A late, and immensely controversial Kylian Mbappe penalty saved Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, as they otherwise did little to deserve a 1-1 draw against Newcastle that keeps their Champions League destiny in their own hands.
Mbappe came close early on, forcing Nick Pope into a tidy save after guiding a backheel on goal. Newcastle responded with a chance of their own, with Alexander Isak firing narrowly over after ghosting into space inside the six-yard box. He didn't miss at the second time of asking, turning the ball home from inches out after a Gianluigi Donnarumma blunder.
The Parisians offered more attacking thrust after the break, applying pressure against a tired Newcastle outfit. Substitute winger Bradley Barcola missed a quartet of opportunities. Mbappe, too, had his chances, bashing one shot at the goalkeeper before blasting another wide, while Ousmane Dembele also missed a couple of good opportunities.
The equaliser eventually came, as Mbappe buried a spot-kick after a puzzling handball decision was given against Tino Livramento, meaning a win over Borussia Dortmund in their final match will seal qualification for the knockout stages.
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