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Mbappé doubles as PSG beats Juventus in Champions League opener

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This Tuesday, the Paris Saint Germain kicked off the Champions League dispute. Galtier’s team faced Juventus in the Parc des Princes for the first round of the competition’s group stage. With two from Mbappé, the Paris team won 2-1.

With this result, PSG is in the lead of group H with three points added. For the second round of the Champios League, the teams return to the field next Wednesday. The Paris team duels with Maccabi Haifa, away from home, at 16:00 (Brasília time). Meanwhile, Juventus face Benfica, at the same time, at Allianz Stadium.

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The match between PSG vs Juventus

Right at the beginning of the game, the duo Neymar and Mbappé showed that they were not going to make it easy for their opponents. At five minutes, the Frenchman played for shirt 10 and received it back, with a cavadinha. Without dropping the ball, shirt 7 sent it to the back of the goal.

Juve responded in the 18th minute and saw Donnarumma perform a miracle. Cuadrado crossed in the area and found Milik, who headed for a great save by the Italian goalkeeper. In the sequence, PSG did not waste another chance and extended the score to 22. Hakimi received in the area and played in the middle for Mbappé to score one more.

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On the way back to the second half, Neymar almost scored the third, but shirt number 10’s kick came out weak and Perin made a calm defense. Shortly after, Mbappé received on the right, he had the chance to play for Nrymar, but he preferred to finish and lost the opportunity to widen.

Juve, without giving up, arrived well in bid after a corner kick and decreased. Kostic crossed in the area and McKennie headed in to score. Without letting himself be intimidated by the goal, in the 18th minute, Messi received from Neymar and gave a good pass to Mbappé, who finished wide. In the final stretch, Locatelli still tried to equalize, but stopped in the defense. Already close to the additions, Neymar narrowly missed his. The Brazilian saw Perin avoid the goal.

Benfica x Maccabi Haifa

At Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, Benfica also won the Champions League debut. The Portuguese team beat Maccabi Haifa 2-0.

The Portuguese managed to open the scoring only in the second half. At five minutes, Grimaldo crossed in the area and found Rafa Silva, who sent it to the net. In the heat, four minutes later, Grimaldo left his and scored Benfica’s second in the game.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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