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Buffon still not over PSG’s elimination against Man Utd in 2019

Gianluigi Buffon has acknowledged that he is still not over Paris Saint-Germain’s elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League by Manchester United in 2019.

In the 2018-2019 the Champions League, PSG lost to Manchester United in the second leg of their tie at Parc des Princes after leading 2-0 on aggregate.

The Red Devils secured a 3-1 win with a late Marcus Rashford penalty, which resulted in their qualification for the quarter-finals on away goals.

During his long career, Buffon could not win the Champions League.

“We threw it away. They played in Paris with children,” Buffon said.

“There was [David] De Gea, [Romelu] Lukaku and Rashford but the others were young.

“We made a mess, mentally. Probably the biggest regret of my career. We were very strong, a mega team.”

The Italian added: “The football leveI I saw at PSG will never be seen again in my life.

We felt like we were playing in the Champions League and that we were going to win it this year because we are stronger than others. We messed it up.”

Buffon spent a year in Paris, where he played 17 league games and won Ligue 1.

Meanwhile, the Manchester United team that defeated PSG in the Champions League round of 16 lost to Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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