Score PSG vs Juventus: Kylian Mbappe's brace was sufficient to fend off Juve's second-half assault in the tournament's opening match.

Score PSG vs Juventus: Kylian Mbappe's brace was sufficient to fend off Juve's second-half assault in the tournament's opening match. 

Score PSG vs Juventus: Kylian Mbappe's brace was sufficient to fend off Juve's second-half assault in the tournament's opening match.

On Tuesday, two European titans meet in one of the most crucial matches of the early UEFA Champions League calendar this season. PSG, a three-headed attacking monster, hosts Italian championship challengers Juventus at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

The encounter is the first European test for new PSG coach Christophe Galtier, who took over the Paris soap opera in the summer. Galtier, who has dominated Ligue 1 against all odds in the locker room, must now find his feet in the Champions League as his company attempts to raise a trophy at the conclusion of the season.

PSG was denied Champions League triumph during the Qatari ownership era. In 2020, the club reached the final, but lost to Bayern Munich. Since 2012, they have only reached the semifinals once, being eliminated four times in the round of 16, and four times in the quarterfinals.

Juventus yearns for European success as well, having failed to move past the quarterfinals since falling to Real Madrid in the 2017 final. Since winning Europe's biggest trophy in 1996, Juventus has lost five consecutive finals and has been at the top of Italy's Champions League woes during the last decade.

Angel Di Maria, now 34 and playing for the Old Lady, will be disappointed that he was unable to face his former club PSG due to injury, but he expects to be fit to face another former employer, Benfica, later in the group stage.

Final score of PSG vs. Juventus


Goals :

PSG — Kylian Mbappe, 5th minute

PSG — Kylian Mbappe (22nd minute)

Weston McKennie (JUV) 53rd minute

Live updates, highlights, and discussion for PSG vs. Juventus

FINAL: PSG 2-1 Juventus

A thrilling game has come to a close. After the first 45 minutes, it appeared like the hosts would easily win in Paris, but in the second half, Juventus allowed the visitors have their way.

Both sides had opportunities to score additional goals in the second half, but both goalkeepers stood solid. PSG has earned three points, but Juventus Turin will lament their errors and omissions.

PSG, chance in the 89th minute! What a blunder by Neymar! A deflected ball in the Juventus Turin penalty area falls on the outside of the box, setting up Neymar for a spectacular volley. Unfortunately for Neymar, the ball lands directly on Mattia Perin's head, who does a superb overhead kick to keep the ball out. Is Juventus back in the mix?

Mbappe then misses by the same margin! Neymar weaves his way through the Juventus middle, exposing the defenders with a ball to Mbappe, but the Frenchman likewise fires straight at Perin, who tries but fails to reach the top corner. How did they manage only two goals?

81st minute: chance, Juventus! A big mistake by Mukiele is whistled off! The summer newcomer wants to clear a cross and Kostic can serve Locatelli in the penalty area. However, Donnarumma is on guard and the PSG defense clears the chance brilliantly. A great chance for Juve, who would have liked to take advantage of the defensive mistake.

A minute later Lionel Messi is taken off the pitch to make way for the debut of PSG's new signing Carlos Soler, who was signed last matchday. Messi made a good game, and even if you do not see it on paper, he attracted a lot of attention, which gave Neymar and Mbappe space.

Galtier and PSG make a double substitution in the 78th minute: Nordi Mukiele and Danilo (from PSG) replace Achraf Hakimi and Vitinha, respectively, as equal replacements.

When Danilo awkwardly tries to clear a cross into the Juve box in the 72nd minute, the Parc des Princes crowd snubs PSG's call for a penalty. Bremer confirms the Parisians' request for a handball with an unambiguous finger point. The referee does not give in to the calls, but the VAR will.

Soon later, Danilo is sent a yellow card for putting his hands in Mbappe's face during a cross. Danilo is subsequently absolved of his claimed offenses after a review since he did not commit a handball. The header from the free kick went right into the ground, but it was legal.

65th minute: Marco Verratti, who had a fantastic game, receives a yellow card for a shove into Rabiot's back. He's been known to get up yellow cards, but he was fantastic for PSG in their Champions League debut.

Juventus makes another change, replacing Milik with midfielder Manuel Locatelli. Allegri recognizes the need of bolstering the midfield and expects to use Vlahovic to assist construct the game.

PSG, 64th minute: Chance! The aggressive triumvirate of PSG will not be halted for long! Neymar and Messi put together a fantastic build-up. The former plays a pass to Messi, who touches it on to Mbappe. The Frenchman fails once more, this time with a shot that sails just beyond the far post.

56th minute: opportunity, Juventus! DONNARUMMA MAKES A HUGE SAVE TO KEEP THE MATCH LEVEL! Dusan Vlahovic attempts a header from an unusual angle, but Donnarumma saves the chance. A fantastic save, and Juventus is now on the verge of equalizing.

JUVENTUS SCORES IN THE 53RD MINUTE! The Italians have returned to the game! Substitute McKennie rises highest after a corner kick to beat both Presnel Kimpembe and Nuno Mendes and shoot the ball past Donnarumma. Set the pieces!

PSG, 51st minute: Chance! Kylian Mbappe, who has now scored three goals, sprints down the right and just has to get past a center defender. He gets past the final man, but his shot from an awkward angle just misses the post. The Frenchman commits a rare mistake in front of goal.

48th minute: PSG opens the second half aggressively, and Mattia Perin quickly has to save a shot from Neymar. Kostic had already tried Donnarumma, but his strike was far too high and did not trouble the PSG goalkeeper.

46th minute: Juventus coach Allegri substitutes American international Weston McKennie for midfielder Miretti at the start of the second half.

HALF TIME: PSG 2-0 Juventus.

PSG did not completely dominate Juventus in the first 45 minutes, but they were far more motivated. PSG took the lead early on thanks to Kylian Mbappe's brace, and the hosts also played much superior defense.

With the exception of a shot from Milik that Donnarumma saved well, Juventus were unable to penetrate PSG's defense. Some adjustments may be required to bring the Italians back into the game.

45+1 minutes: Miretti beats Neymar in a one-on-one duel by arriving late. Neymar is groaning in agony on the ground after turning the Bremen player before the bout. Miretti is fortunate that he does not receive a more severe punishment after seeing the yellow card. Neymar's rolling about is understandable given how late and forceful the foul was.

In the 43rd minute, line Z midfielder Marco Verratti of PSG fires a shot. Despite spending a lot of time with the ball recently, Juventus hasn't been able to set up Vlahovic and Milik. There is no link between the midfield and the forwards.

In the 36th minute, Neymar makes a beautiful move and a lucky deflection to go past Juventus' defense. Neymar collides with Juan Cuadrado and loses the ball, which rolls to Perin. While Neymar yells and pulls the referee's back, the official forbids it, and the playback reveals that it was a very obvious dive. Neymar is who he always will be.

35th minute: PSG executes another great play. After Hakimi advances the ball, Lionel Messi finds Vitinha on the outside of the box, but the Portuguese midfielder misses the goal. "You could see them taking the silverware out and setting the table for the youngster," Ray Hudson remarked. He is correct in that regard, since PSG continues to play the game in an aesthetically beautiful manner.

In the 32nd minute, Juve is awarded a free kick. Cuadrado does well to enter the penalty area, but Bremer is unable to capitalize on a determined header and deflects it over the crossbar. There isn't much to look forward to for guests at the Parc des Princes, other from Milik's one opportunity.

In the 24th minute, Bremer fouls Mbappe from behind, and Sergio Ramos does not tolerate it. A fight breaks out as the former Real Madrid defender charges the Juventus defender. When the coaching staff arrives for treatment, the situation has already swiftly calmed down, but Mbappe is still lying on the ground. The official is working hard to control the situation. To diffuse the remainder of the game, he dismisses both Bremer and Ramos with a yellow card.

22 minutes: AIM! PSG. With yet another expertly constructed goal from Kylian Mbappe, PSG has it too easy. It involves Verratti and Hakimi, the latter of whom plays a one-two with Mbappe as the Frenchman approaches the penalty area. Even though the ball rebounds off of him, he easily shoots the puck past Perin and into the goal.

PSG has totaled two goals on two attempts.

19th minute: Opportunity, Juventus! The Italians haven't shown much determination thus far, but they've suddenly put PSG on the spot! Juan Cuadrado's fantastic deep cross hits the head of Arkadiusz Milik, who rises as high as a salmon, but his shot lands right at Donnarumma, who parries the ball like he was blasted out of a cannon. PSG makes many attempts to clear the ball, but the final one flies wide. Marquinhos warmly embraces Donnarumma.

13th minute: the game has been fairly quiet since the start, with Juventus attempting to overrun PSG's midfield but failing miserably. Marco Verratti plays well and doesn't let anything in the middle of the field.

5 minutes: GOAL! PSG. Neymar, who has been on fire this season, delivers a lovely flick for Kylian Mbappe on the left outside of the six-yard box. The Frenchman appears out of nowhere and finishes with a brilliant shot from close range that Mattia Perin has no answer for.

The fog is clearing in the third minute, but the hosts attack first, pushing Leonardo Bonucci into two-headed finishes. PSG seemed to have aggressive ambitions early on. Juve goes on the counterattack, putting Donnarumma in peril, but the Italian parries the ball expertly. At first, the game is back and forth.

The match has begun at Parc des Princes in the first minute! The game opens with fireworks and flares.

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