Paris Saint-Germain with a uitzege on Manchester United in the knock-out stages of the Champions League started. The champion of France won Tuesday with 0-2 at Old Trafford and took a major step towards the quarter-finals.
After a disappointing first half to beat PSG in the first quarter of an hour after rest. Presnel Kimpembe opened in the 53rd minute to score from a corner, Kylian Mbappé made it seven minutes later 0-2.
The offensively powerless Manchester United ended the game with ten man. Paul Pogba was in the final stage, his second yellow card. That happened after consult of the VAR, that this season from the knock-out stages for the first time in the Champions League.
For Manchester United it is the first defeat since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in mid-december, the stick took over from the fired Jose Mourinho. Under the Norwegian trainer were ten matches won and ended one duel in a tie.
Paris Saint-Germain seems to be in France on the way to the sixth championship title in five years time, but in Europe, knew the club’s ambitions have not. The past two seasons were the eighth-finals of the terminus, The four year sure ended the European adventure into the quarter-finals. Manchester United was in 2014 for the last time in the quarter-finals of the miljoenenbal.
PSG, without star players Neymar and Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain had at Old Trafford without injured star players Neymar and Edinson Cavani, and that lack was with zero shots on goal in the first half initially clear to feel. Ángel Di María, former player of United, made it for threat, but did not have a team-mate for the goal.
Mbappé popped up after a half hour of play on the nose of United goalkeeper David de Gea, but inched the ball just next to it. This had the VAR there not only to come to find that the Frenchman narrowly in buitenspelpositie was.
It was the highlight of a solid first half, in which the Italian referee Daniele Orsato five yellow cards were handed out. Captain Ashley Young of Manchester United should even be glad that he was spared after he, with all the yellow in the bag, Di Maria in the fences pushed.
Visitors save in the second half
At the beginning of the second half brought PSG the press, while United was searching after the injured to a failure of Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, who were replaced by Juan Mata and Alexis Sánchez.
The visitors took advantage and came in the 53rd minute lead when Presnel Kimpembe, who are just as Young in the first half had escaped with red, in the right place when a corner from Di Maria. Seven minutes later they were at it again for PSG after a perfect cross from re Di Maria on Mbappé.
United, under Solksjaer, not setback had faced, was forced to the front, and thus gave more space away. The Gea occurred with fine saves on shots from Mbappé and Juan Bernat is an even bigger defeat for United.
The return in Paris on march 6, played. Also, the kick-off at 21.00.
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