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L. Messi
Penalty Goal
3 - 2
L. Messi
2 - 2
N. Mukiele
1 - 2
André Silva
1 - 1
K. Mbappé
J. Draxler
1 - 0

Match Stats

64% 35%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 4
Total Passes 626 334
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Manchester City MCI Manchester City 5 4 0 1 17 8 +9 12 W W W L W
2 PSG PSG PSG 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 8 L D W W D
3 RB Leipzig RBL RB Leipzig 5 1 1 3 13 13 0 4 W D L L L
4 Club Brugge CLU Club Brugge 5 1 1 3 5 16 -11 4 L L L W D


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


That's all from us, we'll see you for the next game. For now though, it's goodbye.
Leipzig remain winless in the group, and it'll take a minor miracle in the next three games for them to advance to the knockout stages, but they showed how much character and ability their team has from front to back, in their efforts in this match. For PSG, given that they have arguably the greatest footballer of all time in their ranks, it's a brave individual who writes this team off, as they continue their quest for a maiden Champions League title by returning to the top of Group A. 
Despite the game seeming so evenly matched, PSG did have 64.4 per cent possession over the course of the 90 minutes. That, coupled with an 89 per cent passing accuracy, meant that on balance, their dominance in the latter stages of the game was more than justified, and proved that this team has what it takes to go all the way in the Champions League.
Well, what a second half that proved to be! Mbappe's late penalty miss aside, PSG did very well to wrestle control of that game back in their favour, particularly given how crestfallen they looked after Mukiele put Leipzig into the lead ten minutes into the second stanza. Leipzig were well worth their lead and didn't look like conceding again, until Lionel Messi, of all people, stepped up to fire home two goals in quick succession.
90' + 5' Leipzig look to create one last attack and Forsberg tries a shot from the edge of the box, but it's wide and doesn't trouble Navas at all.
K. Mbappé
Penalty Miss
90' + 4' AND HE'S MISSED!!! Mbappe looks confident but blazes his penalty high over the bar and Leipzig aren't out of this yet!!
90' + 4' AND IT'S GIVEN!!!! It's a penalty to PSG as Gvardiol is judged to have fouled Hakimi! It'll be Mbappe who steps up...
90' + 3' OR ISN'T HE??? We're off to VAR as the referee wants to look at this again! PSG could have a chance of a second penalty, and a fourth goal!
90' + 2' Widjnaldum breaks forward and is in the box when he feeds Hakimi. The full-back looks to round Gvardiol but is brought down and stays down. The referee isn't convinced it's a penalty though.
90' We're into four added minutes of stoppage time as the home fans attempt to sing their team all the way to the final whistle.
T. Kehrer
J. Draxler
90' Draxler is withdrawn for defender Thilo Kehrer; a clear sign than PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino wants to hold onto this slim lead.
88' Mendes has been exceptional down the left for PSG, partaking in more duels (15) than any of his team-mates, and also drawing four fouls for PSG free-kicks.
86' Verratti skillfully dispossesses Laimer, twice, and is then taken out by the frustrated Leipzig midfielder.
T. Adams
Yellow Card
84' Adams is booked by the referee for a cynical foul on Messi.
E. Forsberg
André Silva
83' Goalscorer Silva is also withdrawn by Jesse Marsch, and Emil Forsberg comes on in his place.
B. Henrichs
83' The impressive Angelino is also replaced, by Benjamin Henrichs.
Y. Poulsen
M. Simakan
83' Simakan is subbed off, and he'll be glad to see the back of Mbappe as he's replaced by Yussuf Poulsen.
82' Mbappe jinks to get away from Gvardiol and surges towards the six-yard box, but his cut-back is to no one and Gvardiol recovers to clear for Leipzig.
80' The corner isn't met convincingly by anyone, and culminates in Gvardiol blasting the ball skyward and into the back of the stadium.
79' There's even more scrambling in the PSG box as Leipzig look to equalise again. The ball comes out the way of Mukiele, but Mendes does brilliantly to prevent another corner going against his team.
77' There's a scramble in the PSG box and the ball comes out to Laimer, his drive is deflected off Verratti and loops over Navas and onto the top of the net for a Leipzig corner.
76' Messi has come into his world-beating own in this second half; he leads the way for his side with 37 passes in Leipzig's half, and his five shots, of which three were on target, have put PSG back in the driving seat at the Parc des Princes.
L. Messi
Penalty Goal
74' GOOALLLL!!! PSG are back in the lead!!!! Messi steps up and nonchalantly chips the already-diving Gulasci. It's not the first time, and it won't be the last, that Messi panenka's a goalkeeper, but on this occasion it's put his side back on top, and PSG are ahead 3-2.
73' PENALTY!!! Surprise surprise, it's Mbappe running riot once again! He runs at Simakan and turns the hapless Leipzig defender inside out. Simakan sticks out an arm to stay with Mbappe, and as soon as the Frenchman goes down the referee blows and points to the spot. Simakan can have no complaints whatsoever.
72' Nkunku curls a free-kick towards goal, and Gvardiol meets his cross with a header that looks threatening, but is off-target, edging just wide of Navas' left-hand post.
J. Gvardiol
L. Klostermann
70' Josko Gvardiol comes on for Leipzig, in the place of Klostermann.
69' Nkunku looks to find Silva but his cross is hit far too hard, and Gulasci can watch the ball sail over.
L. Messi
67' GOOOOOALLLLL!!!!! PSG equalise and it's Messi with the goal!!! Mbappe breaks forward at a searing pace from a Messi pass, and upon entering the box, unselfishly grants the ball back to the Argentine. His shot is pushed away by Gulasci, but the ball rolls into the post and back across goal, where Messi is ready to tap it home into an empty net and bring the game back into PSG's hands! 2-2, and all to play for as we enter the last 25 minutes.
65' SAVED!!! The free-kick from Nkunku is inviting, and Silva looks to beat Navas once again but this time the PSG keeper gets down fast to tip the shot around the post!!!! He's been the saviour for PSG on several occasions in this match!
A. Hakimi
Yellow Card
64' Moriba looks to break away with his first touch but is pulled back by Hakimi. The PSG right-back is booked for this.
Ilaix Moriba
A. Haïdara
62' Haidara limps off for Leipzig having picked up a slight knock; Ilaix Moriba comes on in his place.
Danilo Pereira
I. Gueye
61' Gueye is also withdrawn, replaced by Danilo Pereira.
G. Wijnaldum
Ander Herrera
61' PSG make their first change, as Georginio Wijnaldum is introduced in place of Herrera.
59' It's Angelino's creativity that has directly contributed to both Leipzig goals - the Spaniard has four open play crosses, of which three have been in dangerous areas, and two have provided assists! When he's good, he's very very good, as PSG are finding out.
N. Mukiele
57' GOOOALLLL!!!! What a move from Leipzig!!! It's Angelino again down the left and although this cross, which was perfectly weighted, beats Silva, Mukiele is on hand to volley past Navas and put Leipzig ahead 2-1!!! What a game this is turning out to be!!!
57' The horizontal movement across the pitch from Leipzig's midfielders is causing PSG all sorts of problems. It's no wonder Angelino is experiencing such freedom down the left given how many other forward runners that Hakimi is having to worry about, and the Spain left-back was on hand yet again to see another perfect cross directed goalwards!
56' Messi creates psace for himself to shoot, but is smashed by Laimer as he picks his spot. The shot is therefore weak, but is still deflected wide for a PSG corner.
55' Verratti drives forward looking to link up with Mbappe, but carries on alone and has his cut-back cleared away sloppily by Leipzig's defenders.
53' Mendes is again caught, this time by Mukiele, as the Leipzig wing-back looked to latch onto a throughball from Laimer.
52' Laimer is in space and looks to cross, however no Leipzig players are in range to meet the ball and PSG easily deal with the threat.
50' Simakan is fouled and stays down, but waves away treatment as the PSG players recieve some stern words from referee Marco Guida.
49' Nkunku's free-kick is well struck, but just rises over Navas' crossbar, and PSG breathe a sigh of relief.
I. Gueye
Yellow Card
48' Gueye scythes Silva down late, and is not only booked, but concedes in-range for Nkunku to have an effort at goal, from the free-kick.
46' Leipzig have a four-on-three overlap, but Mukiele crosses too late and Silva's resultant header has next to no power, and it's easily gathered by Navas.
46' Leipzig re-start proceedings and we're underway for the second half!
The teams are back out and the home side need to find their scoring form once again, if they're to re-gain top spot in Group A from Manchester City!
Angelino and Silva have linked up extremely well for Leipzig in that first half. Whilst their combination for the goal was the highlight, Silva's five shots are the highest of any player on the pitch, as are the three key passes from his left-back Angelino. Should this combination be just as prolific in the second half, PSG will have their hands full if they're to maintain their near-perfect home record in the Champions League.
A closely-fought, equally-matched half comes to a close with both sides looking more than capable of winning this match. Much of PSG's success has come on the break, through Mbappe, whilst Leipzig's press has been excellent in winning the ball high up the field to create chances. It's anyone's game to win or lose, and the second half should prove to be just as tight.
45' + 2' Mukiele and Mendes fight for the ball in the corner, and the Leipzig man does well to prevent the conceding of a corner.
45' An extra two minutes of stoppage time will be played as the first half comes towards its end.
45' PSG break forward through Mbappe, and Messi's throughball for Hakimi is diverted behind by Leipzig for another corner.
44' Angelino looks to again whip in a dangerous ball, however it's hit too hard and flies well over the heads of Haidara and Nkunku.
43' Nkunku is again given too much space and looks to shoot. This time, however, Kimpembe is not beaten and blocks the forward's tame finish.
42' CHANCE!!!! It's the danger man Nkunku for Leipzig, who beats both Mendes and Kimpembe on the edge of the box before shooting, however it's just wide to the right of Navas' goal! Although Silva has been more dangerous so far, Nkunku can't be written off - as his hat-trick against Manchester City proved.
40' Verratti has fought for control in the midfield of this game, which is still yet to really settle down, and has completed 100 per cent of his passes inside Leipzig's half. He's leading the way in terms of passes for both teams too, by some distance, with his 44 successful passes almost triple the 17 that Adams has completed for Leipzig.
M. Simakan
Yellow Card
38' Simakan is yellow carded after clattering through Mendes just outside his own box. The PSG left-back has really taken some hits in this match so far.
36' Herrera sends Messi on a run, however the Argentine's volleyed cross is high and too difficult for Mbappe to control, allowing Simakan to easily win the ball back for Leipzig.
34' PSG haven't really been able to find their rhythm since they scored, and it's been difficult for them to maintain control of possession, losing the ball in dangerous positions several times - one of which led to the equaliser.
32' Herrera looks to skilfully set Hakimi on a run, but the PSG full-back is pulled down by Haidara, who knew that if he didn't keep hold of him, there was no chance of keeping pace with Hakimi.
30' PSG look to respond straight away, and once again it's Mendes rampaging down the left-hand side. He does well to win a corner, despite the efforts of Orban.
28' Leipzig have looked far more threatening since PSG opened the scoring, and at the rate Angelino has been getting forward all game, it's no surprise that he was the one to provide that fantastic pass for Silva's equaliser.
André Silva
28' GOOOOALLLLL!!!! Leipzig equalise, and it's fully deserved!!! Angelino advances down the left into the box, and smashes a teasing cross past the trailing PSG defenders into the path of Silva. The Portugal striker makes no mistake this time and smashes the ball beyond Navas and into the roof of the net! 1-1, and we have one hell of a game on our hands here in Paris!!!
27' SAVED!!! Navas comes to PSG's rescue once again, this time getting down low to his left to prevent Silva from squeezing home an equaliser! Leipzig haven't let PSG's goal stop them playing, and have had much of the better chances since Mbappe's opener.
26' CHANCE!!! How are Leipzig not level? Nkunku's cross is met by Mukiele, who taps the ball across goal. No Leipzig attacker can connect however, and Marquinhos scrappily clears the ball over the bar and concedes a corner!
25' Herrera clips Nkunku from behind, and grants Leipzig a free-kick in a dangerous position.
23' Messi and Mbappe play a fantastic one-two to cut through Leipzig like a hot knife through butter. Luckily for Leipzig however, Simakan sticks out a leg that deflects the ball away from Messi's path, and the away side are able to clear the danger.
21' A fantastic long ball from Hakimi finds the sprinting Mbappe. He does well to control the ball, but his pass to the advancing Gueye is cut out and cleared by Orban and Gulasci respectively.
20' The Parc des Princes has been a fortress for PSG in the Champions League, with just one defeat in their last 28 fixtures here. On the basis of their play thus far, Leipzig will need to be much more clinical if they’re to put any sign of a dent in that record.
W. Orban
Yellow Card
18' The referee rightly judges that Orban's foul was both deliberate and cynical, and the Leipzig defender is booked.
18' A cheeky Mbappe backheel sees him flattened by Orban, but play carries on as PSG pile forward in numbers.
16' Mendes is down and receiving treatment after Haidara catches him late, although no foul is given against the Leipzig midfielder.
14' Silva has a chance to shoot from a good ball by Mukiele, however PSG's defenders crowd him out and the eventual shot is blocked by Marquinhos.
12' Mbappe is the target from a Herrera cross, but it's too high for the Frenchman who can only head the ball high and just over Gulasci's crossbar.
11' The fact that Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch has never kept a clean sheet in a Champions League game – with neither Leipzig or RB Salzburg – has PSG’s plethora of attackers licking their lips. That Mbappe opener will extend Marsch's wait for a clean sheet beyond 15 matches.
J. Draxler
9' Draxler could perhaps be annoyed that Mbappe didn't pass to him, but once the 22-year-old sets his sights on goal, there's usually only one way the ball is going - into that goal. Draxler does gain an assist for his troubles, though.
K. Mbappé
9' GOOOOALLLLLL!!!!! Guess who? PSG break away and have so much space. It's Mbappe tearing forward and despite having Draxler in support, the France forward wrong-foots Gulasci and smashes the ball into the bottom-left corner. He really is some player and it's 1-0 in favour of the Parisians.
7' SAVED!!! Navas is forced into two close range saves after Leipzig win possession in PSG's half. The first shot from Silva is palmed away, and the Laimer's second from a tight angle is saved by the legs of Navas and cleared!!! It's been end-to-end so far!
6' Draxler races forward to latch onto a Hakimi cross from deep. His close-range volley is far too hard though, and doesn't trouble Gulasci at all.
5' Messi elegantly beats Laimer and Klostermann on the turn and sends Mendes on a run down the left. His cross is poor however, and goes straight out for a goal kick.
4' A loose ball is latched onto by Laimer who drives into the box and shoots, but Navas saves easily, despite Nkunku beeing free should Laimer have chosen to cross.
2' The electric Mbappe looks to beat Laimer and does so successfully, however he crosses to no one and Leipzig can recover.
1' PSG get the game underway via the boot of Mbappe, and we're off at the Parc des Princes!
We’ll be underway shortly in Paris, as both sides are ready and raring to go!
PSG academy product Christopher Nkunku, who has scored all four of his side’s goals in this season’s Champions League, will once again be the key man for Leipzig. He starts up front alongside Andre Silva, as the German side look to obtain their first points of the competition.
PSG’s star-studded attacking trifector of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar is broken up for this match, with the latter rested and replaced by able deputy Julian Draxler.
RB LEIPZIG SUBS: Josep Martinez, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszalai, Ilaix Moriba, Josko Gvardiol, Benjamin Henrichs, Kevin Kampl.
RB LEIPZIG (4-4-2): Peter Gulasci; Lukas Klostermann, Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan, Angelino; Nordi Mukiele, Konrad Laimer, Tyler Adams, Amadou Haidara; Andre Silva, Christopher Nkunku.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN SUBS: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alexandre Letellier, Danilo Pereira, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Eric Ebimbe, Nathan Bitumazala.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler.
RB Leipzig, however, have had a dismal start, and are rooted to the bottom of the table with two defeats from two so far.
2020 finalists PSG have the chance to top Group A by getting a result in this match, and return to European competition having beaten 2021 runners-up Manchester City 2-0 in their last Group fixture.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Champions League fixture, between Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in Group A.