UEFA Champions League: Marcus Rashford special gives Manchester United thrilling win vs Paris Saint Germain

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Marcus Rashford sprinted towards the nook flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, identical to two seasons in the past. One other journey to Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League. One other late winner for the Manchester United striker. In a heavyweight contest on the opening night time of the group stage, United reproduced its beautiful exploits from the 2018-19 competitors by beating PSG away because of Rashford’s 87th-minute strike in a 2-1 win on Tuesday. It was an eerily related situation to 18 months in the past, when United arrived within the French capital closely depleted and 2-Zero down from the primary leg of the groups’ last-16 match. It was Rashford who clinched an unlikely Three-1 win and progress to the quarterfinals with a stoppage-time penalty.

PSG, final season’s overwhelmed finalist, already has work to do if the Qatar-owned group is to understand its long-held ambition of being European champion for the primary time. 

There have been no followers on the Parc des Princes, one in all three stadiums together with Barcelona’s Camp Nou and Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge to be with out spectators for the return of the Champions League due to the coronavirus.

Sluggish Paris Saint-Germain

A sluggish PSG actually might have completed with some backing from its supporters, with United proving greater than a match for the house group regardless of having a makeshift center-back pairing of Axel Tuanzebe and Victor Lindelof whereas Paul Pogba began on the bench. United went forward by means of midfielder Bruno Fernandes’ twice-taken penalty halfway by means of the primary half however conceded when Anthony Martial rose to clear Neymar’s nook from the left, solely to look a header previous his personal goalkeeper, David de Gea, within the 55th.

Rashford had already been denied by PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas when he collected a move from Pogba and smashed a low, angled shot contained in the far put up from the sting of the penalty space.

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