Hanging on by Leipzig (2-2), this Wednesday on behalf of the 4th day of the group stage of the Champions League, PSG at the same time gave up its place as leader of group A to Manchester City, easy winner of the Club Bruges (4-1).
Wrong operation for the Paris Saint Germain. While he thought he had three precious points in the lair of Leipzig, this Wednesday evening, the PSG, under pressure a large part of the match, was joined in the very last moments (2-2). With this draw, the vice-champions of France will still have to wait before validating their ticket for the eighth, while the Germans take their first point in the competition.
After having experienced an ordeal from the start of the match, Mauricio Pochettino’s men conceded the opening goal, punished by their former Titi Nkunku (1-0, 8th), who scored his 5th goal in C1 this season. The Red and Blue will even pass very close to the correctional but Donnarumma released a penalty hit halfway from André Silva (12th). Nkunku was not far from the double but his attempt did not catch the frame (18th).
On the verge of rupture, the Parisians will only need an opportunity to revive in this part. And this thanks to the first goal under his new colors of Wijnaldum, at the conclusion of a superb collective action (1-1, 21st). A flash in the Parisian greyness. Stunned, the Lipsiens then exposed themselves to the Ile-de-France counter-attacks and the Dutch international took the opportunity to sign a double (1-2, 39th).
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Decisive passer on the equalizer of the capital club, Mbappé also had the opportunities to shake the nets and offer the victory to his family, but the boy from Bondy either stumbled on Gulacsi (45th + 2, 64th) or missed the frame (52nd). Neymar and others thought, however, to hold an excellent result, but a penalty conceded by Kimpembe in stoppage time and converted by Szoboszlai (2-2, 90th + 2) spoiled the visitors’ evening.
City takes the lead
PSG thus loses its place at the top of Pool A in favor of Manchester City. Citizens who have firmly imposed themselves in front of Club Bruges (4-1), thanks to the achievements of their offensives Foden (15th), Mahrez (54th), Sterling (72nd) and Gabriel Jesus (90th). Stones scored against his camp (17th). Parisians and Skyblues will meet on November 24 at the Etihad Stadium for what will look like a group final.