Newcastle United have clinched their first UCL victory since 2003, marking a remarkable return in the competition, with a thrilling 4-1 win. The team currently leads their group table with four points, with PSG trailing behind.
In a match anticipated to be a formidable challenge for Newcastle, the English team swiftly pierced through PSG’s defenses. They opened the scoring with a Miguel Almiron goal in the 17th minute, followed by a Dan Burn header in the 39th minute, and a Sean Longstaff strike in the 50th minute. PSG managed to pull one goal back in the 56th minute with Lucas Hernandez, but their efforts were in vain as Newcastle added anther goal in the 90th minute with a stunning a long range wonder strike from their captain, Fabian Schar.
Newcastle were drawn into group F, which many dubbed the “Group of Death”, featuring French champions PSG, a contending AC Milan team, and Bundesliga runner-ups Borrusia Dortmund. The team's impressive performances this season have surprised many, especially after finishing 4th in the Premier League last season, defeating PSG and scoring four goals, a feat PSG hasn't experienced in over a decade in the competition.
PSG star player Mbappe had an off night, offering little in terms of attacking threats and remaining relatively silent throughout the match, Newcastle star right-back Kieran Trippier, who provided the assist for the third goal, surely welcomed Mbappe;s subdued performance.
The match itself was an instant classic, with PSG dominating possession at 72%, while Newcastle held 28%. Despite PSG earning 8 corners, they failed to capitalize on any. PSG missed a golden opportunity to score within the first five minutes of the game when Dembele missed an open volley from a Kylian Mbappe cross. After that it seemed that whenever PSG had the ball, they struggled to contend with the physicality and aggression of the Newcastle side, which compensated for any disparity in individual skill.
PSG have now suffered a significant defeat in the UCL and are currently placed 5th in Ligue 1. Surely Mbappe must be thinking about the €700 million for one year in Saudi Arabia right about now…
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