Observe the entire replay of the thrilling clash between PSG and AC Milan. Delight in the mesmerizing highlights that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The exhilarating encounter commenced at 19:00 (GMT) on the 25th of October 2023. The esteemed referee, S. Vinčić, ensured a fair contest throughout. The captivating showdown took place at the remarkable Parc des Princes. Immerse yourself in this momentous occasion, as it unfolds in the prestigious Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group F, Season 2023/2024.
PSG vs AC Milan Full Match Reports
In a noteworthy encounter between two European heavyweights, Paris Saint-Germain secured their first-ever victory over AC Milan, ending a five-match winless streak, with a commanding 3-0 triumph in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) at the Parc des Princes, propelling them to the top of Group F.
The match was brimming with sub-plots, including the intriguing showdown between brothers Lucas and Theo Hernandez, while Gianluigi Donnarumma, PSG’s goalkeeper, had his football origins at Milan, and conversely, Mike Maignan of the Rossoneri started his career at PSG.
The game kicked off on a cautious note, with both teams taking their time to establish their presence on the pitch. Stefano Pioli’s team looked to Portugal star Rafael Leão for inspiration, as he displayed glimpses of his exceptional talent with a long-range effort that narrowly missed the target. In response, Kylian Mbappé tested Maignan with a long-range shot. The 32nd minute saw Mbappé celebrating, having sliced inside Fikayo Tomori and expertly driven his shot into the bottom corner. It marked his 10th goal of the season across all competitions, a feat enabled by the remarkable run and pass from the impressive Warren Zaïre-Emery, who is having a breakout season at PSG. Just before halftime, Mbappé turned provider for Randal Kolo Muani, but the latter’s attempt was blocked in a lackluster first half for the visitors.
Parisians believed they had doubled their lead only three minutes into the second half when Ousmane Dembélé clinically dispatched his shot beyond Maignan. However, referee Slavko Vinčić swiftly disallowed the goal after consulting the pitchside monitor, determining that Manuel Ugarte had fouled Yunus Musah in the build-up. Luis Enrique’s side didn’t have to wait long to extend their lead, thanks to Randal Kolo Muani, who reacted quickest to the loose ball after Maignan parried Dembélé’s initial attempt into his path. The Rossoneri had their first shot on target after 63 minutes, courtesy of Christian Pulisic, but the American’s effort found its way into Donnarumma’s grasp. Substitute Lee Kang-in notched his first goal for the club late in the game after converting Zaïre-Emery’s cross, solidifying PSG’s dominance on the scoreboard.
For Pioli’s men, it was a lackluster performance, as they extended their goalless streak to five UCL games, marking their lengthiest goal drought in European competition. In contrast, Paris Saint-Germain delivered a perfect response following their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle and have now suffered just one loss in their last 35 home UCL group stage matches.
Man of the Match: Warren Zaïre-Emery (Paris Saint-Germain).