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PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

  • Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored in the reverse fixture that finished 2-0 at Old Trafford
  • No club has ever advanced in the knockout phase after losing at home by two or more goals in the first leg
  • Paris St-Germain have lost just one of their last 16 Champions League games at home
  • Kylian Mbappe has found the net in six of his seven Champions League appearances against British clubs

PSG vs MANCHESTER UNITED

PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Young, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Rashford, Lukaku

Elsewhere…

19:30: Nicolo Zaniolo emerged as the latest whizzkid on the European scene after his two goals gave Roma the edge over Porto in the first leg.

The 19-year-old, one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for Roma, opened the scoring when he controlled Edin Dzeko’s pass before drilling a low effort past Iker Casillas.

He added a second from six yards out after Dzeko’s shot came back off a post.

But Porto gave themselves a chance with an away goal from Adrian Lopez to make it all to play for at the Estadio do Dragao.

Porto XI: Casillas, Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Alex Telles, Otavio, Danilo, Herrera, Corona, Marega, Soares

Roma XI: Olsen, Juan Jesus, Manolas, Marcano, Karsdrop, Nzonzi, De Rossi, Kolarov, Zaniolo, Dzeko, Perotti

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Will PSG bottle it?

19:25: PSG showed enough at Old Trafford to worry United, although Solskjaer was quick to point to their soft underbelly in his pre-match press conference.

“I don’t want to call it strange, but last year Juventus lost 3-0 at home against Real Madrid and suddenly they were 3-0 up after 90 minutes against Madrid away,” the Norwegian boss said. “The year before that, PSG against Barcelona. We all remember those results.”

Many of the players remain from the PSG side that won their last-16 clash with Barca 4-0 at home, only to fall to a 6-1 loss in the second leg and bow out.

Barcelona’s side that night?

Ter Stegen, Mascherano, Pique, Umtiti, Busquets, Rafinha, Rakitic, Iniesta, Neymar, Messi, Suarez.

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Jason: If Solskjaer pulls this one off you can forget the United job, he’ll be in for the Real job instead.

Bezaleel: Tonight, Manchester United have to make a statement. Not just any statement but a statement of intent. This is the time for OGS to tell the boys how Manchester United bounced back at Nou Camp in 1999 to win the trophy. That will surely help the players.

Mark: If Herrera, Pogba, Martial, Matic and Lingard were available this would still be a mountainous task, but without them I fear the worse, just hope Ole can continue weaving his magic. Maybe.

Rio believes…

19:15: BT Sport’s coverage is underway with charismatic trio Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves… banter off the scale obviously.

Manchester United legend Ferdinand started the show with a passionate speech, claiming ‘anything is possible’ in football.

Michael Owen then said something… but I immediately zoned out. My apologies.

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: BT SPORT)

Team news – PSG

19:12: Thomas Tuchel sticks with the same PSG starting line-up that won 2-0 at Old Trafford in February, although Edinson Cavani has returned to the bench after injury.

And yes, Premier League legend Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is on the bench…

Team news – Manchester United

19:08: Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford lead the line for injury-hit Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turns to a 3-5-2 formation against PSG.

With Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera among 10 absentees for the Champions League last-16 clash, Solskjaer has seemingly selected a three-man backline flanked by wing-backs Ashley Young and Luke Shaw.

Mason Greenwood, James Garner, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes are named on a callow United bench for the second leg in the French capital.

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Shaw to pour… forward

19:05: That terrible headline relates to Luke Shaw, who will adopt a different role this evening.

Jason Burt of the Telegraph believes Shaw will be deployed in a more advanced position, perhaps as a winger or in midfield.

Somewhere in the world Jose Mourinho is laughing like a Bond villain…

Will a new star emerge?

19:00: I mentioned that Manchester United didn’t have a lot of experience on the bench – but could that see a new hero emerge?

Three years on from relative unknown Marcus Rashford bursting onto the scene in a European match, the likes of Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and James Garner are among those hoping to make their mark.

All three have made their debuts, unlike fellow talented teenagers Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams. The latter was as surprised as anyone with his inclusion in the 20-man squad and much is expected of 17-year-old Greenwood.

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

The starting XI…

18:55: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names the strongest possible XI… but that bench looks worrying. 

Garner, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood… Not a lot of experience to change things.

PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe.

Subs: Areola, Paredes, Cavani, Meunier, Choupo-Moting, Kurzawa, Dagba.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Young, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Dalot, Rojo, Garner, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Adam: They say you should follow your dreams. So tonight I’m sticking £5 on a 3-1 Manchester United win tonight. Woke up this morning after a vivid dream that Romelu Lukaku (2) and Marcus Rashford (1) got the goals.

Said: For me I’ll be happy if we can put up a good fight and stay in the game! Marco Verratti against Scott McTominay… naaa it’s not happening! Stay in the game for first 30 minutes then maybe just maybe!

Abu-Bark: All out attack, leave with no regrets. Let’s do this United!

Are you sure that was a dream and you weren’t watching a Betfair advert whilst in bed, Adam?

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

All aboard the hype train

18:45: Manchester United’s social media team have put together an inspirational video for tonight’s clash.

It’s quite a new phenomenon for Premier League clubs to do this in Europe these days. It’s a shame we don’t have these for mid-table Premier League games.

Who wouldn’t want to see a montage of Watford vs West Ham put to Titanic music? Anyway, the video is below if you fancy ‘getting all the feels’ as one Twitter user described it…

United down to the bare bones

18:40: If United’s challenge was not hard enough in the French capital, they arrive without 10 players.

Paul Pogba’s red card at the end of the first leg compounded the loss and ruled him out of the Parc des Princes clash, which fellow midfielders Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata will also miss.

The absence of Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian diminishes Solskjaer’s defensive options, while in attack Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez are out through injury.

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates

PSG vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Can United make history?

18:35: Sorry, don’t quite know what happened with that introduction below. I think I got a bit carried away.

Good to know that Screenwriting degree has been put to good use though…

Believe it or not, the 2-0 first leg defeat to PSG was United’s heaviest ever home loss in European competition.

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe did the damage at Old Trafford last month and leave things looking bleak for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

UEFA research shows that of the 106 teams that have previously secured a 2-0 first-leg away win in European Cup history, all 106 have made it through.

Furthermore, United have never come back from a first-leg home defeat to win the tie in UEFA competition.

Evening…

18:30: Before we get started, I’ll need you to imagine the Mission Impossible theme playing quietly in the background.

I would have embedded the song but I’m worried Tom Cruise will knock on my door and demand payment…

Manchester United have an absolute mountain to climb and will need to rewrite the history books to progress to the quarter-finals.

“Dum da-da-dum da….”

All 106 teams that have previously secured a 2-0 first leg away win in the European Cup have made it through.

History isn’t the only thing in PSG’s favour – Ole Gunner Solskjaer is also without 10 first-team players for the trip to the Parc des Princes.

“Dum dum!”

Manchester United’s mission, should they choose to accept it, is to take a depleted squad to Paris to overturn a two-goal deficit against one of the best sides in Europe.

Warning: This message will self destruct in 5 seconds…

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Paris St-Germain vs Manchester United: Champions League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

PSG vs MANCHESTER UNITED

Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba are among Manchester United’s 10 first-team absentees as they take on Paris St Germain in the Champions League.

Sanchez faces up to six weeks out with a knee injury sustained against Southampton at the weekend, while France midfielder Pogba will be unavailable for the last-16 clash after being sent off late in last month’s first-leg loss. Anthony Martial remains sidelined with a groin injury, while Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera also remain absent.

Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are also unavailable. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought a number of young talents to France, with 18-year-old defender Brandon Williams joining up with the senior squad for the first time.

Manchester United provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Williams, Young, Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Pereira, Chong, Greenwood, Lukaku, Rashford.



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