RB Leipzig Disappoints PSG

Total SportekNovember 6, 2021

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dominik Szoboszlai completed a penalty in extra time as RB Leipzig blocked Paris Saint-Germain without Lionel Messi for a 2-2 draw in the Champions League.

PSG came close to winning away from home when 2-1 ahead after 90 minutes in Leipzig when Georginio Wijnaldum blasted twice to erase Christopher Nkunku’s early goal for the hosts.

In extra time, Leipzig were awarded a penalty when PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe fouled Nkunku as the player tried to take a cross and substitute Szoboszlai made no mistake when kicking the penalty.

“We didn’t start well, but Leipzig are good and we need to get back in control of the game,” Wijnaldum told DAZN.

“We created chances in the second half but a lot of people also let go of the ball.

“We have to learn from him and control the game better, because we’re already 2-1 up front and should have taken that chance. There’s still a lot to improve.”

When Messi was ruled out due to injury, a draw left PSG losing their first place in Group A and one point behind Manchester City, who thrashed Club Brugge 4-1.