Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe make their Champions League debuts; PSG and Club Brugge tie.
For the first time, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe started the same game for PSG, but the top front line was unable to lead PSG to victory, drawing with Club Brugge in a Champions League group stage match.
At a Group A match in Bruges, Belgium, the French Ligue 1 power drew 1-1 with its Belgian Pro League opponent. PSG was outshot 16-9 against Club Brugge.
PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas told reporters, “We know these matches are difficult.” “It’s a tournament where every team knows how to win and perform at their best.
“We witnessed that [Wednesday], and it’s never easy, but we have to keep our heads up because we’re a fantastic team with a lot of potential. I make an effort to assist all of my teammates and the team as a whole. Of course, we would have wanted to win this game, but in order to progress as a team, we must all improve individually in our own areas and become more strong as a unit.”
Mbappe was forced to leave the game in the 51st minute after suffering an ankle injury. In the 15th minute, he assisted on PSG’s goal. Messi came close on several occasions, but he’ll have to wait a little longer to score for his new team.
Right-hand wing PSG took the lead early in the first half thanks to Ander Herrera. At the start of the move, Mbappe dribbled around a defender to the left of the Club Brugge box.
He then shot a cross toward the box’s middle. Herrera dashed into the box and sent a shot past Club Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with his first touch.
Mbappe came close to scoring 10 minutes later after receiving a pass from Messi, but Mignolet saved him.
Hans Vanaken of Club Brugge equalized in the 27th minute. Eduard Sobol, a left back, scored on a run toward the left corner flag. He was given a pass and instructed to send another feed into the box. Vanaken chased down the ball and slammed a shot into the upper left corner of the PSG net.
In the 29th minute, Messi hit the crossbar with another PSG shot on goal. Later in the first half, Navas saved close chances from a free kick and a breakaway.
In the 72nd minute, Messi received a yellow card for coming in late on a challenge. Each… Article Summary from Nokia News