Last season's finalist, Liverpool will tremble for the last time in the eighth finals in the Champions League after losing a 1: 2 visit to PSG in the most tangled group of the tournament C.
The French rich earned a lot of despair at Parc de Pres, making it as close as possible to the direct elimination phase. The goals of the hosts were Juan Bernat (13) and Neymar (37), and James Milner – a penalty at the very end of the first half. It was the only real shot at Merseyside in all 90 minutes.
In another match of the Napoli group, the Red Star was defeated – 3: 1. In the standings, the Italians came out with 9 points, PSG with 8 points, Liverpool with 6 points and Serbs with 4 points, and they, of course, dropped out. Thus, the clash between the English team and the team of Carlo Ancelotti in Anfield looks like a direct battle for the first place. Guests will need a point or loss with a difference of one goal to get into the 1/8 finals. In Sao Paulo, Napoli won 1: 0 and has a much better goal difference than Liverpool – 7: 4 vs. 8: 7.
Thomas Toole bet on his Atomon Cavani, Neimar and Kilian Mabe on his atomic trio, although the last two were not 100% reimbursed. However, the importance of the collision made the Germans take the risk to join the game. Gianluigi Buffon was at the door, Tilo Kierer was on the right.
Jürgen Klop responded with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Manay. In the midfield played by an experienced James Milner, George Henderson and Georgin Weinillum.
PSG started the match perfectly, and Alison Becker struck several blows in the first few minutes, made by Angel Di Maria and Tiago Silva. At the 13th minute there was not much to save the guests. When Kilian Mbap was shot, Virgil van Dyke was on his way to the ball. Then she went to Juan Bernat, the defender immediately fired on the land and did not allow the Brazilian clock to 1: 0!
Liverpool responded through its great star Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian people are trying to surprise the legend of Gianluigi Buffon with a shot from a difficult position, but their vision fails. Gradually, the English equalized the game, but after half an hour the PSG organized a quick counter. This ended in an unsuccessful attempt by Neymar to convey Alison.
In the 37th minute, the French team doubled their advantage. Mabape and Neimar played well on the left flank, after which the Frenchman with an outer skirt found Unason Cavani. He scored, Alison knocked out, but with the addition, the most expensive player in history was not mistaken and rose to 2: 0!
At the end of the break, Di Maria stumbled into Sadio Mane’s box. After some hesitation, the Chief Justice Shimon Marciniak from Poland imposed a fine. James Milner was behind the ball, who crossed Buffon to the right of the door and returned Liverpool in the match – 1: 2!
Shortly after the game was resumed, Markinyos scored the third goal for the PSG, but he was rightfully postponed for an ambush. Then there was a lack of interesting places, since the guests had a slight advantage in finding leveling, while the French were counting on the counter. In the 70th minute, Marginos defeated Diyana Lovren after a corner, but Alison killed her.
At the 77th minute, Jürgen Klop made an offensive shift in search of at least a point. Jardan Shakuri appeared on the site of Milner. However, this did not work, and PSG won the match with a score of 2: 1.
PSG – Liverpool 2: 1
Top scorers: 1: 0 Bernat (13), 2: 0 Neymar (37), 2: 1 Milner (45th)
PSG: Buffon, Bernat, Kimbembe, Silva, Kier, Marquinho, Verati, Di Maria (65-Alves), Babe (85-Rabio), Neimar, Cavan
trainer: Thomas Thule
Liverpool: Alison, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dyke, Robertson, Milner (77-Shakuri), Henderson, Weinludum (66-Keita), Mane, Salah, Firmino
manager: Jürgen Klop
Paris, "Parc des Princes"
judge: Shimon Marciniak (Poland)
Yellow cards: Verati, Neymar (PSG); Vinelundum, Gomez, Sturridge, Van Dyck, Robertson, Keith (Liverpool)