Few thought Paris Saint-Germain were capable of the kind of performance they displayed on Wednesday night. With their UEFA Champions League aspirations on the line, the reigning French champions welcomed Liverpool FC to the Parc des Princes and for the first time in a long time, they came out on top after 90 minutes in a must-win match.
The 2-1 victory all but ensures PSG will advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League. They must take care of business away at Red Star Belgrade—who have been tough at their home ground—but a result there will likely see them through. Perhaps more importantly though, the win gives PSG players the confidence they need moving forward. We all know they can score goals but the defensive prowess they displayed throughout must be the aspect of their game that carries on with them throughout the tournament.
Manager Thomas Tuchel pulled all the right strings and his squad showed the kind of grit and tenacity needed to win in Europe. From Juan Bernat and Neymar Jr.’s goal to Angel Di Maria’s ill-advised challenge on Sadio Mané, here are the best photos from PSG’s thrilling win over Liverpool: