Digimagaz.com – Newcastle entered the first half with confidence, relentlessly bombarding the Milan goal with dangerous shots, most notably in the 17th minute. Alexander Isak’s initial shot was powerful but denied by Gianluigi Donnarumma. However, the rebound fell to Almiron, who calmly slotted the ball into the corner of the net.
It was from a scramble that Newcastle’s second goal was born. Kieran Trippier’s free-kick forced Donnarumma into action to secure the goal. Still, the ball rebounded quickly to Bruno Guimaraes. His powerful strike found its way to the far side, where Burn pounced to put it into the net. VAR briefly checked for offside and handball during the goal-scoring process, but the decision was in favor of Newcastle, and they led 2-0 in the 39th minute.
Second Half Surge
Trippier continued to make an impact in the second half. His lightning-quick run down the right wing went unchallenged by any PSG player, allowing him to deliver a precise cross to Longstaff. Longstaff, unmarked and in an open position, clinically converted the opportunity in the 50th minute, extending Newcastle’s lead to 3-0.
PSG rekindled hope in the 56th minute. Starting with Ousmane Dembele’s pass to Warren Zaire-Emery, the ball was then passed to Hernandez. With quick reflexes, Hernandez met the headed pass with his own head, finally breaking through Newcastle’s defense.
In the 90+1st minute, a beautiful goal came from a player renowned for his long-range shooting ability: Schar! The center-back initially exchanged a simple one-two with Jacob Murphy. Schar then confidently fired a powerful shot aiming for the top corner of PSG’s goal, and it found its mark. Donnarumma had no chance to stop it.
Newcastle United (4-3-3) – Manager: Eddie Howe
Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn; Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff; Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon.
Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3) – Manager: Luis Enrique
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Milan Skriniar, Marquinhos, Lucas Hernandez; Ousmane Dembele, Manuel Ugarte, Warren Zaire-Emery; Randal Kolo Muani, Goncalo Ramos, Kylian Mbappe.
This impressive victory propelled Newcastle United to the top of Group F with four points, while Paris Saint-Germain sits just below them with three points. The triumph was a significant statement from Newcastle, announcing their intent to compete at the highest level of European football.
Newcastle’s commanding performance delighted their fans and showcased their potential in this season’s UEFA Champions League. As the tournament progresses, the football world will be eagerly watching to see if they can maintain this level of performance against other top European clubs.