Juan Berant scored the opening function for PSG at the Parc des Princes

Juan Berant scored the opening function for PSG at the Parc des Princes

Liverpool had been overwhelmed 2-1 by PSG in their penultimate Champions League game to leave their hopes of reaching the knockout levels in the steadiness.

It took thirteen minutes for PSG to derive the lead at the Parc des Princes as Juan Bernat swept home at the shut to put up sooner than Neymar (37) slotted home after Edinson Cavani’s flick was saved by Alisson.

James Milner (forty five+1) pulled a function wait on for Liverpool precise sooner than the destroy after the visitors got a penalty when Angel Di Maria fouled Sadio Mane in the gap.

However neither facet could maybe derive every other function in the 2nd half of and Neighborhood C will trudge down to the final matchday in two weeks’ time, with Liverpool needing to beat Napoli 1-zero or by two determined objectives to kind it into the knockout rounds.

Player rankings

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

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

Man of the match: Marquinhos.

Alisson made a leaping assign from a curling Di Maria effort in the sixth minute, but could maybe no longer aid out PSG seven minutes later. Kylian Mbappe’s substandard into the gap was in the initiating headed away by Virgil van Dijk, but the rebound fell to Bernat, who took about a strides sooner than slotting home into the bottom nook.

The Liverpool goalkeeper was saved busy and made every other dazzling assign precise after the half of an hour be aware. Neymar slipped Mbappe in down the left-hand facet, sooner than the Frenchman crossed into the box for the incoming Cavani. However Alisson read the difficulty properly and came out to derive the ball sooner than the striker.

However PSG doubled their lead in the Thirty seventh minute with a spicy breakaway. Neymar and Mbappe carried out a fair accurate looking out give and trudge as the Brazilian sped down the field sooner than taking half in in his team-mate on the left. Mbappe all over all over again lower the ball into the gap for Cavani – whose strive and backheel the ball home was saved by Alisson – but Neymar was waiting to faucet the ball home thru the legs of Andrew Robertson.

Crew records

PSG made 4 adjustments with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat coming into the XI. Liverpool made two adjustments as Jose Gomez and James Milner returned to the starting line-up reasonably than Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool came roaring wait on into the game on the stroke of half of-time when they had been awarded a penalty after Di Maria launched accurate into a sort out on Mane in the gap. Even supposing referee Szymon Marciniak in the initiating awarded a nook, he was precisely overruled by his assistants – considerable to the annoyance of the PSG players – and Milner stepped as much as hammer home previous Gianluigi Buffon and halve the deficit.

PSG belief they’d got a 0.33 within three minutes of the restart, but Marquinhos had his effort disallowed for offside. Di Maria whipped a free kick in entrance of the wall, which the Brazilian poked home with an outstretched foot, but the linesman precisely had his flag raised

The 2nd half of lacked the possibilities considered in the opening forty five minutes but PSG saw the easier efforts in entrance of function and Alisson made every other enticing assign in the Seventieth minute. Neymar delivered a nook and it was Marquinhos all over again who rose best to fulfill it, but his bullet header was pushed away by the goalkeeper with Mbappe unable to catch the rebound.

There had been joyful scenes from the PSG players and personnel at paunchy-time and some undesirable history for Liverpool, who agree with misplaced all three of their away team games in the Champions League for the fundamental time.

Opta stats

  • Paris Saint-Germain agree with 50 Champions League wins in precisely ninety five games; handiest Accurate Madrid (88) and Barcelona (93) agree with carried out it faster.
  • Liverpool agree with misplaced 4 successive European Cup/Champions League away games for the fundamental time in their history.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 21 home team stage games in the Champions League (W16 D5), since shedding 1-3 to CSKA Moscow in December 2004.
  • Since 2016-17, no Champions League facet agree with conceded more objectives from the penalty space (7) or conceded more penalties (eight) than Paris Saint-Germain.
James Milner reduced the arrears from the gap precise sooner than half of-time

James Milner reduced the arrears from the gap precise sooner than half of-time

Man of the match – Marquinhos

It was a improbable efficiency from the Brazilian, who set apart in a shift at both ends. No topic the attacking prowess on the field, he had the two simplest PSG possibilities in the 2nd half of but moreover did a fair accurate job in holding Liverpool principally aloof at the opposite end.

Indeed, in the 87th minute, as PSG strode in opposition to victory, he helped countryman Thiago Silva gaze a ball out in entrance of Mohamed Salah, with a large shout and chest bump with the PSG captain afterwards. It epitomised the job he had carried out all the method thru and he had a large hand in the final consequence.

What’s next?

PSG stir to Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday and play their final Champions League match away to Crimson Monumental title Belgrade on Tuesday Eleven December. It be a large game for Liverpool on Sunday as they host city opponents Everton, dwell on Sky Sports activities from 4pm. Their next Champions League game will be at home to Napoli on December Eleven.