Highlights: PSG 1-3 Man Utd

By on 6th March 2019

Manchester United produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to reach the quarter-finals of this season’s competition at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain.

Marcus Rashford showed no nerves in emphatically tucking away a penalty deep into stoppage time to produce an incredible comeback – 3-1 on the night at the Parc des Princes, meaning the English Premier League side progress to the last eight on goal difference.

This was the first time in Champions League and European Cup history that a team had overcome a 0-2 or greater home first leg defeat to progress in the time, at the 107th time of asking.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United made the perfect start when Romelu Lukaku’s opportunist strike found the back of the net after only two minutes when he latched onto Thilo Kehrer’s blind backpass before finding the net.

However, PSG equalised on the night to move 3-1 ahead on aggregate when Kylian Mbappe picked out an unmarked Juan Bernat, who slotted home at the back post.

The runaway French Ligue 1 leaders had a succession of chances after, with makeshift right-back Eric Bailly enduring a torrid time in his 35 minutes on the pitch, before he was replaced by Diogo Dalot.

PSG failed to add another goal and were punished when goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon spilled Rashford’s long-range effort for Lukaku to convert into United’s second.

The game appeared to be petering out to its conclusion before Dalot’s speculative long-range strike hit the arm of the unfortunate Presnel Kimpembe, and after a long delay while the referee consulted VAR, Rashford’s penalty sealed a remarkable win.

Watch the highlights from PSG 1-3 Manchester United here:

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