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PSG's Win Over Le Havre Sees Tenas Become Unexpected Hero

PSG's Win Over Le Havre Sees Tenas Become Unexpected Hero

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Publish on 12/03 at 20:00 - E. RAZO


Paris Saint-Germain wanted to get back into the win column after a draw this week against Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League.

However, the Parisians wouldn't make life easy for themselves in their 2-0 win over Le Havre AC at Stade Oceane.


Luis Enrique's squad quickly went down to 10 men after starting goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma received a red card for his foul outside the box. As a result, PSG had to send out Arnau Tenas, and the 22-year-old didn't look out of place.

Despite the onslaught of shots from Le Havre, Tenas looked poised, making seven saves and keeping a clean sheet in his Ligue 1 debut. PSG would eventually help the young goalkeeper with some scoring to take the pressure off him.

Both goals from the Parisians came while playing with 10 men. The first came from Kylian Mbappé, who took a pass from Ousmane Dembélé, let off a shot that froze Le Havre goalkeeper Arthur Desmas, and gave PSG a 1-0 lead.

Le Havre did their best to find the equalizer, but Tenas denied them at every opportunity. Eventually, PSG found the insurance goal late in the game when Vitinha's shot from just outside the box found the back of the net for the second goal.

With the victory, PSG created distance between themselves and OGC Nice, who fell to FC Nantes at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Enrique and Co. will welcome Nantes to the Parc des Princes before their crucial UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile, Le Havre will look for a bounce-back victory against Strasbourg Alsace, who also want to get back into the winning column after falling to Stade de Reims. 

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