PSG 2-1 Liverpool: Reds drop to third in Champions League group after defeat

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Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by PSG in their penultimate Champions League amusement to leave their expectations of achieving the knockout stages to be decided.

It took 13 minutes for PSG to lead the pack at the Parc des Princes as Juan Bernat cleared home at the close post before Neymar (37) opened home after Edinson Cavani’s flick was spared by Alisson.

James Milner (45+1) pulled an objective back for Liverpool just before the break after the guests were given a punishment when Angel Di Maria fouled Sadio Mane in the zone.

Be that as it may, neither one of the sides could discover another objective in the second half and Group C will go down to the last matchday in about fourteen days’ time, with Liverpool expecting to beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear objectives to make it into the knockout rounds.

Player evaluations

PSG: Buffon (6), Kehrer, Thiago Silva (7), Kimpembe (6), Bernat (7), Verratti (7), Marquinhos (8), Mbappe (7), Neymar (7), Di Maria (7), Cavani (6).

Subs utilized: Alves (6), Choupo-Moting (5), Rabiot (5).

Liverpool: Alisson (7), Gomez (7), Lovren (6), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Milner (7), Henderson (6), Wijnaldum (6), Mane (6), Salah (5), Firmino (5).

Subs utilized: Keita (5), Sturridge (4), Shaqiri (5).

Man of the match: Marquinhos.

Alisson made a jumping save from a twisting Di Maria exertion in the 6th moment, yet couldn’t keep out PSG seven minutes after the fact. Kylian Mbappe’s cross into the territory was at first headed away by Virgil van Dijk, yet the bounce back tumbled to Bernat, who took a couple of steps before opening home into the base corner.

The Liverpool goalkeeper was kept occupied and made another fine spare soon after the 30 minutes check. Neymar slipped Mbappe in down the left-hand side, before the Frenchman crossed into the case for the approaching Cavani. Be that as it may, Alisson read the circumstance well and turned out to gather the ball in front of the striker.

Be that as it may, PSG multiplied their lead in the 37th moment with a hypnotizing breakaway. Neymar and Mbappe played a great give and go as the Brazilian sped down the field before playing in his colleague on the left. Mbappe by and by cut the ball into the zone for Cavani – whose endeavor to backheel the ball home was spared by Alisson – however Neymar was holding up to tap the ball home through the legs of Andrew Robertson.

Group news

PSG rolled out four improvements with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat coming into the XI. Liverpool rolled out two improvements as Jose Gomez and James Milner came back to the beginning line-up instead of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool returned thundering into the amusement on the stroke of half-time when they were granted a punishment after Di Maria propelled into a handle on Mane in the zone. In spite of the fact that arbitrator Szymon Marciniak at first granted a corner, he was accurately overruled by his partners – a lot to the inconvenience of the PSG players – and Milner ventured up to pound home past Gianluigi Buffon and divide the deficiency.

PSG thought they had got a third inside three minutes of the restart, yet Marquinhos had his exertion denied for offside. Di Maria whipped a free kick before the divider, which the Brazilian jabbed home with an outstretched foot, yet the linesman effectively had his banner raised

The second half came up short on the odds found in the opening 45 minutes yet PSG saw the better endeavors before objective and Alisson made another great spare in the 70th moment. Neymar conveyed a corner and it was Marquinhos again who rose most elevated to meet it, however his slug header was driven away by the goalkeeper with Mbappe unfit to net the bounce back.

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There were upbeat scenes from the PSG players and staff at full-time and some undesirable history for Liverpool, who have lost each of the three of their away gathering recreations in the Champions League out of the blue.

Opta details

Paris Saint-Germain have 50 Champions League wins in only 95 recreations; just Real Madrid (88) and Barcelona (93) have done it snappier.

Liverpool have lost four progressive European Cup/Champions League away diversions without precedent for their history.

Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 21 home gathering stage diversions in the Champions League (W16 D5), since losing 1-3 to CSKA Moscow in December 2004.

Since 2016-17, no Champions League side have surrendered more objectives from the punishment spot (7) or yielded more punishments (8) than Paris Saint-Germain.

Man of the match – Marquinhos

It was a great execution from the Brazilian, who put in a move at the two finishes. In spite of the assaulting ability on the field, he had the two best PSG risks in the second half yet in addition worked to perfection in keeping Liverpool for the most part calm at the opposite end.

In fact, in the 87th moment, as PSG walked towards triumph, he helped compatriot Thiago Silva see a ball out before Mohamed Salah, with an enormous thunder and chest knock with the PSG commander thereafter. It encapsulated the activity he had done all through and he had a major turn in the outcome.

What’s straightaway?

PSG travel to Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday and play their last Champions League coordinate away to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday 11 December. It’s a tremendous amusement for Liverpool on Sunday as they have city rivals Everton, live on Sky Sports from 4pm. Their next Champions League diversion will be at home to Napoli on December 11.

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