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The best of Real Madrid's 1,000 goals in the Champions League and European Cup

After Karim Benzema reached the 1,000th Real Madrid's European Cup goal, here are 10 of the best from the first club to hit that amazing milestone. (Author: Gardener)

Real Madrid's opening goal in the 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday was a special one - it was the 1,000. Goal that Real Madrid scored in Europe's top competition, more than any other club. The club's first goal in Europe was scored by legendary midfielder and future coach Miguel Munoz in 1955, before Alfredo Di Stefano, one of the greats of all time, reached 100th place four years later. It wasn't until 2000, when the competition had become the Champions League, that Guti scored the club's 500th goal at European level. The most recent major milestones, goals # 800 and # 900, both went to Cristiano Ronaldo before Karim Benzema hit the 1,000 on Wednesday. - Real Madrid ratings: Benzema, Vinicius 9/10 on historic night - Johnson: What every team needs to advance in the Champions League - ESPN + guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U. It surprises not that he won the competition a With a 13-time record, Madrid are the first club to achieve four-digit total goals. To mark the milestone, here is a selection of the 10 best goals in the European Cup and the Madrid Champions League in chronological order Order. There are many goals in Real Madrid's famous 7-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park, still the European Cup final with the highest scoring ever, but only two serious contenders, picking up the ball in the opposing half and three Eintracht -Beat players with a single touch, then move forward and land in the bottom corner. It was the fifth final of the competition that began in 1955, and Madrid had won all five next European Cup final six years later, a 2-1 win over Partizan Belgrade in Brussels, one could argue for one of Madrid's goals. Amancio Amaro's equalizer was exciting, running towards a through pass and passing the same defender twice before coolly sliding past the goalkeeper, but winger Fernando Serena winner was even better, controlling the ball 30 yards on his chest away from the gate. hop twice and then hit the net. It would be Madrid's last goal in the European Cup final in 32 years. That long, long wait is a big reason why Predrag Mijatovic's goal in Madrid's 1-0 win over Juventus in Amsterdam - which ultimately gave the club their seventh European Cup record - is remembered so fondly. Generations of Real Madrid fans had grown up without seeing their team take the trophy, including a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Liverpool in the 1980 final. Mijatovic's goal himself is remarkable regardless of the context. The Montenegrin striker showed predatory instinct to intercept Roberto Carlos's deflected shot, circling Juve goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi and slapping the ball past defender Paolo Montero on the line. Multiple camera angles have never conclusively proven whether an off-camera Juventus defender played him or not. Raul's second goal in that Champions League quarter-final second leg - a goal in the empty net in an entertaining 3-2 win - was nothing special, but what preceded it was absolute. The Norwegian defender's Fernando Redondo has got to be one of the most watched viral moments of skill in Champions League history. Let's also pay tribute to Raul - watch the replay and you'll see how much ground he had to catch up to get into a goal position. Let's face it, this is probably the first goal you think of when you heard the words "Real Madrid's best European goals". Because Zinedine Zidane's goal in the 2002 Champions League final in Glasgow is probably the biggest goal ever scored in a European final. The high cross from Roberto Carlos falls on Zidane, who waits what feels like an eternity before he steers the volley into the top corner for the first time. It gave Madrid their ninth European Cup, but that is almost irrelevant. Ronaldo received a standing ovation from the crowd at Old Trafford for his performance in that quarter-final second leg of the Champions League in April 2003. The result didn't go to Real on the night - they lost an epic 4-3 competition to David Beckham Tor scored twice off the bench for United - but it's Ronaldo's hat-trick that's most memorable. All three goals are brilliant in their own way. After a quick counterattack, Zidane, Guti and Ronaldo came together for the first time; a one-two between Zidane and Roberto Carlos gave the Brazilian his easiest finish for second place; the third goal is the one, an oblique shot from a distance that made goalkeeper Fabien Barthez claw into the air. It couldn't be more dramatic than an equalizer in the 93rd minute to deny your local rivals the very first Champions League trophy. Sergio Ramos's header in the 2014 Lisbon final prevented the most disastrous night in Real Madrid history and paved the way for Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo to end the task with their goals in overtime. What we should not forget is that Ramos' header is in itself a great goal that goes beyond Tiago to steer the ball deep into the corner, beyond the reach of the desperate Thibaut Courtois. Much like Raul's goal against Manchester United, this one won't be selected for goal - sorry Isco. It was also necessary as Madrid were under pressure at the Vicente Calderon after a seemingly impossible 3-0 lead in the semi-finals in the first leg was pushed back by two early Atletico goals. Benzema picked up the ball near the corner flag, surrounded by Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic - all excellent defenders - but somehow he conjured up a way to beat all three on the sideline. His retreat found Toni Kroos, whose shot was miraculously saved by Jan Oblak just for Isco to defend the rebound, and Madrid were on their way to the second straight final. Ronaldo was so touched by the applause he received from home fans after scoring his second goal in a 3-0 quarter-finals win that he cited it as one of his reasons for joining Juventus later that year to switch when he unexpectedly left the Bernabeu. The technique is flawless, and Ronaldo's quick movement to get into position before launching himself into the air also stands out. Gareth Bale was furious that coach Zinedine Zidane was banned from Real Madrid's starting XI for the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool. He let off all that frustration in a half-hour cameo where he scored twice to give Madrid a 3-1 win - and channeled it into that overhead thrust, arguably the second-best goal ever in a European Cup final after Zidane's masterpiece in Glasgow. The tech isn't quite as clean and clinical as Ronaldo's, it feels more instinctive and improvised, with even less time to react when he sees Marcelo's flank going behind him.

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Man United Late Show, Barcelona fight

We asked our writers to answer some big questions about UCL Matchday 4, the future of Man United, the round of 16 and the best young players. (Author: Gardener)

On matchday four of the Champions League group stage, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Ajax took the last 16 spots, while Manchester United conjured up another late show. There were close wins from Barcelona and Real Madrid, but Paris Saint-Germain slipped and Atletico Madrid and AC Milan continued to fight. We asked James Olley, Tom Hamilton, and Andrew Richardson to answer some big questions. Olley: The strange relationship Liverpool fans have with Luis Suarez. His 59th-minute substitution in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid was belatedly greeted with muffled applause, but the home crowd had long been enjoying himself when booing could be heard. Suarez has scored 82 goals in 133 appearances in three seasons for the club through 2014 but was followed by controversy for Manchester United in 2011. To be fair, Suarez scored a goal in the May 2019 Champions League semi-final first leg for May 2019 Barcelona v Liverpool and spent much of the second leg against Atletico kicking lumps out of Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool's players were notoriously wearing t-shirts in support of Suarez when an investigation into the Evra incident opened. On Wednesday night, a fan could be heard calling Suarez a racist behind the press box. Hamilton: Ajax defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1, making them the first Dutch team to win their first four group games and play with the same confidence that led them to the semi-finals in 2018/19. In addition, there was a brilliant recruitment of the club in red and white in the Westfalenstadion, with Sébastien Haller and Dusan Tadic each scoring a goal. Haller was unpopular at West Ham but was a revelation with seven goals in this season's group stage and Tadic, who was picked up by Southampton in 2018 for £ 12million, could claim to be Ajax's best player of the 21st century. Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag continues to grow as one of the best coaches in Europe, but this win was further proof of what can be achieved when the whole machine works in harmony. Sporting Lisbon was brilliantly seen in their no-compromise attacking approach in their 4-0 win over Besiktas, while Trent Alexander-Arnold was great for Liverpool in their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid. And if you want a performance of the round, you've come to the right place with Paulo Dybala's performance for Juventus in the 4-1 win over Zenit. Richardson: Atalanta center-forward Duvan Zapata has shown he can play at Champions League level against a Manchester United defensive team with one of England's best defenders (Harry Maguire) and a four-time competition winner (Raphael Varane). Zapata had moments in Serie A, but playing on the biggest stage against one of the biggest clubs in the game is special. He doesn't score many goals and is already 30, but the Colombian international keeps the defenders busy and makes room for others. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is completely overwhelmed, and while Cristiano Ronaldo saved the coaching job (as well as key points) for three consecutive Champions League games, it's completely unsustainable. United's squad has some real talent - a mix of seasoned superstars, exciting young players and others in their prime - but that talent is being wasted on a manager who really has no clue at this level. Olley: United will find a way to qualify for the knockout round, but they were very lucky to take four points from their two games against Atalanta. And so the Solskjaer cycle goes on: One game away from the catastrophe, withdrawn from the abyss through individual quality, but without any signs of working towards a common game plan that could make them less sensitive to form fluctuations. Hamilton: United looked more like an abstract group of world class players than a team against Atalanta, but that's symptomatic of the club's unrest and confusion. They have the players - apart from a midfielder who wins the ball - but neither the game plan nor the structure. They want to play offensive football at Old Trafford, which is built on the foundation of an excellent academy. So if owners have title-challenging ambitions, they must learn from what Ajax has mastered over so many years. Despite winning at Dynamo Kiev - thanks to the genius of Ansu Fati - they will have a hard time getting through Group E. As they travel to Bayern Munich on Matchday 6, Barca only have to score three points against Benfica next time, or the advantage lies with Jorge Jesus' team. Richardson: AC Milan. No matter how unprepared they come into a given season, the Rossoneri are a footballing institution and always expect them to deliver, so is their relationship to the competition they have won seven times. Scoring a group with Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Porto was daunting, but while they weren't a favorite to win the Champions League, Milan's recent triumphs came at unexpected times. In addition, they are Serie A front-runners so being eliminated at the group stage is a surprise and a disappointment. Olley: Andrew is right about AC Milan, but Atletico Madrid could also be in trouble. The problem they both have is that Liverpool have already secured first place in Group B and Jürgen Klopp is therefore very likely to change his line-up for the next home game to Porto, which won't be quite the daunting task that Postage would have been expected originally. Milan will also receive Liverpool in the final round of the games, so Atletico will be at a disadvantage should Klopp rest his stars again. Olley: I'm not sure if Ajax are considered an unloved team based on their pedigree, but there is a reason Erik ten Hag keeps resisting moving to the Premier League and it could well be the quality of the next generation, that comes through. Promising winger Antony could beat him to England despite reported interest from Manchester City and Liverpool. The 21-year-old Brazilian is lightning fast and plays with a boast that suggests a career at the highest level. He won't turn 20 until January, but a number of great Champions League performances have sparked reported interest from PSG, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, as well as international recognition with Germany. But the Austrian club, where Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamino storm the big stage, have more talent in their midst, with 21-year-old midfielders Nicolas Seiwald and Mohamed Camara who are worth seeing. Seiwald ranks second in most presses in the group stage with 117, while Camara is a good tackler and is the top 10 for ball recovery (57th). Richardson: Brahim Diaz won't make the knockout round of the Champions League with AC Milan this year, but will likely be a regular in the coming seasons. On loan from Real Madrid, he could become a mainstay in Los Blancos' roster if he continues to play at that level.

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PSG star Lionel Messi predicted Barcelona's exit to Neymar after losing the Champions League from Liverpool

In a recent WhatsApp leaked WhatsApp message to PSG's Neymar, Lionel Messi predicted he would leave Barcelona after the embarrassing loss to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals. (Author: Gardener)

In a recent WhatsApp leaked WhatsApp message to PSG's Neymar, Lionel Messi predicted he would leave Barcelona after the embarrassing loss to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals. When Liverpool made up for a 3-0 Champions League final against Barcelona, ​​no one could believe it. The Catalan side have yet to recover and losing their talisman, Lionel Messi, didn't help either. However, the infamous game at Anfield could have been the game that made Lionel Messi leave Barcelona. France Football said the loss to Liverpool led Lionel Messi to ask Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017, to return to the Spanish club. Messi then told Neymar that he will be leaving Barcelona in two years and that he will be the captain after that. "We can only win the Champions League together," wrote Messi. Despite reports claiming Messi wants to stay at Barcelona, ​​it seems like the Argentine made his decision years ago.

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Former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum faces PSG against Red Bull Leipzig

After a difficult start to life at PSG, former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum finally got his career off the ground at the French club with two goals against Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Author: Gardener)

After a difficult start to life at PSG, former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum finally got his career off the ground at the French club with two goals against Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday. Wijnaldum himself had also spoken about how difficult it was for him to compare the French with Liverpool FC, which he had left. However, Wednesday night's two goals will help the club's supporters warm to a player who has played an important role in Liverpool's successful side under Jurgen Klopp. Wijnaldum then scored two goals in 18 minutes to give PSG the lead, but in the second half of stoppage time they were pushed back by an equalizer from Dominik Szoboszlai. In the draw, PSG are in second place in the group with eight points just behind Manchester City and four points ahead of third-placed Club Brugge.

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Wijnaldum scored 2 goals when PSD drew in the Champions League in Leipzig

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) - Two goals by Georginio Wijnaldum were not enough to defeat Paris Saint-Germain when the German club saved a 2-2 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday with an injury time penalty. (Author: Gardener)

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) - Two goals by Georginio Wijnaldum were not enough to defeat Paris Saint-Germain when the German club saved a 2-2 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday with an injury time penalty. PSG were on course to lead 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 its first point of the season. PSG came without the injured Lionel Messi but with Kylian Mbappé, who was back from his illness despite Wijnaldum providing the goal. "I think we finished the first half well, in the second half we created chances, but also missed a lot of chances." However, it was the German team that played offensively and took the lead in the eighth minute through former PSG striker Nkunku with a header after André 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 started imposing themselves on the game, scoring with their first real chance in the 21. The last time Wijnaldum scored in a Champions League game was for Liverpool in March 2020. "With the goals it is of course a great relief, because you want to be important for the team and show the best of yourself," said Wijnaldum. I scored two goals, but also lost the ball in many moments and didn't win my one-on-one fights. ”Leipzig continued to prevail in the second half and finally earned the penalty. Manchester City lead the group after beating Bruges 4-1 in Wednesday's other game. City will receive PSG in the next round on November 24th.

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PSG competes for Kroos for Man City

Toni Kroos seems to be on his way from Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are circling. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest. (Author: Gardener)

The summer transfer window was unlike any other; Check out all the major deals and see how we rated the biggest signings. A new club has joined the race for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. El Nacional reports that Paris Saint-Germain wants to bring the 31-year-old to the Parc des Princes. Kroos' contract won't expire before 2023, but he is open to a move before the end of his career. His agent is reported to have asked for time to review offers from abroad, with the German international also attracting Manchester City's interest. Meanwhile, PSG believe Madrid president Florentino Perez would be ready to let Kroos go with the option of receiving a fee before starting the final year of his contract. Kroos joined Los Blancos in 2014 and has since played over 300 games, winning two La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies. - ESPN + guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U. 09.48 GMT: Tottenham Hotspurs sporting director Fabio Paratici says he hasn't discussed any transfer goals with new coach Antonio Conte. Conte was appointed to Nuno on Wednesday Espirito to replace Santo, who was sacked on Monday after Spurs' dire 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United: "We haven't talked about players yet, we have to focus on our team and then we'll see," Paratici told Die The team is competitive, we trust the players, we have very good players, so we're not talking about [new] players now, it's not the right time. "Conte was a candidate for the takeover in the summer, but it was reported that that he was unwilling to take over without certain assurances that he would be supported in the transfer market 08:52 GMT: Al-Sadd says that despite the interest of Barcelo, they have their manager Xavi Hernandez Well don't want to let go of the CEO of the Qatari club, Turki Al-Ali. A delegation from Barcelona h When Barca vice-president Rafa Yuste and football director Mateu Alemany flew to Doha after Tuesday's Champions League win against Dynamo Kiev to conclude an agreement for club star Xavi to close the Camp Nou, Barca flew - Vice-President Rafa Yuste to Doha announce Xavi as the successor to Ronald Koeman later this week. However, Al-Ali said in a social media statement on her official Twitter account: “We welcome the visit of the administrative delegation from Barcelona and appreciate and respect this to keep our coach Xavi with us, and we can help him at this sensitive time of the Season not let go. "Xavi said earlier Wednesday, after coaching his side in the 3-3 draw with Al-Duhail that a return to Barcelona would be" common sense "" Negotiations continue. "It's a matter of common sense and it has to happen in the end," said the former midfielder. I'm really looking forward to going home. The two clubs know my position and I hope there will be a solution soon. "08.00 GMT: Newcastle United is now considering the appointment of Eddie Howe, the BBC reports after Unai Emery confirmed that he had taken himself out of the race. to become the club's next manager, after Villarreal's 2-0 Champions League win over Young Boys on Tuesday, 50-year-old Emery confirmed that Newcastle had expressed interest in his appointment but had no official approach. "Villarreal is my home and I am totally committed," said former Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal coach Emery in a statement posted on social media on Wednesday for the sake of a great club, but more so for being here. So I informed [Villarreal owner] Fernando Roig of my decision to continue being part of this project because of the mutual commitment and respect I have received from my club and the players. "Despite the rumors yesterday in another country, there was transparency and loyalty within the club, with the Roig family and with my staff, that's total and the most important thing for me." Thing. Villarreal is my home and I am 100% committed. "- Barcelona would like to offer Nico Gonzalez a new contract, writes Nicolo Schira. Although his contract expires in 2024, the club would like to meet with the representatives of the 19-year-old midfielder in order to Gonzalez has played 10 games for Blaugrana so far this season after going through the club's youth system - Christopher Nkunku could join the Premier League after signing with football agent Pini Zahavi Le Parisien - Newcastle United and Chelsea are said to be interested in the 23-year-old midfielder who scored RB Leipzig's 2-2 Champions League draw with PSG on Wednesday - Andre Onana is close to reaching an agreement with Internazionale, Laut Nicolo Schira, the 25-year-old goalkeeper, has been associated with clubs across Europe since talks about a new one His deal with Ajax showed little progress and it looks like his next step in Serie A is for the Ne. will be razzurri on a free transfer. - Philippe Coutinho could be poised for a Premier League return with Barcelona poised to accept an offer from Newcastle United. According to Sport, which writes that the 29-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked to a loan move to St. James' Park. Coutinho has struggled to find a regular place in the Barca side since joining for € 160m in 2018 and is one of the players who have been looking to replace the Camp Nou hierarchy since the summer. - Corriere dello Sport says Roma boss Jose Mourinho is targeting two Premier League players, with Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tottenham's Harry Winks shortlisted. The Roma want to step up so as not to miss out on Champions League football and will try to target the duo in January. The 25-year-old Winks played under Mourinho while coaching Tottenham Hotspur, while Loftus-Cheek, also 25, has a rich streak that has strongly linked him to a return to the English squad.

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PSG vs. RB Leipzig odds, tips, watching, channel, live stream

European football model reveals the best Champions League bets for RB Leipzig vs. PSG on Paramount + (Author: Gardener)

MONACO - NOVEMBER 21: Timo Werner from RB Leipzig celebrates his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. PSG will be understaffed against RB Leipzig on Wednesday as Lionel Messi is out due to injury. The two sides faced each other on October 19, a 3-2 win for PSG, which are at the top of Group A of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League. RB Leipzig, which reached the UCL semi-finals in 2020, runs the risk of not passing the group stage as it is fourth in the overall standings. Stream the game on Paramount +. PSG starts at 4 p.m. ET from the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. RB Leipzig odds at Caesars Sportsbook. RB Leipzig is the + 185 underdog, while the over-under for the total number of goals is 3.5. Wednesday's game will be streamed live on Paramount + with the must-have Premium plan. Paramount + now has membership levels so you can watch the UEFA Champions League and more. The premium plan is $ 9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS livestream (including many sports like SEC on CBS, NFL on CBS, and the PGA Tour) with no ads, on-demand, and the ability to episodes download for offline playback. Both plans include a free week to start, so sign up here now. Before turning on the game on Wednesday, you need to see the choice between PSG and RB Leipzig from SportsLine's proprietary European soccer model. PSG the model predicts that PSG will win with odds of +135. There's a talent discrepancy between these two teams, with PSG clearly ahead. When these teams clashed in October, it relied on its stars as Messi met twice and Mbappe met once en route to the 3-2 win. Even without Messi, PSG still have Brazilian star Neymar and Angel Di Maria, who scored a goal and assist in Friday's game against PSG -21. PSG won three of them and beat Leipzig 8-4. Now that you know what to choose, get ready to watch the Champions League. Visit Paramount + now to see the UEFA Champions League, your local CBS live sporting events, some of the other top soccer games in the world, and more.

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RB Leipzig vs. PSG odds, expert tips and forecasts

Analysis of the odds and lines between RB Leipzig and PSG on Wednesday with tips and predictions for the Champions League. (Author: Gardener)

In Wednesday's UCL action, PSG (2 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw) will visit RB Leipzig (0-3-0). The game should start at 4 p.m. ET and takes place in the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. PSG odds and lines and place our best Champions League bets, tips and predictions. PSG will cross the German border on Wednesday afternoon and want to continue their dominance. PSG have won two UCL games in a row, defeating Man City 2-0 and RB Leipzig 3-2. F Kylian Mbappé and F Lionel Messi are both doubtful so PSG will likely turn to F Neymar as their only trio of seasoned attackers emerge. Leipzig will do without four players, but they have had some success in UCL as they struggled to stop their opponent's attack. Leipzig scored an average of two goals per game but gave up 11 in 3 games. Leipzig has scored 21 goals in 10 Bundesliga games and is currently 8th in the highest German league and last in Group A. Odds via Tipico Sportsbook; Access USA TODAY Sports betting odds for a complete list. PLAY: Our new free daily Pick'em Challenge and win! BET on PSG (+140) as they are getting a nice odds increase because they are on the go and two key players are also behind. Neymar and then players like M Angel di Maria and F Mauro Icardi should still be able to score goals. It's hard to quantify the impact of life without Messi and Mbappe, but Leipzig have been so bad defensively at UCL. Plus, PSG have beaten RB Leipzig and Man City in their last two games so they should be prepared to continue their hot streak. By far the best team in Ligue 1 action, expect PSG to stay ahead despite being outnumbered. It really is the only way to bet the money line. The offensive force will still be alive and Leipzig, despite being without a key player, still has M Emil Forsberg and M Christopher Nkunku who both have four Bundesliga goals. Downward-facing defenders and with attackers still present, RB Leipzig could force a goal-rich game. With that in mind, I expect both sides to be on the board, but I think betting on more than three goals is always risky, especially without Mbappe or Messi. If you're looking for more sports betting tips and tips, access all of our content on SportsbookWire.com and BetFTW. Please play responsibly. Follow @SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Gannett may earn income from Tipico for referring viewers to betting services. Tipico has no influence on this income and is in no way dependent on or connected to the newsrooms or reporting. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA).

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Leipzig frustrated PSG with the equalization at the last second

Dominik Szoboszlai converted a penalty in stoppage time when RB Leipzig drew 2-2 in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain, who had to do without the injured Lionel Messi, on Wednesday. (Author: Gardener)

Dominik Szoboszlai converted a penalty in stoppage time when RB Leipzig drew 2-2 in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain, who had to do without the injured Lionel Messi, on Wednesday. PSG were on their way to an away win and were 2-1 ahead in Leipzig for 90 minutes when Georginio Wijnaldum made two early goals from Christopher Nkunku for the hosts. In the last few seconds, Leipzig was awarded a penalty when PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe jumped from a cross on Nkunku and substitute Szoboszlai made no mistake with the penalty. "We didn't start well, but Leipzig made it and we had to get back into the game," Wijnaldum told DAZN. “We created chances in the second half, but also gave away a lot.” We have to learn from this and control the game better because we were 2-1 in the lead and should have used our chances. With Messi out, the draw cost PSG first place in Group A, leaving them one point behind new leaders Manchester City, who beat Club Bruges 4-1. Leipzig's weak hopes of reaching the round of 16 were dashed, as they are still the bottom of their group after three previous defeats despite the first point in Europe. "We should have won this game and it's a shame we didn't take our chances," said Leipzig's US coach Jesse Marsch, who was suspended in the first half due to an argument with the referee. "If we'd finished 2-0 it would have been very difficult for PSG," he added, referring to Andre Silva's weak penalty, which was saved shortly after Nkunku's opening goal. Barely 20 seconds passed when PSG captain Marquinhos had to clear the line when Silva moved behind the defense and forced Gianluigi Donnarumma to parry. The hosts kept the pressure up and took a deserved lead when Silva's cross was hit with a great header by Nkunku and scored his fifth Champions League goal in four games. Leipzig attacked again and was awarded a penalty, but the weak attempt by Silva, who had been fighting for his form since his move from Eintracht Frankfurt in Leipzig, was easily saved by Donnarumma after just under 11 minutes. Angel Di Maria initiated the break to equalize PSG, Neymar continued and Mbappe provided the cross that former Liverpool Wijnaldum shot into the net in the 21st minute. Wijnaldum doubled his record when he nodded Marquinhos' header over the line and the VAR allowed the goal to make it 2-1 at break despite suspicion of offside. Mbappe should have put the game out of Leipzig's reach when he shot forward and then shot straight at Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to lose two clear chances at the start of the second half. Donnarumma just had a glove on a cross heading for Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen, then Szoboszlai shot for the hosts when PSG were living dangerously. The game ended dramatically when Kimpembe jumped into Nkunku and Szoboszlai calmly took the penalty.

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PSG are competing with City for Kroos as Madrid want to make money

Toni Kroos, 31, seems to be on his way out of the Bernabeu, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Transfer Talk has the latest. (Author: Gardener)

Julien Laurens reacts to PSG's 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig and whether the club should worry in the future. Julien Laurens reacts to PSG's 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig and whether the club should worry in the future. A new club has joined the race for Toni Kroos. El Nacional report that Paris Saint-Germain are looking to bring the 31-year-old midfielder to the Parc des Princes. The Real Madrid star's current contract doesn't expire before 2023, but he is open to a move before the end of his career. It is reported that his agent has asked for time to look into the offers from overseas, with Kroos also attracting Manchester City's interest. Meanwhile, PSG believe Madrid President Florentino Perez would be open for sale, with the option of receiving a fee before the Germany international begins the final year of his contract. Kroos joined Los Blancos in 2014 and has since played over 300 games, winning two La Liga titles and three Champions League medals. - ESPN + guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U. - Christopher Nkunku could move to the Premier League after signing with football agent Pini Zahavi, according to Le Parisien. Newcastle United and Chelsea are rumored to be interested for the 23-year-old midfielder, who met in a 2-2 draw in the Champions League between RB Leipzig and PSG on Wednesday. - Barcelona would like to offer Nico Gonzalez a new contract, writes Nicolo Schira, although his current contract expires in 2024. "The club would like to meet with the 19-year-old midfielder's representatives to discuss a new long-term contract. Gonzalez has made 10 appearances for Blaugrana so far this season after going through the club's youth system. An agreement with Internazionale, so Nicolo Schira Series A for the Nerazzurri with free transfer - Philippe Coutinho could be prepared for a return to the Premier League where at Barcelona is ready to accept an offer from Newcastle United. According to Sport, which writes that the 29-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked to a loan move to St. James' Park. Coutinho has struggled to find a regular place in the Barca eleven since joining in 2018 and is one of the players who have been looking to replace the Camp Nou hierarchy since the summer. - Corriere dello Sport writes that Jose Mourinho is targeting two Premier League players, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Harry Winks shortlisted. The Roma want to step up so as not to miss out on Champions League football and will try to target the duo in January. The 25-year-old Winks played under Mourinho while coaching Tottenham Hotspur, while Loftus-Cheek, also 25, has a rich streak that has strongly linked him to a return to the English squad.

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