Champions League - Group C
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Napoli 1-1 Paris St-Germain: Lorenzo Insigne goal sends hosts top

Lorenzo Insigne
Lorenzo Insigne also scored against Paris St-Germain in their group game in France last month

Lorenzo Insigne equalised with a penalty against Paris St-Germain to send Napoli top of Group C in the Champions League.

Insigne coolly slotted it into the bottom corner after Thiago Silva had clattered into Jose Callejon.

Left-back Juan Bernat had given PSG the lead on the stroke of half-time after he poked home Kylian Mbappe's cut-back.

Napoli move level on points with second-placed Liverpool, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat by Red Star Belgrade.

The Italians top the group on head-to-head record, while PSG sit just one point behind in third place.

The hosts had chances to score in the second half, with Dries Mertens denied by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on several occasions.

His sweeping shot was palmed away before a lobbed effort was tipped inches over the bar. Then Mertens' strike from inside the box was hit straight at Buffon.

Two superb blocks from PSG defenders Silva and Thilo Kehrer denied Napoli duo Callejon and Mertens from close range too before Insigne stroked home from the penalty spot.

Paris St-Germain thought they should have been awarded a penalty after 70 minutes when Bernat was tripped inside the box and Mbappe's strike dribbled inches wide with five minutes of normal time remaining.

The visitors were also held to a 2-2 draw by Napoli in Paris but qualification for the knockout stage is still in reach after Liverpool's surprise defeat in Serbia.

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 25Ospina
  • 19MaksimovicSubstituted forHysajat 76'minutes
  • 33Albiol
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 6Mário Rui
  • 7Callejón
  • 5Allan
  • 17Hamsik
  • 8RuizBooked at 45minsSubstituted forZielinskiat 71'minutes
  • 14MertensSubstituted forOunasat 83'minutes
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 2Malcuit
  • 11Ounas
  • 20Zielinski
  • 23Hysaj
  • 27Karnezis
  • 42Diawara
  • 99Milik

PSG

  • 1Buffon
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 4KehrerBooked at 32minsSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 90+2'minutes
  • 12MeunierSubstituted forKimpembeat 73'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forCavaniat 77'minutes
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 89mins
  • 23Draxler
  • 14Bernat
  • 7MbappéBooked at 29mins
  • 10NeymarBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 9Cavani
  • 16Areola
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Diaby
  • 34N'Soki
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
55,489

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 1, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

    Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting replaces Thilo Kehrer.

  6. Post update

    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Allan (Napoli).

  8. Booking

    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Allan (Napoli).

  11. Booking

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  13. Post update

    Adam Ounas (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marek Hamsik (Napoli).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  17. Post update

    Adam Ounas (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Piotr Zielinski.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thilo Kehrer.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Adam Ounas replaces Dries Mertens because of an injury.

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