Our Champions League run came to a frustrating end in the quarter-finals on Saturday as we were beaten 2-1 by PSG.
Beth Mead scored on the stroke of half-time, but we were ultimately punished for a sloppy start and a leggy second-half performance.
Heading into the fixture, PSG had already played two competitive games in August and it certainly showed in the opening exchanges.
They dominated possession, pushing us deep into our own half, and soon took the lead through Marie-Antoinette Katoto’s stunning first-time effort.
It was no less than they deserved, but with so much attacking talent in our ranks, PSG remained wary of our pace on the break - and rightly so.
An incisive pass into the area saw Mead receive the ball with her back to goal, evade her marker and fire into the bottom-left corner, taking her tally up to nine for the season.
Following the break, we found ourselves in a number of promising positions and could have taken the lead with some added composure, but as our legs started to tire, PSG regained controlled and we were duly punished.
Katie McCabe lost possession deep in her own half and substitute Signe Bruun was on hand to apply the finishing touch to Katoto’s delivery.
We showed fight and determination until the final whistle, but in the end, it wasn’t quite enough.
We now turn our attention to the 2020/21 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season.
Joe Montemurro’s side will host Reading on Sunday, September 6 with kick-off at 2pm (UK time)
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