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Champions League Results: PSG vs Napoli | Di Maria scores a late stunner

UEFA Champions League Group C Results: PSG 2 – 2 Napoli, Di Maria rescues a point for PSG.


Angel Di Maria proved to be the hero as he saved PSG the blushes with a superb injury-time goal that gave PSG a point against Napoli on Wednesday. The Argentine winger curled the ball superbly past Ospina into the top left corner as he saved Paris Saint-German from a second loss in the UEFA Champions League against Napoli, who almost caused a huge shock result in Paris. Despite the equalizer, PSG superstar Neymar seemed very frustrated with the result as he stormed off after the game without any handshakes and was also seen kicking a plastic object on his way out. Paris have been in stellar form this season in the French League but have struggled against tougher opposition on big European nights like that against Liverpool where they lost 3 goals to two. A team with the calibre and class of PSG are expected to get the results especially with the support they get at home.

Lorenzo Insigne scored in the 29th minute of the game with a cool finish that put Napoli in the lead in the game. PSG got their much-awaited equalizer in the second half when Napoli defender Mario Rui scored an own goal in the 69th minute of the game. After a few minutes, Napoli regained their lead as Belgian forward Mertens poked in after a silly mistake from Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos who failed to deal with a rather easy ball looping into the penalty area, something that should have been bread and butter for a player of his calibre. The goal put the Parisians under immense pressure and with Napoli looking really solid at the back, it grew tougher and tougher for the PSG forwards to find the equalizer with a second  Champions League defeat looming. It needed a wonder strike from Di Maria to help PSG avoid defeat in Paris. They have averaged 4 goals while winning their first 10 league games in the league but have failed at almost every big test they have had so far.

Liverpool cruised to a victory which means that they have the top spot in Group C with 6 points while Napoli are in second place with 5 points. PSG move to third with four points with the risk of losing out on a round of 16 spot in the competition. As they look to make amends in the Champions League, another early exit would be misery for the Parisians after they failed to get past the round of 16 in the previous two seasons of the Champions League.  

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