Children were seen hugging Argentine superstar Lionel Messi before the UCL match© Twitter
It was a memorable night for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar scored to save their team a goalless 3-1 win at Maccabi Haifa to give it two wins. registered. Two in the Champions League group stage. Zaron Cheri gave Haifa a surprise lead but Messi equalized before the break by scoring for an 18th consecutive season in the Champions League. PSG finished their impressive hosts with a better performance in the last half hour as Mbappe and Neymar found the net.
Before the start of the match, the kids can be seen hugging and hugging Messi.
Watch: Children hug Messi before Champions League match
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“We have to improve. We have to work,” Mbappe told Canal Plus. “We are working, but we need to show results in our game, because things are going to come quickly with the (international) break and the World Cup.”
The Qatari-backed club now top Group H in scoring more goals than Benfica, who won 2-1 at Juventus. Haifa threatened a shaky PSG defense throughout the game, but the Ligue 1 giants passed the test thanks to their front three.
“The fact that all three of us can make a difference in a game is an advantage for us,” Mbappe said. “I hope all three of us keep scoring because it means we will win the match.”
Paris, still looking for a first Champions League title, will play against Benfica in home and away matches knowing that two wins will secure a place in the knock-out stage.
“He worked really hard in a good environment,” PSG coach Christophe Gaultier told RMC Sport. “We weren’t well organized, split in two quickly, and it made the first half difficult. We needed to fix things, and we were a lot more compact after the break.”
with AFP input
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