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:
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wow what a great game pic.twitter.com/s3mVBeDArV— Onelo (@quator_m) October 4, 2023
WE ARE THE DANGER ⚫⚪⚫⚪— JAKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) October 4, 2023
Cook those farmers— 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@BallinKy_) October 4, 2023
I love seeing Newcastle fans happy It’s my daily medicine, my weekly energy, my monthly inspiration and my yearly motivation. Their win is the only reason i’m still alive, I was born to love and enjoy the success that they have achieved.— LATEEFCFC (@LATEEF_CFC) October 4, 2023
In Newcastle we trust 🎉— Duke of Bourdillon (@DukeofBourdilon) October 4, 2023
Unforgettable night for the team and the fans! Congratulations!— forexus.eth🔺 (@0x_forexus) October 4, 2023
Thanks for making English football proud— ıɯǝqɓɐɹnp∀𓃵 ❼ (@IndomitableJosh) October 4, 2023