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Leipzig's later equalization dampens Wijnaldum's night of fame for PSG

The much-maligned summer newcomer Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice on Wednesday evening when RB Leipzig shot an injury time penalty to share the booty with Paris Saint-Germain. The 30-year-old came on a free transfer in the summer due to his excellent performance as a Dutch skipper during the European Championship. But the former Liverpool midfielder has struggled for playing time and relevance since the move. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino preferred Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye and D (Author: Gardener)

The much-maligned summer newcomer Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice on Wednesday evening when RB Leipzig shot an injury time penalty to share the booty with Paris Saint-Germain. But the former Liverpool midfielder has struggled for playing time and relevance since the move. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has preferred Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye and Danilo Pereira as his midfield guards. Opening the game on Wednesday night, Wijnaldum, one of a group of recruits that included Lionel Messi, said the team needed time and patience to familiarize themselves with one another. And for the fourth game in Group A, Pochettino preferred the Dutchman Herrera and placed him on the right behind Angel Di Maria and in front of Achraf Hakimi. Pochettino's reshuffle finally brought rewards after Christopher Nkunku's start for the hosts in the Red Bull Arena after seven minutes. The former PSG striker prevailed ahead of Presnel Kimpembe and headed an André Silva cross from the left past Gianluigi Donnarumma with a flat tire. Five minutes later, Donnarumma saved himself when he parried Silva's penalty. Wijnaldum opened his account for PSG after 21 minutes. He stabbed Peter Gulacsi after Mbappé's cut. But in the final seconds, Kimpembe was awarded the title of fouling Nkunku in the penalty area. Dominik Szoboszlai passed Donnarumma and, to the delight of the 40,000 fans in the Leipzig stadium, scored the first point of the season. While Manchester City beat Bruges 4-1 in Etihad, PSG fell back to second place in the pool with eight points, while City took the top spot with nine points. PSG will travel to the city on November 24th and end the group stage on December 7th with a home game against Bruges. And in Group D, French international Karim Benzema scored twice when Real Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk and moved up to the top of the pool with nine points.

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It's still not clear what Mauricio Pochettino wants to do with his team

Paris Saint-Germain has improved in the last two seasons in the Champions League, but scored a 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig, but was not able to convince as a potential winner. While the old adage that the ability to win is ugly makes a great champion, it is now tempting to wonder what Mauricio Pochettino is actually doing (or can do) in the French capital. Within 15 seconds of kick-off, PSG cleared the line and that kind of last-minute defense lasted for much of the first twenty minutes. (Author: Gardener)

Paris Saint-Germain has improved in the last two seasons in the Champions League, but scored a 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig, but was not able to convince as a potential winner. While the old adage that the ability to win is ugly makes a great champion, it is now tempting to wonder what Mauricio Pochettino is actually doing (or can do) in the French capital. Within 15 seconds of kick-off, PSG cleared the line and that kind of last-minute defense lasted for much of the first twenty minutes. The guests could have scored two goals within eleven minutes, but Silva missed a penalty with a rather tame attempt. Despite a front from Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Angel Di Maria, it's midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to thank PSG. The former Liverpool player, who previously complained about his lack of playing time, finished a brilliant team move in the 21st minute before heading home in the second phase of a corner in the 39th minute. After that, this was a game with no momentum after the early siege of Leipzig. In the first half it was at times Leipzig that looked more like their famous Tottenham team and, frankly, PSG would have led from any coach who worked in the top flight of the game on Wednesday night. We are nearing the point where the claim that you saw Pochettino's dark early work will sound like that of the millions of people who “saw” the Beatles at The Cavern Club before they hit the big time. PSG's leadership doesn't look easy as even former boss Thomas Tuchel claims he feels more like a minister than a coach, such is the club's political nature. Almost a year after his appointment, does anyone know what Pochettino wants his team to be like? Arsenal loaner William Saliba helps Marseille exclude Kylian Mbappe and PSG: "The best game of my career" Mauricio Pochettino downplayed talk of the bankruptcy of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and said: "These things happen" PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino plays that Talk about the crack down with Lionel Messi after substitution

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Wijnaldum hits a double in the Champions League victory

PSG were denied victory with a last-minute penalty from Dominik Szoboszlai, which secured RB Leipzig for a draw. Christopher Nkunku scored the opening goal of the game. (Author: Gardener)

Two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum weren't enough for PSG to beat Leipzig. PSG were on course to take them to the top of Group A ahead of Manchester City until Presnel Kimpembe fouled Christopher Nkunku and missed a penalty. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had previously saved another Leipzig penalty, but this time substitute Dominik Szoboszlai's shot was just out of reach as Leipzig scored the season's first point. However, it was Leipzig that appeared offensively and took the lead in the eighth minute through former PSG striker Nkunku with a header after Andre Silva's cross. Leipzig's record of valiant defeats means Nkunku has scored five goals in the group stage this season, none of them in a victorious cause. Donnarumma prevented PSG from falling further back shortly afterwards as he parried Silva's penalty after the Portuguese striker was stopped by Danilo while pressing on goal. From then on, PSG began to impose themselves on the game and scored their first real chance in the 21st minute. A video review was required for Wijnaldum's second goal when he headed in after a corner from Marquinhos. Leipzig continued to prevail in the second half and eventually earned the penalty. Manchester City lead the group after beating Bruges 4-1 in Wednesday's other game. City will host PSG in the next round of games on November 24th.

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Champions League preview

PSG will try to consolidate the top spot in Champions League Group A when they face the winless RB Leipzig tonight. (Author: Gardener)

The SG will try to consolidate their top position in the Champions League Group A when they play against the winless RB Leipzig this evening. The group table only tells half the story, however, as Leipzig had impressed in the second leg against the Ligue 1 team, more than worth a 2-1 lead before Lionel Messi with the double in the second half gave PSG a 3-2 Brought in victory. With Manchester City in the same group it would be a huge challenge for the Germans to qualify for the round of 16 from here, but with a Europa League spot as an incentive for third place there is still a lot to do. Livestream: BT Sport subscribers can also follow the game online via the website or the BT Sport app. You can also follow the action on Standard Sport's LIVE blog.

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Jesse Marsch accuses referee, Neymar's AUTOGRAPH. to want

Marsch was furious about the decisions of the Swedish referee Ekberg and received a yellow card in the first half for loudly protesting several calls in the Red Bull Arena. (Author: Gardener)

RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch attacked referee Andreas Ekberg for leading the German team's draw against Paris Saint-Germain and accused the official of having Neymar's autograph. Dominik Szoboszlai's extra punishment gave the Germans in Group A part of the booty on Wednesday evening. However, Marsch was furious about the decisions of the Swedish referee Ekberg and received a yellow card in the first half for loudly protesting several calls at the Red Bull Arena. The American expressed his anger after the game, claiming Ekberg wanted an autograph from PSG star Neymar, which he believes is the referee's tendency to favor larger clubs. "I have the impression that the referees are choosing the big ones instead of the small ones," said Marsch at his press conference after the game via Goal. It seemed like the referee wanted Neymar's autograph! ' It was also revealed that ahead of his decisive shot on Wednesday, Neymar tried to get under Szoboszlai's skin by asking the Austrian about his confidence before taking on Gianluigi Donnarumma. "He asked me, 'Will you score?" Said Szoboszlai of the PSG star. Elsewhere, Mauricio Pochettino had to regret his side's slow start in Germany as the Argentine admitted that his team "do better" when it comes to possession. "It was our fault that we completely missed the start," said Pochettino after the final whistle. "We didn't start well and we controlled the game better in the second game." Statistics will show that we have to do better with possession and that we have to have more control against teams that can play like Leipzig in the transition phase.

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Lionel Messi names seven Champions League contenders

"We are one of the main candidates, but not the only one" (Author: Gardener)

Lionel Messi has named the seven Champions League contenders (Pictures: Getty) Lionel Messi insists Paris Saint-Germain is one of the main contenders to win the Champions League this season but says six other clubs - including Manchester United and defending champions Chelsea - 'candidates' are also strong. RB Leipzig equalized against PSG in stoppage time on Wednesday evening, but the French champions remain confident of making the knockout stage ahead of the last two group games against Manchester City and Club Brugge. Lionel Messi has named the seven Champions League contenders. Premier League champions Man City top Group A on nine points, while national rivals Liverpool booked their place in the next round and continued their unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea won the Champions League last season.The German champions Bayern Munich, who won the Champions League in 2020, are already through and Barcelona will try to get to them from Group E. Group F shapes us with Manchester United and Unai. by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Emerys Villarreal with seven points and Atalanta are still fighting for third place. European champions Chelsea are second in Group H and moved one step closer to the knockout stage with a 1-0 win against Malmö on Tuesday. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea won the Champions League last season (Image: Getty) Messi is desperate to win the Champions League with PSG, but insists that Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid also play in the Mix are to bring Europe's largest club competition on. The former Barcelona striker told beIN SPORTS: “I think it's my and the club's biggest goal. “They tried to win the Champions League and they were very close. I think it's their main goal. “We are one of the main candidates, but not the only one. “Everyone is talking about PSG because of the players, but other clubs have worked together for years and have signed good players too, like Man United, Man City, Bayern, Liverpool, Atletico and Chelsea. “There are many clubs that can win the Champions League, it's a very difficult competition and the best team doesn't always win. A brace from former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum seemed to lead PSG to victory over Leipzig, but the hosts fought their way back and took a point from Dominik Szoboszlai's penalty.

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Champions League result, current scores and goals today

RB Leipzig 2: 2 PSG LIVE! Wijnaldum scores twice - Champions League result, current score and goal updates today - (Author: Gardener)

Paris Saint-Germain was not challenged on Wednesday evening in the 2-2 draw in the Champions League at RB Leipzig. Paris Saint-Germain was not challenged on Wednesday evening in the 2-2 draw in the Champions League at RB Leipzig. Georginio Wijnaldum scored two goals in an eventful game at the Red Bull Arena, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino's side were rarely convincing despite the huge resource differences between the clubs. Georginio Wijnaldum scored two goals in an eventful game at the Red Bull Arena, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino's side were rarely convincing despite the huge resource differences between the clubs. Leipzig, which was eliminated from the competition with only one point from four games, had taken the lead in the eighth minute through Christopher Nkunku and missed the chance to double when Andre Silva's penalty was saved in the 12th minute. Leipzig, which was eliminated from the competition with only one point from four games, had taken the lead in the eighth minute through Christopher Nkunku and missed the chance to double when Andre Silva's penalty was saved in the 12th minute. Substitute Dominik Szoboszlai did better in the second half after stoppage time to save a point for the Germans. Substitute Dominik Szoboszlai did better in the second half after stoppage time to save a point for the Germans. Without the injured Lionel Messi, the French are in second place with eight points, one behind Manchester City. Without the injured Lionel Messi, the French are in second place with eight points, one behind Manchester City. 22:02, Jonathan Gorrie full-time: Unfortunately Leipzig left the comeback too late and the game ends in a draw. 21:46, Jonathan Gorrie 84:00 - Leipzig tries to break, but Kimpembe would do well to fend off Nkunku on the last line of defense before clearing his lines. PSG have been holding the ball well lately. 21:39, Jonathan Gorrie 79:00 - The more Leipzig pours forward, the more you feel that Mbappe and his company can hit them on the counter. 21:21, Jonathan Gorrie 59:00 - Leipzig feels its way back into it. They hold good positions behind PSG midfield and are probably having their best time since the early siege in the first half. 8:52 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie Leipzig gets angry that Silva missed a penalty while they dominated confidently. However, a Wijnaldum double from an otherwise inconspicuous PSG team leads them in the lead. 8:39 PM, Jonathan Gorrie 37:00 - As talented as he is, Nuno Mendes is being torn apart tonight. 20:19, Jonathan Gorrie 18:00 - Nkunku is back! The former PSG striker over-shoots after the breakthrough in the defense, the Germans are in control here. 8:10 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie 6:00 a.m. - Leipzig tries to rub PSG up a bit and knock them off the ball. At the moment it is playing into the hands of the opponent, with the away team winning fouls early on. 6:25 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie Spanish striker Dani Olmo returned to the Bundesliga as a substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend after an injury, but it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the start in Leipzig. PSG will have to do without Lionel Messi after the Argentine was pushed off the pitch halfway through Friday's league meeting against Lille, but Kylian Mbappe will return after missing this game with an ear infection in the summer. So Keep Up With Today's Action 6:15 PM, Jonathan Gorrie TV Channel: Tonight's game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN. 16:18, Jonathan Gorrie Welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of PSG's trip to RB Leipzig in the Champions League. A win here and PSG could as good as qualify despite a largely disappointing campaign so far. The kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. GMT in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

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Wijnaldum double not enough, as PSG falls flat again in the draw against RB Leipzig

Dutch next, but Pochettino's men held the tie in Germany (Author: Gardener)

Paris Saint-Germain scored 2-2 against RB Leipzig in Group A of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Gini Wijnaldum scored two goals at the Red Bull Arena in a rather chaotic affair that also saw Christopher Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai clash. It was a disastrous start for Mauricio Pochettino's side when the German hosts flew out of their traps and led through former Parisien Nkunku within 10 minutes before assistant supplier Andre Silva parried a Gianluigi Donnarumma penalty in the 12th minute. Wijnaldum turned that one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead with two goals in 18-minute play from Kylian Mbappe and then Marquinhos, who were looking the world as if they were after the 90-minute mark doing it would be enough to achieve victory. Then comes Presnel Kimpembe, who gave Leipzig a late penalty via VAR, which was turned into a late point by Szoboszlai and PSG's individual brilliance was again insufficient to convince in Europe and achieve a result. "It was our fault that we completely missed the start," said Pochettino after the final whistle. "We didn't start well and we controlled the game better in the second game. The statistics will show that we have to do better in possession and that we have to have more control against teams that can play like Leipzig in the transition phase. It was like the situation. " At the start of the group stage, when Club Brugge scored an unexpected point against the French giants, and Stade Rennais and Olympique de Marseille also benefited domestically from this lack of killer instinct after the half-time lead, PSG seemed to think they had done enough to close win until Neymar's pressing effort resulted in him stretching out a leg while tying his shoelace. Leipzig revealed the individuality of the guests and was rewarded with a well-deserved point after losing away for two weeks before he probably outplayed Pochettino's men too early for most of the game, "said Wijnaldum after the game. They deserved to draw But when we look at our chances, I think we deserve more. We were in control at times and created opportunities, but we didn't bury them. We have to control certain moments on the ball better and make sure that they are run more. " between a team that is in control and a team that hopes their individual talent matters. However, Pochettino and his players cannot afford to live and die on Verratti's fitness and availability the way other incarnations have, and must find a different way of playing than they did with a lot of talent in order to remain so one-dimensional . Group A is not over yet, but PSG were only minutes from an almost certain safe passage into the K in the remaining two games.

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Champions League result, current scores and goals today

RB Leipzig 2: 2 PSG LIVE! Wijnaldum scores twice - Champions League result, current score and goal updates today - (Author: Gardener)

Paris Saint-Germain was not challenged on Wednesday evening in the 2-2 draw in the Champions League at RB Leipzig. Paris Saint-Germain was not challenged on Wednesday evening in the 2-2 draw in the Champions League at RB Leipzig. Georginio Wijnaldum scored two goals in an eventful game at the Red Bull Arena, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino's side were rarely convincing despite the huge resource differences between the clubs. Georginio Wijnaldum scored two goals in an eventful game at the Red Bull Arena, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino's side were rarely convincing despite the huge resource differences between the clubs. Leipzig, which was eliminated from the competition with only one point from four games, had taken the lead in the eighth minute through Christopher Nkunku and missed the chance to double when Andre Silva's penalty was saved in the 12th minute. Leipzig, which was eliminated from the competition with only one point from four games, had taken the lead in the eighth minute through Christopher Nkunku and missed the chance to double when Andre Silva's penalty was saved in the 12th minute. Substitute Dominik Szoboszlai did better in the second half after stoppage time to save a point for the Germans. Substitute Dominik Szoboszlai did better in the second half after stoppage time to save a point for the Germans. Without the injured Lionel Messi, the French are in second place with eight points, one behind Manchester City. Without the injured Lionel Messi, the French are in second place with eight points, one behind Manchester City. 22:02, Jonathan Gorrie full-time: Unfortunately Leipzig left the comeback too late and the game ends in a draw. 21:46, Jonathan Gorrie 84:00 - Leipzig tries to break, but Kimpembe would do well to fend off Nkunku on the last line of defense before clearing his lines. PSG have been holding the ball well lately. 21:39, Jonathan Gorrie 79:00 - The more Leipzig pours forward, the more you feel that Mbappe and his company can hit them on the counter. 21:21, Jonathan Gorrie 59:00 - Leipzig feels its way back into it. They hold good positions behind PSG midfield and are probably having their best time since the early siege in the first half. 8:52 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie Leipzig gets angry that Silva missed a penalty while they dominated confidently. However, a Wijnaldum double from an otherwise inconspicuous PSG team leads them in the lead. 8:39 PM, Jonathan Gorrie 37:00 - As talented as he is, Nuno Mendes is being torn apart tonight. 20:19, Jonathan Gorrie 18:00 - Nkunku is back! The former PSG striker over-shoots after the breakthrough in the defense, the Germans are in control here. 8:10 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie 6:00 a.m. - Leipzig tries to rub PSG up a bit and knock them off the ball. At the moment it is playing into the hands of the opponent, with the away team winning fouls early on. 6:25 p.m., Jonathan Gorrie Spanish striker Dani Olmo returned to the Bundesliga as a substitute for Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend after an injury, but it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the start in Leipzig. PSG will have to do without Lionel Messi after the Argentine was pushed off the pitch halfway through Friday's league meeting against Lille, but Kylian Mbappe will return after missing this game with an ear infection in the summer. So Keep Up With Today's Action 6:15 PM, Jonathan Gorrie TV Channel: Tonight's game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN. 16:18, Jonathan Gorrie Welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of PSG's trip to RB Leipzig in the Champions League. A win here and PSG could as good as qualify despite a largely disappointing campaign so far. The kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. GMT in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

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Keown makes a U-turn in Arsenal's Champions League qualification chances

Finishing in the top four this season seemed like a long road for Arsenal given their eighth finish last year and the quality of their opponents at Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United (Author: Gardener)

Finishing in the top four this season seemed like a long road for Arsenal, given eighth place last year and the quality of opponents at Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United, and has made a dramatic U-turn in its forecast at the start of the season Season made. Reaching the Champions League spots this season seemed like a long road for the Gunners given their eighth place finish last year and the quality of their opponents in Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. And those odds looked even less when they were rooted at the bottom of the Premier League table after three opening defeats. But it was a dramatic turnaround for Mikel Arteta's men, who currently sit in sixth place, just three points behind reigning champions City in third after impressive wins against Leicester and Aston Villa. Keown gave his preseason verdict when he thought Arsenal would end up in the table, but couldn't see them making the top 4 - a stark contrast to his mood today. Ahead of their opening defeat to Brentford, he said: "They have Champions League winners Chelsea and Man City. I expect them to be really strong again and it's pretty difficult to get into the top four. There are a lot of teams in that The same position as they want is going to be tough. "Manchester United are looking good in preparation against Everton and it has been a few years since they won the Premier League, they will be there. Tottenham have a new coach and the Premier League is getting more and more difficult. "I think it's a little too much for Arsenal this year considering the competition and the teams around them." However, the former Arsenal defender has completely changed his mindset since that prediction and believes the top 4 are more than achievable for the Gunners as their win at King Power shows they are capable of doing the best Teams of the league to compete. He told Mirror Football: “I think the Leicester win was a statement win. That's all it is at the moment, just a team developing, but going in the right direction first three games of the season. It was about the manager identifying himself after the first international break, I can rely on these staff. You've made a number of changes since that City game, but it's paying off now. "The best team of the season is West Ham, who come in fourth. With Manchester United and Tottenham having a difficult run, that top four place comes in sight. I think it's about Arsenal building their reputation on everything else restored. Arsenal "haven't lost in nine games. You definitely have to go back to Europe. Fourth or fifth place is a really realistic goal for Arsenal this season. "Keown believes Arsenal's rapid rise in the table was due to Arteta striking the right balance in their squad. He believes the Spaniard is has found a back four he trusts, as well as the experience of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, which perfectly complements Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. He added: "It now feels like the team is starting to get in Gear to come. The coach has found the players he can trust, starting with the goalkeeper and the back four, who play really solidly. Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his goal with Nuno Tavares as Arsenal "beat Leicester" This group came together after this first international break. "Before Palace they tried to play with a sitter in midfield, but since then they've played Partey and Lokonga, who I really watch because he's a really mature player, so you have that balance of Smith Rowe and Saka, but also the experience and know-how with Lacazette and Aubameyang before them “I think the manager has a much better balance now.” Martin Keown is an ambassador for the McDonald’s Fun Football Program Martin Keown is an ambassador for the McDonald’s Fun Football Program at the Fun Football Hub McDonald’s Fun Football Ambassador Martin Keown said, "I'm a visual learner and I would have loved to have had this hub when I was young. The number of kids inspired to watch gamers like Saka wondering how to copy them at home can now access the hub and try out their new skills in their living room. "

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