PSG limber up for 'clasico' with Braga win

Ligue 1 Conforama


Paris Saint-Germain prepared for Friday's trip to Marseille in style with a 3-1 win over Portuguese leaders Sporting Braga. The match was notable for Zoumana Camara gracing the Parc des Princes for the first time this season after recovering from phlebitis.

Central defender Camara has been much missed this season by the capital club and the popular 30-year-old is returning to full fitness at just the right time with the swine flu-delayed game at the Stade Vélodrome looming large on the horizon.

Midfielder Clément Chantôme scored the opening two PSG goals and laid on an assist for Yannick Boli to add a late third, shortly after Boli had come on for Turkish international striker Mevlut Erding, another player in need of playing time after a recent comeback from shoulder surgery.

Camara not shy

Camara was delighted to get 90 minutes under his belt. He said: "I've already played games with the reserves and I've been back training for a while now. To play at the Parc again is a real pleasure. It was a good, tough game. It was a good work out and ended in a win. It's great to be back with my teammates out there on the pitch in a game."

Coach Antoine Kombouaré added: "In friendly matches, it's the attitude, the spirit that makes the difference, how capable you are of approaching the game seriously. We were very professional, even if there's still a lot of work to be done. We now have a great week ahead of us, and the game against Marseille to cap it off on Friday."

PSG team v Braga: Edel; Jallet (Ceara 64), Camara, Traoré (Bourillon 64), Armand (cap.) (Makonda 77); Ngoyi (Makelele 64), Clément (Baning 77); Giuly (Maurice 64), Chantôme, Luyindula (Arnaud 77); Erding (Boli 86)

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