Champions League: PSG deal Liverpool a heavy blow, leave qualification hopes hanging

Posted by News Express | 29 November 2018 | 1,124 times

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•PSG match winner Neymar

Liverpool face a nervy battle to reach the Champions League knockout stage after suffering a damaging 2-1 defeat against an impressive Paris St-Germain.

As things stand Jurgen Klopp's side, who were beaten finalists last season, are third in Group C and need to beat first-placed Napoli at Anfield next month to progress, with the Serie A side defeating Red Star Belgrade 3-1 in the other game.

The Premier League side were outplayed for large periods of the game in Paris and James Milner's penalty on the stroke of half-time was their only shot on target in a lacklustre showing.

By that point, they had already fallen two goals behind as Juan Bernat squeezed home the opener after Virgil van Dijk's poor clearance, before Neymar started and finished off a swift team counter-attack to double the advantage.

PSG could have had a more comfortable scoreline in the second half but Marquinhos had a goal disallowed for offside, and the defensive midfielder also had a header kept out by Brazilian compatriot Alisson.

•Text (excluding headline: courtesy of BBC.


Source: News Express

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