Despite Georginio Wijnaldum’s double, Paris SG were joined in the last minutes by RB Leipzig (2-2), yesterday in Germany. A logical draw that highlighted his recurring difficulties in the game.
Eight points, no defeat, and second place in group A, with four units ahead of his pursuing Bruges: after four days, the balance sheet of PSG remains in the green.
Before going to challenge the leader Manchester City (9 pts) on 24 November, the Parisians remain in the nails to qualify for the round of 16, the first step towards their ambition to win the competition.
But at the Red Bull Arena, without Lionel Messi, injured in a thigh and a knee, they did not show a face of a contender to the throne, when they had come to win it with the manner.
The late penalty from Dominik Szoboszlai (90 e), after a foul by Presnel Kimpembe, punished the ineffectiveness of the teammates in the second half de Wijnaldum, whose double (21 e, 40 e) should have allowed his team to won
At half-time, Mauricio Pochettino’s men had the situation in hand, even though they had come close to disaster from the start, after the opening of the score of Christopher Nkunku (8th) and a penalty rejected by Donnarumma, preferred to Navas in the Parisian goals.