PSG strikes Le Havre for 5,000 FANS while Neymar and Kylian Mbappé score in exhibition game prior to Champions League quarter-finals
- 5,000 fans attended when PSG claimed a 9-0 friendly win over Le Havre
- Neymar and Kylian Mbappe scored in Le Havre’s stadium with a capacity of 25,000
- The French government initially ruled that football should be dropped until September
- But dispersed fans were allowed to watch PSG prepare for the return of the European Cup
French football fans were allowed to return to a stadium for the first time since the corona virus ended when Paris Saint-Germain played in Le Havre on Sunday evening.
About 5,000 spectators attended when the Ligue 1 champions took on a second level against opponents in a practice game at Stade Oceane.
Only a fifth of the 25,000 seats in the room were used because the supporters were safely scattered, many of them wearing protective face masks.
Neymar scored twice when PSG claimed a 9-0 friendly victory over Le Havre on Sunday evening
5,000 fans attended the second-class Stade Oceane with 25,000 seats
The French league season ended prematurely in April due to the global pandemic, with PSG taking the title, but Thomas Tushel’s squad came back into action in preparation for their Champions League quarter-final clash with Atalanta in August.
In addition, Les Parisiens are scheduled to play Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final on July 24 and Lyon in the Coupe de la ligue final on July 31.
PSG won 9-0 against Le Havre, with star players winning valuable game time and goals pending the return of competitive matches.
Kylian Mbappe also scored as PSG prepared for the upcoming Champions League quarterfinals
Fans were scattered in the bottom tier of the stadium, and many wore face masks
Mauro Icardi and Neymar Jr both scored underwire in the first half, while Kylian Mbappe also found the net.
Idrissa Gueye added a sixth after the break and Pablo Sarabia scored twice, either side of Arnaud Kalimuendo’s bet.
There have been more than 30,000 coronavirus-related deaths in France, and PSG paid tribute to health professionals by wearing a special kit that reads ‘All United’ and ‘Thank You’.