In a breathtaking display of footballing prowess, Newcastle United pulled off a stunning upset, defeating Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in their first home Champions League game in 20 years. The Geordie faithful at St James’ Park witnessed an unforgettable night as their team, led by manager Eddie Howe, outshone one of Europe’s giants.
Two unlikely heroes emerged in the form of Sean Longstaff and Dan Burn, who, not long ago, were facing uncertain futures in their careers. Longstaff’s precision in midfield and Burn’s tenacious defending proved instrumental in this thrilling victory. Follow your favourite Champions League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
The world-renowned Kylian Mbappé, widely regarded as the best player on the planet, found himself thwarted by Newcastle’s resolute defense. Kieran Trippier’s relentless marking left Mbappé frustrated, while Ousmane Dembélé struggled to break free from Dan Burn’s determined challenges.
The match began with PSG enjoying the lion’s share of possession, but Newcastle showed their intent early on. Miguel Almirón opened the scoring, marking Newcastle’s return to the Champions League with a brilliantly executed left-footed shot.
Despite PSG’s early dominance, Newcastle’s resilience paid off. Dan Burn’s goal, initially requiring VAR confirmation, extended their lead. The Geordies were growing in confidence, and Warren Zaïre-Emery came close to leveling the score, while Fabian Schär narrowly missed doubling Newcastle’s advantage.
As the rain poured steadily, PSG appeared to be caught off guard, with Dan Burn’s memorable tackle on Dembélé creating a deafening roar from the crowd. Burn added Newcastle’s second goal, sealing it with a powerful header that left Gianluigi Donnarumma helpless, even though he managed to scramble the ball clear.
The second half brought more agony for PSG as Sean Longstaff, hailing from North Shields, netted a spectacular goal. His angled toe poke, assisted by Trippier’s precise pass, left Donnarumma in despair as the ball found the top corner.
Despite a late response from PSG, with Lucas Hernández and Mbappé contributing goals, the night belonged to Newcastle. Fabian Schär capped off this remarkable victory with a sublime stoppage-time goal.
Eddie Howe’s tactical brilliance, combined with the heroics of Longstaff and Burn, orchestrated an unforgettable evening that will be etched in the annals of Newcastle United’s history. This astonishing upset proves that football’s magic lies in its unpredictability, as Newcastle United triumphed over PSG, leaving fans in jubilation and disbelief. Get the latest updates from the Champions League only on Nextbet Sports.