Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Gamba Osaka 25-07-2022 friendly match
Paris Saint-Germain will meet J-League club Gamba Osaka in the last pre-season 2022-23 friendly match at Suita City Stadium, Japan, on Monday, July 25. Paris Saint-Germain completed its pre-season schedule with a match against Gamba Osaka in Japan on Monday. This will be the third match of the French club's tour of the Asian country and the previous one comes on Saturday. Having only been confirmed as Mauricio Pochettino's successor recently on July 5, Christophe Galtier had to put in a lot of work in just a few weeks. Saturday 3-0, as Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappe and Arnaud Kalimundo scored. Playing just four games before the new season is a fairly light schedule, but PSG will also face Nantes in the Champions Cup next Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Gamba Osaka
Meanwhile, Gamba Osaka has taken a break from his J-League campaign to take on one of the world's most famous clubs Tomohiro Katanosaka may feel like a welcome break for a team that has lost its last four matches on the domestic scene. Having collected just 22 points from 21 league matches, Gamba Osaka is in 16th place, just two points behind last-placed Jubilo Iwata. Moreover, they scored only one goal in the last nine game of football, this goal coming from Kwon Kyung-won in the 2-1 defeat at home to rivals Cerezo Osaka. Paris Saint-Germain also defeated Kivilli Rouen 2-0 in the first division The Frenchman in the opening match of the 2022 pre-season - after concluding his tour of Japan, Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Israel to face FC Nantes for the Champions Cup on July 31.
Gamba Osaka vs Paris Saint-Germain
On the other hand, Gamba Osaka has suffered in the current season of the J-League, with only five wins in 22 matches so far. With 21 points from 22 matches, Tomohiro Katansaka's Gamba Osaka is 16th in the 18-team standings. They earlier finished 13th in the 2021 season with 44 points from 38 games. Earlier, PSG kicked off their Japan 2022 tour with a 2-1 victory over J1 League holders Kawasaki Frontale at the Japan National Stadium on Wednesday. Lionel Messi scored the first goal in the 32nd minute before Kalimundo doubled his lead in the 58th minute. For Kawasaki, Kazuya Yamamura scored a consolation goal. Since there hasn't been a match since July 16, Katanosaka may be willing to name a similar team from their last outing. With Kwon injured during that match, Ryo Takao became an option on the right side of Gamba Osaka's triple defense.