April 14, 2024

A miracle for PSG!

PSG came agonizingly close to disaster when Newcastle came to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday evening. The Parisians had been trailing Newcastle for a long time, and were third in their Champions League group behind Dortmund and the Magpies, two weeks before their final game at BVB. At the end of the day, a 98th-minute equaliser from a Kylian Mbappé penalty allowed Luis Enrique’s…

PSG came agonizingly close to disaster when Newcastle came to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday evening. The Parisians had been trailing Newcastle for a long time, and were third in their Champions League group behind Dortmund and the Magpies, two weeks before their final game at BVB. At the end of the day, a 98th-minute equaliser from a Kylian Mbappé penalty allowed Luis Enrique’s side to climb back into second, with the chance of finishing top of the group with a win at Signal Iduna Park. Although a PSG draw could prove fatal if Newcastle win!

Stepaler a handball from Valentino Livramento in added time – the Rouge et Bleu deserved their result.

The Ligue 1 leaders created and missed numerous chances. In particular, Ousmane Dembélé failed to beat Nick Pope on several occasions (56th, 82nd) and Bradley Barcola, who had only just joined the team, fired past the English keeper from close range (65th). Achraf Hakimi could easily have won a penalty after being brought down in the opponent’s box (69th), and Mbappé missed a huge double chance with time running out (87th). One of the last Parisian attacks thus enabled PSG to avoid the drop.