French giants PSG kicked off their 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League season with a 2-1 win against Italian Serie A outfit Juventus at the Parc des Princes in a Matchday One encounter on Wednesday night.
Parc des Princes was the venue of the biggest clash on Tuesday and it did not disappoint as Kylian Mbappe struck a brace in the first half to seal the victory. American international Weston McKennie who came on as a substitute in the second half bagged a consolation for the Old Lady, whose inconsistent displays continue.
Elsewhere at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Manchester City opened their UCL campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory over shambolic Sevilla. Erling Haaland scored a brace while Phil Foden and Ruben Dias also found the back of the net as Pep Guardiola’s side picked up three points on the night in Seville.
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FULL-TIME AT THE ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: Sevilla 0-4 Manchester City
FULL-TIME AT THE PARC DES PRINCES: PSG 2-1 Juventus
90+2′ MIN: Ruben Dias taps home Joao Cancelo’s cross for his first ever Champions League goal!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Sevilla 0-4 Manchester City (R. Dias)
67′ MIN: Foden’s drive from the edge of the box is saved, but Bono can only parry it to the feet of Haaland who taps home.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Sevilla 0-3 Manchester City (E. Haaland)
58′ MIN: Foden dribbles in from the right, works a yard of space and finds the bottom corner with his shot!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Sevilla 0-2 Manchester City (P. Foden)
53′ MIN: Weston McKennie leaps to meet a beautiful cross and steers a header beyond the goalkeeper and into the middle of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! PSG 2-1 Juventus (W. McKennie)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: Sevilla 0-1 Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE PARC DES PRINCES: PSG 2-0 Juventus
HALF-TIME AT THE ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: Sevilla 0-1 Manchester City
HALF-TIME AT THE PARC DES PRINCES: PSG 2-0 Juventus
22′ MIN: What a hit! Kylian Mbappe shows good composure inside the box to fire a first-time shot inside the left post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! PSG 2-0 Juventus (K. Mbappe)
20′ MIN: De Bruyne whips the ball across goal for Haaland to tap home at the back post! A goal in his first Champions League appearance for City.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Sevilla 0-1 Manchester City (E. Haaland)
5′ MIN: Neymar sends a precise lofted cross into the box and Kylian Mbappe latches on to it and finishes with a quick shot inside the right post. The goalkeeper had no chance.
GOOOAAALLL!!! PSG 1-0 Juventus (K. Mbappe)
KICK-OFF AT THE ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN: Sevilla 0-0 Manchester City
KICK-OFF AT THE PARC DES PRINCES: PSG 0-0 Juventus
Pep Guardiola has handed a debut appearance to new recruit from Borussia Dortmund Manuel Akanji, while Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva are all in the XI.
The Spanish side have experienced legs in the mould of Isco, Ivan Rakitic and Jesus Navas in the Starting line-up.
The Old Lady have paired Dusan Vlahovic and new signing Arkadiuz Milik in attack, while Leandro Paredes and Adrien Rabiot are set to take on their former club.
Les Parisiens have fielded their best legs in Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, while Marguinhos, Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi are in as well. Vitinha starts too, after overcoming a knock and fitness issues.