PSG trembled


By: Manu Tournoux

Paris went to Dortmund to get a draw synonymous with qualification for the round of 16 of the Champions League (1-1) while Milan dominated Newcastle at the same time (1-2).

The disaster scenario, the Parisians clearly saw it this Wednesday evening during the 6e and last day of the group stage of the Champions League. At halftime, PSG was eliminated from C1. The score was then goalless in Dortmund but Newcastle were ahead of AC Milan (1-0) – enough to allow the Magpies to beat Luis Enrique’s men at the post in the race for the round of 16.

The tension rose another notch in the Parisian ranks when the BvB found the fault, taking advantage of the defensive generosity of the reds and blues to strike first, through Adeyemi (1-0, 51e) – a shame given the numerous opportunities wasted by Mbappé and others throughout the meeting. Fortunately for them, the French champions did not procrastinate for long, revived immediately by their prodigy Zaire-Emery (1-1, 56e). A relief coupled with good news from Saint James’ Park…

A downside despite everything

Because if PSG missed the boat by seeing Mbappé’s goal invalidated for a slight offside at the start of the final quarter of an hour (76e), the Rossoneri for their part did the job by overthrowing Newcastle, by Pulisic (59e) and Chukwueze (1-2, 84e). The only downside for Paris is that this draw in Dortmund places Donnarumma’s partners in second place in their group. Opponents such as Manchester City, Bayern or Real Madrid could therefore face them in the round of 16… Not necessarily good memories.

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