PSG suffer defeat to Leipzig in the absence of Neymar and Mbappe

Emil Forsberg scored the winning penalty as RB Leipzig beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in Champions League Group H.
RB Leizpig x PSG - UCL 20 - 04/11
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RB Leipzig gained a measure of revenge for their 2019-20 Champions League semi-final loss to Paris Saint-Germain, coming from behind to claim a potentially crucial 2-1 win in Group H. 

In the absence of Neymar and Mbappe, PSG started brightly at Red Bull Arena and took an early lead through Angel Di Maria. 

However, the game turned on a tale of two penalties, with Di Maria failing to make it 2-0 from 12 yards before former PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku levelled in the 41st minute. 

Leipzig were then given a chance to complete the turnaround from the penalty spot and it was one Forsberg  did not waste, sealing a victory that moves them level on points with group leaders Manchester United and three points clear of PSG, who finished the game with nine men after Idrissa Gueye and Presnel Kimpembe were sent off. 

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said after the game “No, I don’t feel in danger. We played a team that was leading the Bundesliga a week ago, which is very strong, which plays a good game, and we could have led 2-0. 

“It’s the life of a coach in Paris, I have the impression that the press, the environment is very critical, but that does not change my work with the team, nor with my staff. 

“It’s the life of a trainer in Paris, it’s never enough, I don’t have any problem. 

“We will try again and if we win at the Parc des Princes the situation will be totally reversed.” 

PSG will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Rennes at the weekend. 

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