'Messi problem nhi tha'- Fans react as Newcastle United cruise past Paris Saint-Germain in UCL

Newcastle United started the match brilliantly and they paid off their good game as they took the lead in the 17th minute.

Rohit Kumar
Oct 05, 2023 06:21 IST
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Newcastle cruise past PSG

Newcastle cruise past PSG (Source- Twitter)

The UEFA Champions League (UCL) match week 2 of the group stages is currently underway. With all the best European teams competing against each other to win the most prestigious trophy of club football. In the Group F match which is also called the group of death for this season's UCL. Newcastle United who are making a comeback in the top-tier league after 20 years faced the defending French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Wednesday at St. James Park.

The 'Magpies' having drawn the first match at San Siro against Milan. The Premier League giants came into this match as underdogs. Newcastle started the match brilliantly and they paid off their good game as they took the lead in the 17th minute with Miguel Almiron scoring the first goal for Newcastle in this season's UCL.

PSG were dreadful in their defense as they conceded the second one in under 20 minutes with Dan Burn securing a two-goal lead before half-time. PSG had no answer for the relentless hosts, five minutes into the second half Sean Longstaff drilled a third under the arm of PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to add more misery for the French champions. Fabian Schar scored the fourth goal and sealed the deal for them. Lucas Hernandez scored the only back for PSG.

I’m very proud. It is like a dream: Dan Burn

Burn after the match said, "It has not sunk in. I was released by Fulham at 25 years old. To be able to come back and play Champions League football, I’m very proud. It is like a dream. I am waiting for someone to wake us up. I am waiting for the bubble to pop."

Midfielder Longstaff was proud that he and Burn, two players who came through Newcastle’s academy, got on the score sheet. He said, It’s some night,” he said. “I think we knew it was going to be special with the atmosphere but for me and ‘Burny’ to score on a night like tonight is pretty surreal."

Here's how fans reacted: