Thursday, May 23

Leipzig come from behind to defeat PSG

With a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, RB Leipzig collected three huge points in Champions League Group H. The win moved Leipzig to second with Istanbul Basaksheir winning 2-1 against Manchester United.

Di Maria opened the scoring for the Paris side after just 6 minutes, thanks to Moise Kean’s pass. It didn’t start as expected for the German’s side as after few minutes Upamecano gifted PSG with a penalty. Moise Keane’s shot was blocked by Upamecano’s hand. Di Maria stepped up to take the spot-kick but Pete Gulacsi stopped the shot easily and kept Leipzig in the game.

Leipzig pulled level four minutes before half-time and PSG were forced to suffer after Di Maria’s failure. Angelino teed up former PSG youth Academy graduate Nkunku, whose shot deflected past Keylor Navas into the goal.

Only 12 minutes in the second half, PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe was penalized for a handball and Emil Forsberg converted from the spot. Leipzig now led the game 2-1 with their tight defense trying to hold the lead.

Gueye’s 69th-minute red card made it worse for PSG. Coach Thomas Tuchel didn’t have many choices on the bench with Neymar, Mbappe, and Verratti all out injured. In a desperate attempt to make a comeback, the german coach took off Kurzawa and Sarabia for Bakker and Kehrer respectively.

The French giants were unable to find a way back into the game and ended the game in a sour note. Kimpembe received marching orders in the 5th minute of injury time to worsen the situation.

Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig recorded the second victory to draw level on six points with United with PSG and Basaksehir locked together on three.

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