Paris St-Germain 7-2 Maccabi Haifa: Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both score two goal

7 min



Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Paris St-Germain in the Champions League
Paris St-Germain have now reached the knockout phase in each of their last 11 Champions League campaigns

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both scored two goals as Paris St-Germain thrashed Maccabi Haifa to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Neymar and Carlos Soler also scored while Shon Goldberg scored an own goal.

Messi’s two goals mean he becomes the first player to score 80 goals in the group phase of the Champions League.

PSG top Group H with 11 points from five games, the same as Benfica, while Juventus, who have failed to qualify, and Maccabi Haifa have three.

Messi was denied a record ninth Champions League hat-trick by the crossbar.

Juventus missed out on reaching the knockout stage for the first time since 2013-14 after losing 4-3 at Benfica.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side are “sorry and angry” but he refused to accept not getting out of the group was a “failure”.

.

Massimiliano Allegri
Allegri led Juve to five consecutive Serie A titles and two Champions League finals in his first spell at the Turin club between 2014 and 2019

Benfica led 4-1 before two goals in three minutes by Juventus pair Arkadiusz Milik and Weston McKennie set up an exciting finish.

But the Portuguese side held on to secure a victory which ensured they will join PSG in the last 16.

Juventus, who were beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, can only now finish third in Group H, which would earn them a place in the Europa League knockout stages.

It is another setback in a disappointing season so far for Juve, who are eighth in Serie A and 10 points adrift of leaders Napoli.

“More than the wrong approach, I think we were too soft in defence in the first half,” said Allegri, whose side host PSG in the final round of group games next week.

“Now we have to focus on the league and also remain focused against Paris because we have at least to book a place in the Europa League.

“We made too many mistakes tonight but it’s not useful to talk about that now. I don’t consider this a failure. In football there are also defeats.

“We are sorry and angry. The team finished well so it’s not a physical matter. We must continue working.”

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 99G Donnarumma
  • 2Hakimi
  • 4RamosBooked at 40mins
  • 5MarquinhosSubstituted forKimpembeat 79′minutes
  • 14Bernat
  • 8RuizSubstituted forSarabiaat 83′minutes
  • 18Renato SanchesSubstituted forSolerat 68′minutes
  • 17VitinhaSubstituted forZaïre-Emeryat 79′minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 27mins
  • 30Messi
  • 7MbappéSubstituted forEkitikeat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 16Rico
  • 19Sarabia
  • 25Tavares Mendes
  • 26Mukiele
  • 28Soler
  • 31Bitshiabu
  • 33Zaïre-Emery
  • 44Ekitike

Maccabi Haifa

Formation 3-5-2

  • 44Cohen
  • 30SeckBooked at 26mins
  • 19Batubinsika
  • 3Goldberg
  • 7AtziliBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDavidat 65′minutes
  • 4MuhammadSubstituted forAradat 83′minutes
  • 6LaviBooked at 74mins
  • 16Abu FaniSubstituted forMeirat 71′minutes
  • 27CornudSubstituted forMenachemat 70′minutes
  • 10CheryBooked at 47mins
  • 9PierrotSubstituted forRukavytsyaat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Tchibota
  • 12Menachem
  • 13Rukavytsya
  • 15Arad
  • 21David
  • 22Meir
  • 33Levi
  • 36Eliyahu
  • 55Gershon
  • 77Fux
  • 90Mashpati

Referee:
Felix Zwayer

Attendance:
46,435

Live Text





Source link


Like it? Share with your friends!

Send this to a friend