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Soccer fans were treated to another entertaining evening of UEFA Champions League action last night as clubs across the continent tried to take another step towards qualifying for the knockout phase. An example of that was at Old Trafford when Manchester United went head-to-head with Paris Siant-Germain, and the French champions managed to take all three points in a gripping 3-1 victory.
PSG still have it
This season hasn’t quite gone as planned so far for PSG, but last night, almost everything seemed to fall into place for them. Just a few months after fighting Bayern Munich in the final, PSG were able to dig deeper and show the world why they still have a team to fear. That was largely courtesy of his attacking threat with players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappé showing why they are still so highly valued.
Fred and Ole’s Kind of Disaster
After Fred was able to get away with it without being sent off for a headbutt in the first half, you’d think he’d take it easy from then on, but he didn’t. He ended up getting his marching orders for a second yellow card in the second half, and many asked the same question: why didn’t they get him out at halftime? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already under great scrutiny, but he doesn’t help himself when making bizarre decisions like this.
Match of the last day
Heading into the final matchday, the Group H table is as follows: PSG in 1st place with nine points, United in 2nd place with nine points, Leipzig in third place with nine points and Istanbul Basaksehir in fourth place with three points. Manchester United are priced at 8/1 to win the group with 888sport and it’s not hard to see why, because if they lose to Leipzig next week, they will move on to the UEFA Europa League, while PSG and Leipzig will move on to the Round. 16. The stakes are high and the odds are in favor of PSG.
Manchester United: de Gea (6.5), Telles (6.5), Maguire (6), Lindelof (6), Wan-Bissaka (7), Fred (3), McTominay (7), Martial (6.5), Fernandes (6.5), Rashford ( 7.5), Cavani (6.5), Greenwood (6), Ighalo (6), van de Beek (6), Pogba (6.5)
PSG: Navas (7), Florenzi (6.5), Marquinhos (8), Kimpembe (6.5), Diallo (7), Paredes (6), Pereira (7), Verratti (7), Mbappé (7), Kean (6), Neymar (9), Herrera (6.5), Gueye (6.5), Bakker (6.5), Kehrer (6), Rafinha (7)
Referee: Daniele orsato
Goals: Rashford :: Neymar x2, Marquinhos
Yellow cards: Fred x2, Paredes, Verratti
Red cards: Peace