In the morning of 3-12, Neymar shone with a double goal to help PSG defeat Man United 3-1 in Old Trafford in the fifth game of the Group H Champions League 2020-2021.
This match, Host Man United just needs to draw to win the ticket, while PSG is forced to win to decide its own destiny. The defending runner-up couldn’t get any better off with a goal in the 6th minute.
Outside the box, star Kylian Mbappe fired a very powerful long shot that turned the ball on the defender of Man United, inadvertently turning into a Neymar clearing pass. In the face of goaltender David De Gea, Neymar cleverly finished the cross corner, opening the game.
At the minute 69, after the teammates failed a long shot, the ball hit Abdou Diallo (PSG). The Defender gives a pass to Captain Marquinhos, whom the Unified Man Defense has forgotten. Marquinhos’ possession was a little long, but the Brazilian middleman touched the ball and overcame De Gea’s charge, scoring 2-1 for PSG.
Only one minute after conceding the second goal, Man United was still at a deficit when Fred was disqualified. He got his second yellow card after a poor battle with former teammate Ander Herrera. Earlier, in the 38th minute following a collision with Leandro Paredes, Fred got a yellow card.
And in that contest, the home team conceded the third goal. From a rather fast counterattack, Mbappe congratulated Rafinha for his escape. Rafinha had a precise cross to end Neymar, fixing a 3-1 win for PSG.
Despite losing the match, Man United continued to lead Group H, led by PSG and Leipzig, seventh. Man United, PSG and Leipzig both have 9 points, but Man United is at the top due to a better head-to-head record.
In the last match, PSG just had to prevail over Istanbul Basaksehir to make sure it was going forward, regardless of the outcome of the Leipzig match against Man United. Meanwhile, Man United must have at least 1 point on German soil to reach round 16.