Man United 1:PSG 0
Manchester United get their Champions league campaign is ongoing at the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain.
A relaxed looking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stands in the Parisian drizzle says, “Of course it’s great to be back in the Champions League, especially against one of the best teams in Europe. They’ve got some of the best players in the world. This is what our players dream about, it’s what they’ve been working for, and now we’re here. It’s a good chance to get some points in the first game. Every game is a chance to show what you are about, and this is a test of character. We have put a team together that we feel is the best we can start with. We’ve had a few injuries. We need to do everything right, we can’t have a moment when we blink, we must have concentration from the first to last minute. They are quick in transition, but that is also one of our strengths.”
In the 4th minute after the whistle went off, PSG put their first flowing move together, started by a neat spin into space by Di Maria in the middle of the park. Neymar tried to slide Kurzawa away down the left, but the hosts have to settle for a corner.
Later in the 12th minute, PSG forced the first two serious saves of the evening in double-quick time. Neymar drove down the left and switched to Di Maria on the right. Di Maria dropped a shoulder to cut inside and curled powerfully from the right of the D. De Gea turned it round for a corner. One corner led to another, and Mbappe swung in from the left. Kurzawa sticks out a leg, six yards out, and power-pokes straight at De Gea. How on earth did he fail to score? But fine goalkeeping.
In the 20th minute, After some discussion, Fernandes stepped up to take the penalty. He performed his little skip and jump, but telegraphs it. He sends it softly towards the bottom right, and it’s an easy save for Navas. A poor spot kick.
PSG are visibly deflated already. Martial works hard down the right and wins a corner. Telles whips it in, and very nearly finds the head of McTominay, ten yards out. The hosts manage to bundle the ball away from danger.