Champions League - Group H
PSGParis Saint Germain1RB LeipzigRB Leipzig0

Paris Saint Germain 1-0 RB Leipzig: Neymar penalty eases pressure on PSG boss Thomas Tuchel

Neymar scores for PSG
Neymar had not scored in the Champions League in his previous five games

Neymar's first-half penalty helped ease the pressure on boss Thomas Tuchel as Paris-St Germain leapfrogged RB Leipzig in Group H of the Champions League.

The Brazilian scored his first goal in six matches in the competition after Angel di Maria had been fouled.

Julian Nagelsmann's side rallied but some wasteful finishing prevented them from equalising.

Leipzig drop to third in the group and are three points behind leaders Manchester United with two games left.

The German club, who travel to Istanbul Basaksehir in their next fixture, were unfortunate losers to the side that knocked them out in last term's semi-final.

Dayot Upamecano, Emil Forsberg and Marcel Sabitzer all went close to levelling the scores in an open contest that they grew into.

The only bright spot for the hosts, aside from Neymar's goal, was the return of influential Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, who came on in the 83rd minute after a six-week injury lay-off.

Tuchel's side face group leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford in their next group game.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 24Florenzi
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 22Diallo
  • 25Bakker
  • 21HerreraBooked at 82minsSubstituted forVerrattiat 83'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 15Danilo
  • 8ParedesBooked at 40mins
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forRafinhaat 64'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 10NeymarBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSarabiaat 90'minutes
  • 7MbappéSubstituted forKeanat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Verratti
  • 12Rafinha
  • 16Rico
  • 18Kean
  • 19Sarabia
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 30Letellier
  • 31Dagba
  • 32Pembele
  • 36Ruiz-Atil
  • 37Fadiga

RB Leipzig

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 22MukieleSubstituted forOrbanat 63'minutes
  • 6Konaté
  • 5Upamecano
  • 3Angelino
  • 8Haidara
  • 7Sabitzer
  • 25OlmoSubstituted forKluivertat 64'minutes
  • 10ForsbergBooked at 2minsSubstituted forSørlothat 74'minutes
  • 18Nkunku
  • 9Poulsen

Substitutes

  • 4Orban
  • 13Tschauner
  • 14Adams
  • 19Sørloth
  • 20Samardzic
  • 21Kluivert
  • 33Martínez
  • 39Henrichs
  • 41Borkowski
  • 44Kampl
  • 45Martel
  • 47Wosz
Referee:
Danny Makkelie

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamRB Leipzig
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, RB Leipzig 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, RB Leipzig 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amadou Haidara.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moise Kean.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Péter Gulácsi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rafinha (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).

  8. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Willi Orban (RB Leipzig).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Moise Kean replaces Kylian Mbappé.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Pablo Sarabia replaces Neymar.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Justin Kluivert.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).

  15. Post update

    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Angeliño (RB Leipzig).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

FA Cup banner
  • Watch 13 FA Cup second-round games on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app this weekend. Find out more here.
FA Cup footer

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich330012399
2Atl Madrid311147-34
3Lokomotiv Moscow302145-12
4RB Salzburg3012611-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach312010465
2Shakhtar Donetsk311138-54
3Real Madrid31117704
4Inter Milan302145-12

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City33009189
2FC Porto32016336
3Olympiakos310215-43
4Marseille300307-70

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool33008089
2Ajax31114404
3Atalanta311167-14
4FC Midtjylland300318-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea431091810
2Sevilla431063310
3FK Krasnodar4013410-61
4Rennes401327-51

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund43019369
2Lazio42208448
3Club Bruges411238-54
4Zenit St Petersburg401338-51

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona44001321112
2Juventus43018449
3Dynamo Kyiv4013310-71
4Ferencvárosi TC4013513-81

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd430112489
2PSG42025416
3RB Leipzig420247-36
4Istanbul Basaksehir410339-63
View full Champions League tables

Top Stories

Also in Sport

Explore the BBC