Real Madrid – PSG: despite Benzema, Paris gets 'happy' draw in Madrid

It took a misunderstanding between Raphael Varane and Thibaut Courtois for Paris to hope. Less than a minute after Karim Benzema thought he had knocked out PSG, by scoring his second goal of the night, Kylian Mbappé took advantage of the offering, and restarted Paris. In less than three minutes, PSG, badly embarked the whole party, reversed the trend, and won a lucky draw (2-2), which ensures the first place in the group.

Happy, because until this 81st minute, Paris has struggled to unravel the canvas woven by Zinedine Zidane. Pressing his opponent at all times, Real Madrid has logically opened the mark, by his French scorer, fox well placed on a second ball (17th). And the teammates of the French international have missed several times to escape. But if Paris lacked realism in attack, and binding, Mbappé trio – Icardi – Di Maria struggling to be, their doorman saved them from many perilous situations.

Former White House veteran Keylor Navas made his comeback to Bernabeu, scoring ten saves, more than any other PSG goalkeeper in the history of the Champions League (since 2003), and facing 27 shots. And if he gave up his invincibility in the Champions League this season against Benzema, bowing twice (79th for the second), the Costa Rican allowed Paris to hope

At the end of the first period, the Parisians, unable to shine otherwise than in rare cases, thought to see the chance turn on their side. Well launched by Di Maria, Icardi took the depth, left his defenders in places, and forced the Madrid goalkeeper to mow in the area. Penalty, and red card, according to the referee, who bailed out with the VAR, returning to a fault upstream of Idrissa Gueye. A rather rare situation, on which the PSG will not epilogate, because of the result of the match.

Mistreated, unbalanced, especially after the entry in the running of Neymar, after the break, the Parisians have suffered the lightning of the Real, but finally manage. "A happy point" said Thomas Tuchel on RMC Sports 1, confessing that his team "did not play well". But a point that is happy, because Paris is sure to finish the group stage in mind. For the rest, the yard is still big in Paris.

Thank you all for having followed this meeting with us. We meet again tomorrow at 7 pm for the meeting between Lyon and Zenit Saint-Petersburg live. Great night.


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