Paris Saint-Germain vs Maccabi Haifa – Football Match Report – 25 October 2022

Lionel Messi And the Kylian Mbappe Record every twice and Neymar Another added as PSG beat Maccabi Haifa 7-2 at Parc des Princes on Tuesday to reach the Champions League last 16.

The attacking trio found the net to give the hosts a 3-0 lead in just 35 minutes. Then Messi provided another great finishing touch before the interval to complete an eye-catching attacking display in the first half.

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There was a slight pause in the second half, with Mbappe scoring his second before Maccabi netted an own goal. Shaun Goldberg A seventh goal is compensation Carlos SolerComplete the directive.

Messi, who also helped score goals for Neymar and Soler, now has 11 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for PSG this season, already equaling his total goals in his disappointing first campaign in the French capital.

Messi, Mbappe and Neymar all scored in the reverse game in Israel last month, which Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1. Prior to Goldberg’s own goal on Tuesday, previous PSG 19 Champions League goals scored by a member of MNM,[دت بك]to a later season.

“I saw the players enjoying themselves, and that is very important,” PSG coach Christophe Galtier said of the 4-3-3 system he used. “I had to think about how our three great players up front can express themselves in the best possible way and that discipline can be very important.

“It’s great to train them, to see them play every day. For a coach, it’s heaven.”

On the other hand, there were some brief signs of defensive fragility with the Maccabi Haifa defender Abdullah Sik Double the ability to find the net with heads from set pieces.

Despite this, the victory was never in doubt, which saw PSG snatch their place in the Champions League knockout stage before a match.

Galtir’s side are tied with Benfica on 11 points as well, but now have a comfortable advantage in goal difference.

Paris Saint-Germain travel to Juventus in the final round of group matches next week knowing that they only need a Benfica match on the road against Maccabi Haifa to snatch top of the group..

Despite his heavy defeat, Maccabi is still level with Juventus by three points and will play his last game still hoping to secure a place in the Europa League.

PSG took a while to find their attacking rhythm on Tuesday, but once they did, they were devastating.

Messi received the ball rolling in the 19th minute with a silky opening goal he scored outside his left foot after Mbappe played it on the left side of the area.

Mbappe’s opener was brilliant, with the French striker bending his right foot in the 32nd minute after the Maccabi goalkeeper. Josh Cohen Who can’t be blamed for any of Paris Saint-Germain’s goals.

It started to turn ugly for Maccabi three minutes later when Mbappe and Messi met to play in Neymar and the Brazilian’s shot hit the post.

PSG has been defensively shut down to allow unmarked Seck to head off Omar AtzliFrom a free kick, Messi exchanged passes with Neymar before dropping his shoulder and firing a left-footed shot into the corner to make it 4-1 at the end of the first half.

Maccabi had already managed to dominate the opening 10 minutes of the second half, and when PSG made a split to clear a corner, Seck repeated a header. Gianluigi Donnarumma And in the network.

Visiting fans celebrated with glee, but PSG then moved through gears to riot.

In the 64th minute, Mbappe was chosen with a diagonal pass from Ashraf Hakimi, and took a deft touch before capturing the far corner. With Maccabi finally losing his heart, Neymar’s dribbling and low cross ended with Goldberg scoring an own goal.

Then Messi, who was denied a record-breaking Champions League hat-trick by the crossbar, set up Soler to finish off the scoring with a low shot.

“We caught Paris on a good day,” Maccabi defender Dylan Batupensica said.

“We managed to score two goals today, which is positive, and we can still finish third in the group.”

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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