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Di Maria, Mbappe star as PSG stun Man Utd at Old Trafford

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Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe put up a fine performance for Paris Saint-Germain who stunned Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League.

The round of 16 clash, played at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, saw the French champions, who were without Neymar and Edinson Cavani, bag two away goals ahead of the reverse fixture in Paris.

After a goalless first half, Presnel Kimpembe put the visitors ahead with a fine finish from a Di Maria corner in the 53rd minute.

PSG doubled their lead in the hour mark when Kylian Mbappe sprinted inbetween defenders to meet a peach of a cross from Di Maria and slipped it under goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Red Devils finished the game with 10 players as Paul Pogba was shown a red card for a second yellow card in the 89th minute.

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The defeat is United’s first since interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over management from Jose Mourinho. They had gone 11 games unbeaten – 10 wins and a draw – in all competitions.

In the other round of 16 played also on Tuesday night, Italian side AS Roma won 2-1 against Portuguese champions Porto.

After the game, Kylian Mbappe said: “People have to stop selling fear and being afraid.

“Of course, Neymar is super-important and Cavani is fundamental, but football gets played on the pitch. We showed that tonight. Don’t be afraid: we’re good.”

The second leg of the tie will take place on the 5th of March.

 

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