polishing fans Even before the match, they may have reasons to be satisfied. In the second match in a row (against Fiorentina previously) at the start of the match formation Juventus has a representative of Poland – Arkadiusz Milik. The injured Wojciech Szczęsny was missing, but was replaced by Mattia Perin of Italy. In any case, Juventus played very poorly, because apart from Szczesny there were not enough, among other things, to complain about the displeasure of Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa and Angela Di Maria.
Melek had a great chance to score
For the first time this season, the Juventus coach decided to play with two main strikers: Arkadiusz Milik and Dusan Vlahovic. In the confrontation with Fiorentina, the Poles came out in the starting lineup, and the Serb for the whole match sat on the bench.
However, coach Massimiliano Allegri’s schedule for the match was broken after just five minutes. Neymar was attacked superbly by the defenders Pass to Kylian Mbappe inside the penalty areathe French with a powerful shot from eleven meters into the long corner gave Perrin no chance.
Mbappe scored a goal in the first five minutes of the match for the fifth time in the history of the Champions League. Only one player – Leo Messi – did it six more times.
But Juventus managed to equalize quickly. In the 19th minute, Juan Cuadrado crossed from the right flank, and Arcadios Milik hit a powerful shot in the head from six meters, a powerful shot in the head, But Gianluigi Donnarumma showed a great show.
After 180 seconds, PSG was already ahead with two goals. And Mbappe hit again after a stinging action with Hakimi, who had a great connection to the event and won him the ball in the penalty area.
However, there were more interesting actions in the second half. Just six minutes later, PSG should close the match and score the third goal. First, in the counterattack, Neymar shot from 11 meters into the middle of the goal, and then in the counterattack, Mbappe, in a one-on-one confrontation with the goalkeeper, shot the side net. Neymar had a lot of resentment from the French for not handing him over in this situation. He was right because the Brazilian would have scored practically an empty goal.
The guests returned to the game in the 54th minute. They played a short corner kick, Kostic cross from the left, a mistake made by Donnarumma, who miscalculated and missed the ball, and McKinney headed an empty goal.
Moments later, Juventus could already enjoy the draw, but Donnarumma saved Vlahovic’s header.
Already in the 68th minute, Milik left the field. He was replaced by Manuel Locatelli and could become the guest champion. He was in the penalty area, shooting from five metres, but was completely blocked by Verratti’s slide. Near the end of the match, the hosts had two good chances to score after counter-attacks, but Perrin saved Neymar and Mbappe’s shots perfectly.
In another match of this group, Benfica won 2-0 (0-0) in front of their home fans against Maccabi Haifa. The goals were scored by Rafa Silva (50) and Alejandro Grimaldo (54). In the second series of matches, Maccabi will face Paris Saint-Germain on September 14 and Juventus will play at home against Benfica.
Paris Saint-Germain – Juventus 2:1 (2:0)
Objectives: Mbappe 2 (5th, 22nd) – McKinney (53)
Paris Saint-Germain: Donnarumma – Ramos FromMarquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi (78 Mokele), Verratti From (87. Renato Sanchez), Vitina (78. Danilo), Mendes – Messi (84. Soler), Mbappe, Neymar.
Juventus: Perrin – Bremer FromBonucci, Danilo From Cuadrado (74 de Siglio), Rabio (Kane 87), Paredes, Meretti From (46 McKennie), Kostić – Milik (68th Locatelli), Vlahović.
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