Thousands Of Fans Attend PSG Friendly And It's So Great To Hear A Real Crowd Celebrate Again
Fans have returned to games in France, with PSG taking on Celtic in a friendly on Tuesday night, and it's good to hear a real crowd again.
Whether it's been watching football in South Korea, Germany, Italy, Spain or England football just hasn't been the same since the sport came out of lockdown.
That's obviously been because there's been no fans in the stadium due to Covid-19, but already that's changing in France. Last month the French government revealed they would allow up to 5000 people in the stadium from July 10th.
PSG beat Le Havre 9-0 in a friendly last week and on Tuesday took on Scottish champions Celtic with 5000 people inside the Parc des Princes, and they had a Kylian Mbappe goal to celebrate after just one minute.
Talk about a fast start from PSG! :zap:
Inside the first minute, Mbappé gets in behind the Celtic defence and finishes coolly from there :clap: pic.twitter.com/LZzptDJxHk
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) July 21, 2020
The government's decision to ban sports meant that Ligue 1 became the first major league to end mid season and with the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A all returning it remained the only one of the big five to stop.
Celtic ramp up their preparations for the new season with a tough test at the Parc des Princes :four_leaf_clover:- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) July 21, 2020
And PSG's superstars will look to pick up a win of their own ahead of the Champions League restart :large_blue_circle::red_circle:
Watch PSG v Celtic LIVE now on Premier Sports 1 :tv: pic.twitter.com/xBadJYEL18
That left PSG to be named champions once again, although it was never in doubt before the stop, but with no football for several months.
Thomas Tuchel's side have the Coupe de France final against St Etienne on Friday and then play Lyon in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue a week later.
After that they have a couple more weeks off before they face Atalanta in the quarter finals of the Champions League, as they chase their first success in the competition.
They beat Borussia Dortmund in the last 16, with only half of that round being able to be completed before Covid-19 postponed football, and are arguably on the easier side of the draw.
The next season for the French league will begin in August, and they'll be the league with the least disruption for the 2020/21 campaign, and stadiums may be allowed to welcome a third of their capacity.
In England the government are hoping that fans will be allowed by at sporting events in October, for now it's good to see some people enjoying live sport.