PSG 1 Man United 3: Red Devils Stun Their Host In Classic Come Back Win

PSG 1 Man United 3: Red Devils Stun Their Host In Classic Come Back Win

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Manchester United defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at the Parc de Princes in the return leg of their Champions League tie to unexpectedly take their place in the last 8 of the competition.

Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net twice in the first half before Rashford dispatched a late penalty to help the Red Devils progress on away goal rules.

Juan Bernat scored for the French side in the first half but it proved not to be enough as the Parisians were knocked out once again in the round 16 of the Champions League.

It took in-form United striker, Romelu Lukaku only two minutes to get on the scoresheet as he pounced on a terrible Thilo Kehrer back pass before rounding Gianluigi Buffon to slide home.

The Ligue 1 champions responded swiftly with barrages of attacks at the United goal and was rewarded for their efforts when Juan Bernat sneaked past Eric Bailly to tab in Kylian Mbappe's low cross.

At this point, the only way United could progress was to score twice and keep things tight at the back and that was what they did.

Lukaku gave the Reds the lead against the run of play on the half hour mark when he feasted on another PSG blunder to score from close range, this time, the culprit was the legendary shot-stopper, Buffon.

The Italian fumbled a Marcus Rashford shot and the Belgian poacher was right on hand to punish him.

United took the lead into the break even though PSG controlled the rest of the half.

Knowing how vital the next goal in the game was, Solskjaer's men returned to the second half more determined not to let break them while they waited for a chance to strike.

And that opportunity would present itself in the final moments of the game when the referee pointed to the spot after VAR review of Diogo Dalot's strike that came off the hands of Presnel Kipembe.

In the absence of regular spot-kick taker, Pogba, academy graduate Marcus Rashford stepped up and fired into the top right corner of Buffon's goal to send United fans into a frenzy.

United defended their lead through the extended additional minutes as PSG pushed for a late goal.

But after 90+10' minutes, the referee signalled the end of proceeding to the relief of the United bench and fan base.

The win for the Manchester side made them the first side in the history of the competition to go through after losing the first leg of a knockout match at home by two or more goals(34 previous cases).

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