The home team kept more of the ball on their feet, but this statistic was basically the only one they managed to control. Their opponent did not look any worse on the field, hard to say, a match might be more appropriate for a draw. But the guests basically lost their mistakes in the last quarter of the game. In the end, the penalty from the 74th minute proved to be decisive.
It is already practically clear that coach Jesse Marsch’s charges in the second half of the main phase of the Champions League will strive for the third place in the group, although mathematically they have the opportunity to fill in the first two positions. But they really have to start collecting points. The decent gaming performance they showed in Paris was not enough for success, but it can certainly be a good promise for the future.
At first it seemed that the absence of the wounded Neymar or the still suspended Angelo Di María would have no significant effect on the Paris offensive, they took the lead relatively quickly, but it became increasingly clear that dealing with the active presing of Die Roten Bullen would be big problem. Leipzig actually created probably more goal chances.
In the first, Laimer found himself in the 4th minute, who ended up close, but his attempt failed to stop even the returning stopper Marquinhos, but for the Parisians only well that the prompt goalkeeper Navas hit the post. PSG made a nice rush in the 7 minute, but was eventually stopped by Draxler.
André Silva had a fantastic opportunity to put Les Parisiens up another goal 9 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. However, the guests did not put this moment down and they chased after the equalization.
They finished in the 28th minute. Already before, André Silva annoyed PSG’s defense a few times, this time he achieved an exact success, when he and his teammates dismantled the juice with a purposeful combination, and he quickly used Angeliň’s subsequent long pass on the back post. Three minutes before the turn, Nkunku could still delight Leipzig, but he only aimed right next to the goal.
Even in the second half, coach Mauritius Pochettin’s team did not make the most impressive impression, which Leipzig eventually used to its advantage. With 57 minutes played, Angeliňo nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar. However, the Saxon selection did not maintain a close lead.
With 67 minutes played, Hakimí nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar. The key moment then came about a quarter of an hour before the end of the duel. PSG helped to gain three penalty points.
Mbappé was given too much space on the left side, a defending Simakan pushed into it at sixteen, and Judge Guida, perhaps a little stern, pointed to a white dot. Messi then scored with a clever pick. In the end, the home team could still insure their winnings, Hakimi was knocked down in his own lime by Bek Gvardiol, but Mbappé, as executor, failed miserably and fired only high above the goal.