Paris Saint-Germain’s last European affair saw them complete a comprehensive three-goal rout against AC Milan, just weeks after falling to an embarrassing defeat at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park. Faced with the return leg in Italy on Tuesday, would les Parisiens pick up another win – or would they stutter to their second defeat?
ACM: Maignan; Hernández, Thiaw, Tomori, Calabria; Musah, Reijnders; Leão, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic; Giroud
PSG: Donnarumma; Hernández, Škriniar, Marquinhos, Hakimi; Vitinha, Ugarte, Zaïre-Emery; Mbappé, Kolo-Muani, Dembélé
A chaotic affair in Group F saw Milan Škriniar open the scoring at the San Siro after just nine minutes, as he headed home at the pack post following an assist from his centre-back partner, Marquinhos.
But AC Milan’s lead would last just three minutes, as Rafael Leão restored parity with a sublime overhead kick after seeing Olivier Giroud’s first strike denied.Embed from Getty Images
The Frenchman would play a crucial role ultimately though, latching onto Théo Hernández’s cross in the 50th minute – with that goal going on to win the match for the hosts.
Paris Saint-Germain now sit on six points in Group F, which sees them occupy the second spot. AC Milan hold third for the time being, with a point less than their French opponents.