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Foreign Players Enjoy Opportunity To Show Off Soccer Skills In Eugene

Angela Kellner

Autzen stadium brought out about 24,000 fans Sunday.KLCC’sAngelaKellnerreports on the match between ParisSaint-Germainand Inter Milan.

By the end of the first half, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were tied one to one.

In the second half, PSG subbed in German-born goalie Kevin Trapp. The 26-year-old didn’t see much action on his end of the field as his teammates scored two more goals against Inter Milan. After the game, Trapp gave interviews in both French and English.

Credit Angela Kellner

“I was really happy to play here in America. Last year, I saw already how it is,” saysTrapp. “The atmosphere here is always great. The supporters, the fans are always great, always a nice atmosphere. We have the best conditions to train, to play in America and I think for everybody it is a good opportunity to play here.”

Inter Milan’s Daveda Santon said in Italy the stadium would have been full, referring to the half-empty Autzen. But overall he said the fans were great, he’s sorry his team couldn’t overcome Paris Saint-Germain for the win.

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“ParisSaint-Germainis a really strong team. They play champions league this year. You could see a little bit of difference between the two teams. We played our best, we did our game and then we lost. But it was a good friendly game.”

The next game in the tournament to be played on the west coast is in Pasadena Wednesday. For KLCC news, I’m Angela Kellner.

Copyright 2016 KLCC

Angela Kellner
Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat for 11 years from 1994 to 2005 and continues to fill in on a monthly basis.