RB Leipzig 2-2 PSG LIVE! Wijnaldum scores twice - Champions League result, latest score and goal updates today

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Paris Saint-Germain underwhelmed in a 2-2 draw away at RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in an eventful game at the Red Bull Arena though Mauricio Pochettino’s side rarely looked convincing despite the vast difference in resources between the clubs. Frankly, they were lucky that the hosts did not take their chances during an early siege of the Parisien goal.

Leipzig, eliminated from the competition with just one point from four matches, had taken the lead through Christopher Nkunku in the eighth minute and they missed the chance to double it when Andre Silva’s 12th-minute penalty was saved.

Substitute Dominik Szoboszlai did better from the spot in second-half stoppage time, however, to rescue a point for the Germans.

The French side, without the injured Lionel Messi, are in second place on eight points, one behind Manchester City.

Club Brugge are on four with Leipzig, semi-finalists in 2020, bottom on one.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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Key Points

  • GOAL: RB Leipzig 1-0 PSG

  • GOAL: RB Leipzig 1-1 PSG

  • GOAL: RB Leipzig 1-2 PSG

  • GOAL: RB Leipzig 2-2 PSG

How Group A looks now

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Full-time: RB Leipzig 2-2 PSG

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Full-time: Sadly for Leipzig, they left their comeback too late and the game ends in a draw.

They’re out of the competition.

FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!

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90:00 - Five minutes added time.

Leipzig NEED a winner to stay in the competition.

They couldn’t, could they?

GOAL: RB Leipzig 2-2 PSG!

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90:00 - Szoboszlai scores!

Penalty awarded!

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It’s been given!

PENALTY CHECK

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89:00 - Late drama as the referee heads over to the VAR monitor to see if Kimpembe fouled Nkunku.

Good work from Kimpembe

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84:00 - Leipzig try to break but Kimpembe does well to block Nkunku off in the last line of defence before clearing his lines.

PSG, to give them their credit, have been keeping the ball well of late.

Leipzig playing into PSG’s hands

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79:00 - The more Leipzig pour forward, the more you feel Mbappe and company can hit them on the counter.

This is playing right into PSG’s hands.

CHANCE FOR RB LEIPZIG!

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72:00 - Brilliant chance for Szoboszlai, who should have tapped in a low cross when free in the box.

PSG front 3: Very quiet

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70:00 - Aside from Mbappe’s run, it’s genuinely hard to remember any of PSG’s front three doing anything this evening.

CHANCE FOR RB LEIPZIG!

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64:00 - Marquinhos does well to block Angelino’s goal-bound shot after Donnarumma flaps a cross and is left in no mans’ land.

CHANCE FOR PSG

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63:00 - The first sign of Mbappe this evening.

The Frenchman puts the jets on and breaks from his own half to get a shot on goal, though it’s well saved.

Better spell for Leipzig

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59:00 - Leipzig feeling their way back into this.

They’re taking up good positions behind the PSG midfield and are having probably their best spell since the early siege in the first-half.

Szoboszlai has been brought on to provide some magic. They need it.

CHANCE FOR PSG

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53:00 - Wijnaldum squares fro Mbappe, who skies his effort.

Man City leading

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Man City now lead 2-1 against Club Brugge in Group A’s other game.

Attacking sub for Leipzig

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CHANCE FOR PSG

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47:00 - Di Maria puts one just wide from a tight angle on the left, although is called back for offside.

Back underway!

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45:00 - Back underway.

Will Leipzig come flying out of the blocks again?

How the rest of the Champions League looks this evening

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Half-time: RB Leipzig 1-2 PSG.

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45:00 - A crazy half of football.

Leipzig will be fuming to have seen Silva miss a penalty while they were dominating.

A Wijnaldum double from an otherwise unimpressive PSG side sees them lead, however.

CHANCE FOR PSG!

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45:00 - Mbappe is away and in behind but cannot finish, forcing a good save.

Leipzig dying down

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42:00 - A real sickener for Leipzig,

Largely, they’ve been much the better team but two goals in 20 minutes have turned this game on its head.

Brilliant night for Wijnaldum, however.

What a turnaround!

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GOAL RB Leipzig 1-2 PSG

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39:00 - Wijnaldum scores a header and it’s ruled out for an offside after a flick on from Marqiunhos. After a VAR check, however, the goal is given!

Nuno Mendes is having a torrid time

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37:00 - Talented as he might be, Nuno Mendes is getting torn apart this evening.

The young Portuguese has a lot to learn on this evidence.

Nasty game thus far

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33:00 - This really is a nasty game,

Challenges are flying in left, right and centre.

These teams really are going at each other!

Marsch booked

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30:00 - Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch booked for dissent after a penalty as not awarded for a handball from Nuno Mendes.

Big night for Wijnaldum

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Drama

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23:00 - Tempers flaring.

Adams is booked for scything down Di Maria before both sets of players start to surround the referee.

GOAL: RB Leipzig 1-1 PSG

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21:00 - Wijnaldum finishes off a brilliant team move from PSG.

CHANCE FOR RB LEIPZIG

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18:00 - Nkunku is in again!

The former PSG forward shoots over after breaking through the defence,

The Germans are in control here.

PSG a shambles

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15:00 - Awful, awful start from PSG.

Leipzig are all over them and Laimer really should have scored from outside the box.

PSG look rattled.

PENALTY SAVED!

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11:00 - Donnarumma saves from Silva!

Penalty!

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10:00 - Danilo fouls in the box. Leipzig penalty.

GOAL: RB Leipzig 1-0 PSG | Christopher Nkunku ‘8

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08:00 - Great header from Nkunku after an Andre Silva cross!

Scrappy game so far

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06:00 - Leipzig are trying to rough PSG up a bit, knocking them off the ball.

At the moment, it’s playing into their opposition’s hands, with the away side winning fouls early on.

PSG calming it down

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03:00 - PSG, as you’d expect, are dominating the ball and appear somewhat rattled by the early scare

Right now, they’re looking to calm things down.

PSG clear one off the line

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01:00 - Early drama!

PSG have to clear a shot off the line, although Silva was later ruled to be offside.

Leipzig are going for this!

Kick-off

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0:00 - We’re underway at the Red Bull Arena!

PSG players in action

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RB Leipzig warming up

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De Bruyne benched for Man City

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In the other game of the group, Pep Guardiola has dropped Kevin De Bruyne ahead of Manchester City’s game with Club Brugge at the Etihad Stadium.

Perhaps that could have an impact on the complexion of Group A at full-time tonight.

A closer look at the Red Bull Arena

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Benzema enters an elite club, Messi leads

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Your Evening Standard prediction

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Leipzig’s performance in the away leg deserved far more than they got and while their league form remains indifferent, on home soil they could put it up to a PSG side who have had Messi to thank for significant contributions in their two Champions League wins so far.

Leipzig 1-1 PSG

PSG confirmed XI

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PSG XI: Donnarumma, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Wijnaldum, Danilo Pereira, Gueye, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

Subs: Navas, Icardi, Dagba, Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Diallo, Draxler, Kehrer, Ebimbe, Letellier.

RB Leipzig Confirmed XI

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PSG predicted line up

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PSG predicted XI: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes, Herrera, Gueye, Wijnaldum, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar.

Early team news

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Spanish forward Dani Olmo made his return from injury as a substitute against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga last weekend but it remains to be seen whether he is fit to start for Leipzig.

PSG will be without Lionel Messi after the Argentine was forced off injured at half-time of Friday’s league meeting with Lille, but Kylian Mbappe will return after missing that game with an ear infection.

Sergio Ramos remains yet to make his debut after signing in the summer.

How to keep up with tonight’s action

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TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on BT Sport ESPN.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

Welcome

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of PSG’s trip to RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

A win here and PSG could all but qualify despite a largely underwhelming campaign thus far.

Kick-off is scheduled for 20.00pm GMT at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

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