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PSG vs Juventus: Mbappe the star of the show again as the Parisians take all points at home

PSG vs Juventus
UEFA Champions League
Parc des Princes
Group H
Matchday 1

After a disappointing campaign last season in the UCL a lot was expected from PSG. The club welcomed one of the worst Juventus sides in memory.

The Parisians as expected kicked off the game strong. Mbappe needed just 22 minutes to complete a brace in the 1st half.

As the contest progressed, Juve did manage to find their rhythm and defended well. The club even managed to get one back through McKennie in the 53rd minute.

Despite both teams creating a handful of chances. Neither were able to score. Thus the contest ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts.

PSG vs Juventus: Match report

Full time score: Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Juventus (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: 5’ & 22’ Mbappé (P), 53’ McKennie (J)

PARIS SAINT GERMAIN: Donnarumma; Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos; Hakimi (78’ Mukiele), Vitinha (78’ Danilo), Verratti (87’ Renato Sanches), Nuno Mendes; Messi 84’ Soler); Neymar, Mbappé.

Subs not used: Navas, Rico, Ruiz, Bernat, Sarabia, Ekitike.

Coach: Galtier.

JUVENTUS:

Perin; Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo; Cuadrado (74’ De Sciglio), Rabiot (87’ Kean), Paredes, Miretti (46’ McKennie), Kostic; Vlahovic, Milik (68’ Locatelli).

Subs not used: Pinsoglio, Garofani, Alex Sandro, Gatti, Rugani, Soulè, Fagioli.

Coach: Allegri.

REFEREE: Taylor.

ASSISTANTS: Beswick, Nunn.

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Coote.

VAR: Fritz, Dingert.

PSG vs Juventus: Managers’ reaction

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach: “We must consider this a lost opportunity even if we had a good game overall. We should have created more opportunities from the left because Paris were suffering a bit when we were attacking there. We know that we have to improve and we are working on this. Having some players back from injuries will certainly help.”

Christophe Galtier, Paris coach: “We had some very good spells in the first half and deservedly led with two great goals. We gave them some situations but I was very satisfied with what they did, bringing the ball out, linking up, and we defended well too.

“Of course, when you lead 2-0, the third goal is important. It went the wrong way for us, which gave our opponents a lot of hope, and that made it a very open game with chances at both ends, but that’s the Champions League. Winning in difficulty helps the team and the squad grow.”

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