Worst PSG, I miss Lee Kang-in… 1-4 loss to Newcastle amid Mbappe silence → Serious slump
It was a game where Lee Kang-in was missed. They gave up the momentum by rarely creating opportunities, and in the end, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) bowed out to Newcastle United at St. James Park, boasting overwhelming support.
PSG suffered a crushing 1-4 loss to Newcastle in the second match of Group F of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England, at 4 a.m. on the 5th (Korean time). PSG had 1 win and 1 loss, and Newcastle had 1 win and 1 draw.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Nick Pope (GK) – Dan Byrne, Jamal Lascelles, Fabian Shea, Kieran Trippier – Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff – Anthony Gordon, Alexander Isaac, Miguel Almiron
Paris Saint-Germain (4-2-3-1): Gianluingi Donnarumma (GK) – Luca Hernández, Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, Ashraf Hakimi – Warren Jair Emiri, Manuel Ugarte – Randal Colo. Muani, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele-Gonzalo Hamus 레고토토.
It was intense from the start. Both teams were active and focused on attack. Dembele’s shot missed in the 5th minute of the first half. Almiron’s shot missed the goal in the 14th minute of the first half. Newcastle took the lead in the 17th minute of the first half when Almiron took advantage of PSG’s defense to score a goal. PSG counterattacked immediately. A quick attack was launched using Mbappe and Dembele.
The shots kept coming. Shea’s shot from a corner kick in the 25th minute of the first half went wide of the goal. Hamus’ powerful shot in the 27th minute of the first half also missed the goal, causing disappointment. In a tense match, Isaac suffered an injury in the 32nd minute of the first half, and the game was halted for a while. Isaac was brought in with a bandage wrapped around his head. Newcastle players continued to complain of pain as PSG played rough.
Newcastle missed a crucial opportunity. In the 39th minute of the first half, in a free kick situation, Guimaraes’ shot was saved by Donnarumma. Guimaraes followed with a cross and a header was struck by Donnarumma. The referee stopped the game and used VAR to check the score. As a result of VAR, it was determined that Burn’s header crossed the goal line, and the goal was recognized.
After three goals, PSG became very impatient. Although we had possession and had a lot of numbers in the offensive line, we were unable to create a single chance. In the extra time of the first half, corner kicks were taken one after another, aiming for a make-up goal. In the 5th minute of extra time in the first half, Hamus sent a cross to Mbappe, but it was hit by the defense. The first half ended with Newcastle leading 2-0. For PSG, it was a first half that needed improvement.
Coach Luis Enrique came out in the second half without a replacement. PSG had a very difficult time because they did not have a player who could connect the pass in attacking situations. Newcastle displayed a stable defense and then launched a counterattack
In the 5th minute of the second half, Longstaff shot Trippier’s pass from an angle, but Donnarumma was unable to punch it properly and went in. Even though PSG was on the defensive, they still failed to create a chance.
Lucas scored the chase goal. In the 10th minute of the second half, Jair-Emery gave a sensible pass, and Lucas, who was penetrating, finished the game. After Lucas’ goal, PSG made changes by bringing in Colo Muani and adding Bradley Barcola.
After Varkola, Vitinya was brought in. In the 18th minute of the second half, Ugarte came out and Vitinya entered. Newcastle also used substitution. In the 20th minute of the second half, Tonali was brought in and Elliott Anderson was added. Newcastle increasingly put pressure on PSG.
Dembele had a good opportunity in the 23rd minute of the second half, but he foolishly missed it. Newcastle replaced Almiron in the 25th minute with Jacob Murphy to add strength to the attack. PSG rarely had a chance to score. Newcastle had more chances. In the 36th minute of the second half, Guimaraes’ shot was blocked by the PSG defense. Isaac’s shot in the 39th minute of the second half also ended in vain. Shea scored in extra time in the second half, effectively putting an end to the game. PSG tried until the last minute, but there were no goals. The game ended with a 4-1 win for Newcastle.