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Coupe de France preview: US Orléans – PSG

by Eric Alameda
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Paris Saint-Germain enters the Coupe de France Round of 32 clash with Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football riding high on their dominant form, highlighted by a remarkable 9-0 victory over US Revel in the last round of the cup. This sets the stage for their encounter against US Orléans, currently sitting 12th in the third tier of French football.

US Orléans, though starting the season slowly, have found their rhythm with five wins in their last six matches across all competitions. In the previous round, they overcame Nîmes 

Olympique with a 2-1 triumph.

Paris Saint-Germain faces their fifth consecutive away tie in the Coupe de France, a feat they last accomplished in early 2020.

Historically, US Orléans have a decent Round of 32 track record, winning five out of their last seven ties. The last time they reached this stage in 2019, they progressed before bowing out to Stade Rennais FC in the quarterfinals.

PSG’s manager, Luis Enrique, acknowledges the challenge, emphasizing the danger of knockout rounds and highlighting Orléans’ attacking prowess: “Unlike Revel, Orléans are a professional team. It’s a dangerous competition, you can be knocked out in any round. We have analyzed a team that isn’t in a great position in the league, but they have proven capable of going through several rounds of the Coupe de France. They’re a team with good attacking movement and strong forwards. It’ll be a different game to the one we played in the previous round. The Coupe de France is a competition we love, it’s our aim to win this trophy.”

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