RB Leipzig 2 Paris St Germain 1 – RB Leipzig overcome depleted PSG; Gueye and Kimpembe sent off Updated for 2023
Updated: 6 December
UEFA Champions' League Group E – RB Leipzig vs Paris St Germain – Wednesday, 4 December 2020 – Matchday 3 of 6 report
RB Leipzig 2 Paris St Germain 1 Match Report
In an eventful Group E clash at the Red Bull Arena that saw two Paris St Germain players being sent off in the second half, RB Leipzig came from behind to win 2-1 against the Parisienne visitors on Wednesday night.
PSG went ahead early in the 6th minute when Moise Kean threaded a pass through to Angel Di Maria for the Argentine to shoot past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi with the outside of his foot from close range.
Without the injured Neymar and Mbappe in the team, Kean and Maria led the visitors' attacks and had another chance coming their way within the first half hour.
Kean dribbled past Dayot Upamecano and set up Di Maria to finish. But Kean's pass hit Upamecano on the hand on its way to Di Maria and a penalty ensued.
The PSG winger was denied his second of the night as his tame drive was saved by Peter Gulacsi.
Di Maria was rampant as he was seen a little later running away from the halfway mark and putting the ball in but VAR ruled the goal out as the Argentine was caught offside.
But the tide turned in the 42nd minute when Christopher Nkunkun after some deft play with Angelin unleashed a crisp low shot from the edge of the area that beat PSG keeper all ends up.
Emil Forsberg missed a golden chance to put Leipzig ahead post the interval but he shot over the bar. The Leipzig winger didn't have to wait long for his goal.
Angelino's cross got inadvertently handled by PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe inside the area and a penalty awarded which Forsberg made no mistake in converting to make it 2-1 for the hosts in the 57th minute.
Things got worse for the Champions' League runners-up in the 69th minute of play as Idris Gueye picked up a second yellow for a tame challenge and was sent off.
PSG showed plenty of attacking flair in the opening half but ultimately lacked the steam that absentee forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe could have provided.
The absence of more key players like forward Mauro Icardi, midfielders Julian Draxler and Marco Verratti also told on the side's performance at the Red Bull Arena.
Leipzig moved to the second place of the Group E cluster and on level points with leaders Manchester United who came back empty-handed from Turkey after their 1-2 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.
PSG finished in an uncomfortable 3rd with 3 points, 4 behind United and Leipzig.
RB Leipzig starting XI
PSG starting XI
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