The French Grand PSG continues his march to triumph in Champions League with the visit of Maccabi Haifa in the second round of the group stage of the tournament. The meeting starts at 22:00 (Bulgarian time) and you will be able to follow it LIVE with SPORTLIVE.BG!
The match got off to a great start for the visitors today. Already in the second minute, Kylian Mbappe had a great opportunity to open the door for Cohen. The French broke through and hit a nice shot, but the home goalkeeper kept his composure and kept his goal dry. Maccabi Haifa responded with a chance in the 12th minute when Fani fired a shot towards the bottom right corner of the Parisians’ goal – but Gianluigi Donnarumma managed to save.
The result was discovered in the 24th minute. Dolev Khaziza brought out his teammate Tjarno Cheri in a great way, who did not hesitate and with a precise shot he sealed Donnarumma. 1:0 for Maccabi Haifa. After the hit, things on the field seem pretty even. The hosts started to act much more calmly, and PSG are trying in every way to break through the well-standing defense of Maccabi.
However, the joy of the hosts did not last very long. In the 37th minute, Lionel Messi managed to equalize the score. The Argentine reacted quickly after a shot was saved by Cohen and simply put the ball into the opponent’s goal for 1:1. In 43′, Omer Atsili could have restored the lead to the home team. The footballer received the ball in the penalty area, but his shot missed the left side post by inches.
Maccabi Haifa: Cohen, Sundgren, Batubinsika, Goldberg, Chornud, Fanny, Lavi, Cherry, Haziza, Piero, Atsili
PSG: Donnarumma, Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Danilo, Mendes, Verratti, Vitinha, Messi, Neymar, Mbappe
BEFORE THE MATCH
PSG got their Champions League campaign off to a strong start with a very important 2-1 win against Juventus. Now in front of Christophe Galtier’s boys is the test called Maccabi Haifa, who, despite being beaten by Benfica 0:2 a week ago, did not give up easily.
The two players who will definitely be in the spotlight are Kylian Mbappe (PSG), who has 9 goals in 7 games this season. For Maccabi Haifa, the man in form is Omer Atzili, who has 7 goals in 12 appearances this campaign.
Christophe Galtier will not be able to rely on Presnel Kimpembe, Keylor Navas and Renato Sachnes who are injured. On the other side, the big missing for Maccabi are Mahmoud Jaber and Suf Podgoreanu.
The main referee of the meeting will be Daniel Siebert from Germany.