germain defend the Cup against Monaco
The new cup winner is the old one: Paris Saint-Germain successfully defended its title against coach Niko Kovac and Monaco. The star Neymar has no role, he is absent due to suspension.
Returning to the national team, Kevin Volland and former Bayern coach Niko Kovac missed winning the French Football Cup with Monaco. Monaco lost in the final on Wednesday to defending champions Paris Saint-Germain 0: 2 (0: 1). For Paris Saint-Germain, where Schalke Thielo Kahrer was in the starting line-up, this was their sixth Cup win in the past seven years.
Kovac, who beat Paris Saint-Germain twice in the tournament, lost the final in the empty Stade de France to President Emmanuel Macron after a fatal mistake on their part. Axel Desassi was the last man to lose the ball to world champion Kylian Mbappe, who played unselfishly with Mauro Icardi (19). In the final minutes, Mbappe made the victory perfect (81st). Brazilian star Neymar missed due to suspension.
Voland, who last broke into Germany in November 2016, was surprisingly called up to EM on Wednesday by Joachim Low. The striker had spent a strong year in Monaco with 16 league goals so far. “I’m very disappointed, losing the final is always a bad feeling,” Volland said at the post-match press conference. The team had to “raise their heads immediately because we have an important game on Sunday (in the league, liberator)”.
Paris Saint-Germain was excused from the untitled season due to the success. In the Champions League, coach Mauricio Pochettino’s team failed in Manchester City in the semi-finals. In the league, the All-Stars team occupies second place before the last round.
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