Don’t miss the complete playback and game highlights of the thrilling match between PSG and Newcastle United. The game will kick off at 20:00 (GMT) on 28th November 2023 at the Parc des Princes. Keep an eye on the referee S. Marciniak as he oversees this intense Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group F, Season 2023/2024 showdown. Stay tuned for all the action!
PSG vs Newcastle United Full Match Reports
Paris Saint-Germain maintained their grip on UEFA Champions League (UCL) fate with a dramatic 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at the Parc des Princes, sealed by Kylian Mbappé’s 98th-minute penalty.
Newcastle arrived in Paris understanding that a defeat would spell elimination from the UCL. Accordingly, Eddie Howe’s side adopted a defensive approach, looking to exploit counter-attacks. Allowing PSG possession proved perilous as Ousmane Dembélé created chances down the right flank, setting up opportunities for Lee Kang-in and Fabián Ruiz. However, Nick Pope thwarted Mbappé’s attempt.
The Magpies gradually found their footing, with Miguel Almirón supplying Alexander Isak in the box. Unfortunately, Isak’s first-time effort sailed wide. Yet, he quickly redeemed himself, seizing on a loose ball in the box to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma after the goalkeeper spilled Almirón’s shot. As Luis Enrique’s men temporarily slipped outside the top two, PSG intensified the pressure. Dembélé embarked on a forward run, narrowly missing an equalizer as Pope’s fingertip save kept the hosts at bay.
With a lackluster start to the second half, PSG’s manager turned to the bench, introducing Bradley Barcola. The substitute, brilliantly found by Mbappé in the box, was denied by Pope from point-blank range. PSG, relentless in attack, struggled with finishing, as Dembélé fired wide from close range.
As time dwindled and it seemed PSG’s luck had run out, Mbappé came close to scoring. However, a lifeline emerged in stoppage time when VAR prompted referee Szymon Marciniak to review Tino Livramento’s chest and arm deflection. A penalty was awarded, and Mbappé calmly converted, salvaging a point in the eighth minute of stoppage time. PSG’s path to the last 16 becomes clearer, with a crucial clash against already-qualified Borussia Dortmund on matchday six. Meanwhile, Newcastle awaits results to determine their fate against AC Milan.
Man of the Match: Nick Pope (Newcastle United).