Champions League - Group H
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Paris St-Germain 5-1 Istanbul Basaksehir: Kylian Mbappe proud of teams walking off pitch

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe said he was proud his team-mates and Istanbul Basaksehir players had walked off the pitch during their Champions League tie on Tuesday night.

The match was abandoned at 0-0 after the fourth official was accused of using a racist term towards Basaksehir assistant Pierre Webo.

Players took a knee around the centre circle before the restart on Wednesday.

"We are tired, we don't want to go through this again," said Mbappe.

"Of course, I am proud of what was done. We were not disappointed not to play. We made that decision. We were proud.

"A lot of things were said but, in fact, there's nothing better than actions."

Mbappe scored twice after the game resumed in the 14th minute, and PSG ran out comfortable 5-1 winners.

Webo - who had been sent off - was allowed to take his place on the away bench, with his red card suspended while Uefa investigates the incident.

Basaksehir coach Okan Buruk said: "The referee should have dealt with the situation but he didn't and we had to show that we stood with Webo.

"The decision was made by the players. Some wanted to go back to the pitch but we stuck together as a team and it was eventually a team decision.

"We showed the entire world that we are united."

Winger Nacer Chadli, who came on as a substitute in Wednesday's game, told the BBC's World Football programme: "We're in 2020 now and that kind of incident is very hurtful for all of us.

"I was feeling very sad, like the other players in the dressing room. That hurt us deep because we love football and we were there to play a game and something happened that we didn't expect.

"We were talking, and sometimes it was very quiet. We wanted to make a decision: we go altogether outside or if one or two want to stay, we don't go out, we just have to stick together."

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel backed his players.

"They made a strong decision, they stuck with the other team and made a brave decision," he said.

"In the dressing room it was clear that they wanted to show that reaction."

Midfielder Marco Verratti added: "It was tough for everyone - for us on the pitch, for everyone watching the match - it was something that shouldn't happen.

"We should be examples, especially because we are followed by millions of people.

"That's why we did a strong gesture and decided, with the other team, not to play."

A new set of officials took charge on Wednesday, with Dutchman Danny Makkelie appointed referee.

Both sets of players and the officials - who also took a knee during the Champions League anthem - wore 'no to racism' T-shirts in the warm-up, with anti-racism banners in the stands.

Neymar scored three and won a penalty in PSG's win

When the game restarted, Neymar starred with his third Champions League hat-trick.

He opened the scoring by nutmegging a defender and curling home, before finishing off a counter-attack and getting his third from 20 yards.

Mbappe scored twice, including a penalty won for a foul on Neymar.

Mehmet Topal scored Basaksehir's goal.

Victory for PSG means they top the group ahead of RB Leipzig, who qualified and eliminated Manchester United with a 3-2 win over the English side on Tuesday.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Navas
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forPembeleat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5MarquinhosSubstituted forKehrerat 67'minutes
  • 15Danilo
  • 3KimpembeSubstituted forDialloat 80'minutes
  • 25Bakker
  • 8Paredes
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forDi Maríaat 45'minutes
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forGueyeat 80'minutes
  • 10Neymar
  • 7Mbappé


  • 4Kehrer
  • 11Di María
  • 16Rico
  • 18Kean
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 21Herrera
  • 22Diallo
  • 27Gueye
  • 30Letellier
  • 31Dagba
  • 32Pembele
  • 37Fadiga

Istanbul Basaksehir

Formation 4-3-3

  • 34GünokBooked at 42mins
  • 4Pereira da SilvaBooked at 12minsSubstituted forde Paulaat 68'minutes
  • 26dos Santos Rodrigues
  • 5Topal
  • 3KaldirimSubstituted forBolingoli-Mbomboat 68'minutes
  • 10Özcan
  • 21TekdemirBooked at 10minsSubstituted forChadliat 89'minutes
  • 17Kahveci
  • 22GulbrandsenSubstituted forKaplanat 80'minutes
  • 27CrivelliBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBaat 68'minutes
  • 23Türüç


  • 1Babacan
  • 11Chadli
  • 13Kivanç
  • 19Ba
  • 20de Paula
  • 63Bolingoli-Mbombo
  • 77Kaplan
  • 89Karakus
Danny Makkelie

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, Istanbul Basaksehir 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, Istanbul Basaksehir 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Giuliano (Istanbul Basaksehir) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  4. Booking

    Timothee Pembele (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Pembele (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Post update

    Nacer Chadli (Istanbul Basaksehir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Berkay Özcan (Istanbul Basaksehir).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Istanbul Basaksehir. Nacer Chadli replaces Mahmut Tekdemir.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Istanbul Basaksehir. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Deniz Türüç (Istanbul Basaksehir) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Post update

    Demba Ba (Istanbul Basaksehir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Istanbul Basaksehir).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Istanbul Basaksehir. Emre Kaplan replaces Fredrik Gulbrandsen.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Abdou Diallo replaces Presnel Kimpembe.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Idrissa Gueye replaces Marco Verratti.

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As It Stood


1Bayern Munich65101851316
2Atl Madrid623178-19
3RB Salzburg61141017-74
4Lokomotiv Moscow6033510-53


1Real Madrid6312119210
2B Mgladbach622216978
3Shakhtar Donetsk6222512-78
4Inter Milan613279-26


1Man City65101311216
2FC Porto6411103713


4FC Midtjylland6024413-92


3FK Krasnodar6123611-55


1B Dortmund6411125713
3Club Bruges6222810-28
4Zenit St Petersburg6015413-91


3Dynamo Kyiv6114413-94
4Ferencvárosi TC6015517-121


2RB Leipzig64021112-112
3Man Utd6303151059
4Istanbul Basaksehir6105718-113
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