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Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Newcastle: Last-gasp Mbappe penalty denied Magpies a famous win

Kylian Mbappe’s controversial penalty in the stoppage time rescued a valuable point for Paris Saint-Germain against Newcastle United.

Paris Saint-Germain secured a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the Champions League at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Alexander Isak put the Magpies ahead, but Kylian Mbappe equalized against Newcastle in the 98th minute.

Borussia Dortmund qualified for the Last 16 round with 10 points. Paris Saint-Germain is in second place in Group F with seven points. Newcastle sits in third place with five points. AC Milan are fourth on five points with an inferior goal difference.

Newcastle will face AC Milan at home on December 13. Paris Saint-Germain can qualify for the next round when they host PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain could score an early goal after Hakimi picked out a near-post run of Mbappe, but Pope blocked the Frenchman’s flick with his feet.

Newcastle scored in the 24th minute through Alexander Isak. The striker scored on the rebound after Donnarumma could only parry Almiron’s shot from just outside the area.

The home side came close to scoring in the 68th minute. However, but Pope kept out Barcola from close range after lovely work from Mbappe on the right.

Paris Saint-Germain players wanted a penalty when the ball hit Miley’s hand in the 74th minute, but VAR did not award them a spot kick.

PSG had a great chance to equalize in the 87th minute when Pope saved Mbappe’s strike. The ball falls in front of Mbappe on the rebound, but he sent the ball inches past the back stick.

In the last seconds of the match, PSG won a controversial penalty after Dembele’s cross hit Livramento on the chest and bounced onto his arm. After a lengthy VAR check, Mbappe stepped up and fired an excellent spot kick high above Pope’s dive in the 98th minute.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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