Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Liverpool, LIVE: Latest Champions League Group C scores and updates including Napoli 2-0 Red Star Belgrade
- Juan Bernat puts PSG ahead inside the opening quarter-of-an-hour in Paris
- Jurgen Klopp’s side currently second in Group C just one point above PSG
- Victories for Liverpool and Napoli will see both sides progress to knockout stage
- PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe
- Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah
- LIVE: Follow all the action from Tottenham vs Inter Milan and the rest of the ties
Liverpool can secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday night, and push PSG closer to a humiliating group stage exit.
A victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Parc des Princes, coupled with three points for Napoli at home to Red Star Belgrade, will leave Neymar and Co battling for the Europa League.
Klopp was boosted by Sadio Mane’s return to training on Tuesday after illness as the Reds aim to bounce back from the disappointment of defeat in Serbia last time out.
Join Sportsmail’s JAMES DUTTON for all the live action with kick-off in Paris at 20.00GMT…
50 mins: Angel Di Maria is down for Paris Saint-Germain and will receive some treatment. Not clear what happened there.
Marquinhos heads home from Neymar’s free kick on the left hand side but is flagged offside!
James Milner has never lost a game in which he’s scored for Liverpool.
A cursory glance through the archives leads me to believe that the 2010 Carling Cup final, when Man United beat Aston Villa, is the last time he scored and lost. That is quite a stretch.
No changes from Liverpool, but they will need a far more energetic performance in this second half.
Neymar’s 36th minute strike tonight was a significant one. His 31st in the Champions League, that sees him become the all-time top scoring Brazilian in the competition.
He overtakes the great Kaka.
Dramatic end to the half at the Parc des Princes. PSG absolutely dominant but Liverpool with a lifeline on the stroke of the whistle. More than they deserve.
Milner sends Buffon the wrong way, brilliantly composed.
Absolute chaos here. Mane puts on the after burners. Di Maria with a huge lunge takes him out. The referee gives a corner before the official behind the goal awards a penalty and rightly so. PSG furious but it was a clear penalty.
44 mins: Jordan Henderson with a long ball over the top for Mohamed Salah but he can’t quite connect, toes the ball wide of Buffon.
Liverpool are being ripped apart and that was a sensational counter attack. So much speed as Neymar and Mbappe spin away from their markers in their own half.
Neymar races clear and sends Mbappe away down the left hand channel with Henderson and Lovren chasing shadows.
Mbappe cuts it back inside the penalty area and Neymar cannot miss from six yards out after Edinson Cavani’s effort was saved by Alisson.
Joe Gomez enters the referee’s book. He loses the ball to Neymar and then fouls the Brazilian as he tries to win it back.
Milner lucky to escape action as he clatters into Neymar moments later.
Dries Mertens doubles Napoli’s lead.
31 mins: Neymar spins away from Jordan Henderson again and leaves him for dead. Races into the area, Mbappe clips the ball back for Cavani but Alisson manages to get there in time. Liverpool being cut to ribbons here for the first time this season.
There’s the money shot: Didier Deschamps, Leonardo Di Caprio and Mick Jagger.
26 mins: Gomez is fine and able to unleash more of his long throws. Van Dijk attacks but PSG clear.
25 mins: Awful challenge from Marco Verratti, studs raking into Joe Gomez’s shins. Referee right on top of it and it’s JUST a yellow card. Seen them given and that.
He’s a very lucky boy, the Italian. The referee was very quick to brandish the yellow there.
DOMINIC KING: Liverpool have been noticeably aggressive with some of the tackles they have unleashed so far, not least James Milner who flattened both Angel Di Maria and Neymar.
Gini Wijnaldum has just been booked, though, and it could become a very long night indeed if Liverpool were to go a man down as well as the goal they have conceded.
22 mins: Liverpool finally see a bit of the ball in the opposition third. Neat interchange between Mane and Milner, the English midfielder feeds Salah on the edge of the box, who swivels and clips a shot towards the near post but it ripples the side netting. Ambitious.
17 mins: PSG all over Liverpool in the middle third. Wijanldum a little late on Neymar and it’s a caution. That area is the difference so far tonight.
And a goal in Naples, Marek Hamsik puts Napoli ahead. Liverpool dropping to third as things stand, and if they stay the same will need to win by two at Anfield in two weeks’ time.
It’s been coming. That was too easy for PSG as they sail through the Liverpool midfield. Verratti finds Mbappe, his cut back is blocked by van Dijk but as the ball squirms loose no Liverpool player reacts to it.
Bernat nips in and finds the bottom corner with aplomb.
13 mins: Mbappe has a clear sight of goal but his effort is straight at Alisson and easily stopped. Neymar was chopped down in the buildup and wanted a free kick but the referee played the advantage.
9 mins: Mo Salah is almost sent clear by James Milner but Marquinhos does very well to cover and win the ball back for the hosts.
Di Maria down injured after a firm challenge from Milner to win the ball back for Liverpool there but he’s ok to continue.
8 mins: Liverpool nearly caught out at the back but the flag is up as Thiago Silva’s point-blank header is well saved by Alisson.
PSG looking dangerous here.
7 mins: Dipping strike from Di Maria from 20 yards out, Alisson palms it away with strong hands. Looked like it was creeping in.
5 mins: Back heel from Firmino almost finds Salah in the area but PSG manage to get it away, it runs out for a corner. It’s terrible from Salah, doesn’t beat the first man.
3 mins: Mbappe has a chance but drags his shot wide… in fact it’s deflected. Quick free kick taken by Verratti caught Liverpool off guard. PSG looking to do to Liverpool what Liverpool did to them in September.
1 min: PSG almost in straight away. A simple chip over the top for Edinson Cavani but he’s unable to get his foot on the ball and Alisson cleans up. He has to be alert moments later as Bernat is sent clear but flagged offside. PSG looking to go fast and early.
Here we go! Huge night coming up at the Parc des Princes. Win and Liverpool go through, draw or lose and it all goes down to the clash with Napoli in a fortnight.
‘He plays off both feet and has pace to make recovery tackles if he does make a positional error at the moment he’s been able to get out of trouble with his pace. But this kid for me, he’s on the march to be the best defender we’ve got in England. I rate him so highly. He’s calm, he’s cool and you need that when you’re under pressure.’
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Monaco
Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 Galatasaray
Atletico go through to the last 16, while Galatasaray’s hopes have taken a big blow with defeat in Russia.
Bookies are seeing a surge in bets from punters backing Liverpool to win the Europa League, according to research by betting data experts Bookmakers.tv
If Jurgen Klopp’s men go into the Europa League, it is just 3/1 to see them go on and win the competition.
Should they enter, Liverpool would be 4/1 favourites. Two out of the past three Europa League winners started the season in the Champions League, with that trend set to continue.
With Chelsea and Arsenal already installed as the two favourites to win Europe’s second competition, the odds on an English side winning are as low as 5/6.
Some live coverage of the buildup over on PSG’s Twitter feed, if that’s your game.
RED STAR XI: Borjan, Gobeljic, Degenek, Babic, Rodic, Srnic, Krsticic, Ben, Marin, Simic, Stojiljkovic
‘We have to step up and make steps forward. We have to grow in this competition in the critical moments. We have to step up to the individual challenges and ask how we support each other. I am confident we have the weapons and the talent.
‘I am not surprised by Liverpool’s performance. Jurgen (Klopp) has been there three years, lost only one key player in (Philippe) Coutinho and spent an awful lot of money to get this machine on the pitch every week. So now we will see if we can make these big, big steps.’
PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe
Jurgen Klopp was delivering a eulogy to Paris Saint-Germain when he chose two words to articulate what is required for such a fraught situation — big balls.
The last time he used such a colourful term was on the eve of the 2018 Champions League final, ahead of the clash with Real Madrid that ended in crushing disappointment. Now the moment was right to use it again.
With Liverpool’s prospects in this season’s tournament anything but certain, Klopp had a firm message — it is time to be brave.
‘Paris are a real package, defensively and offensively,’ said Klopp. ‘You have all their offensive players, then Adrien Rabiot, outstanding, Marco Verratti, the whole world wanted him two years ago. You cannot ignore that.
‘If we are not at our peak, we have no chance.
‘So you have to play football against them or you will never get rid of the pressure. With the ball, they make constant pressure so if you have the ball you have to control the game. You need really big balls to do that.’
‘Liverpool have a very strong team – but I do especially look at their front players. With Salah, Mane, and Firmino they have so much pace, so much creativity, and of course they are all big goal threats.
‘Throughout my career I have always wanted to test myself against the best — and at the moment you really can’t think of any teams in Europe who have a better front three than Liverpool.’
Liverpool’s front three have 16 of their 26 goals so far this season, while PSG’s trio have mustered 30 of their 46.
It’s a mouthwatering prospect to see the two going hammer and tong at each other tonight. The first round went to Liverpool in September, but what about round two?
Sportsmail’s BEN NAGLE took a look.
Liverpool’s under-19s were beaten for the first time in the UEFA Youth League this season as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to win in the French capital.
The Reds could have guaranteed a place in the last 16 – only the group winners qualify automatically – with a draw in Paris.
However they must now defeat Napoli at home on December 11, or otherwise face a possible play-off in order to progress.
The French giants, who traditionally play in dark blue, struck a groundbreaking deal earlier this season with Nike-owned basketball clothing brand Air Jordan.
Air Jordan have provided two strips for exclusive use in Europe. One is all white and the other black, though neither are designated as PSG’s automatic home kit.
Neymar and Co have worn the black kit in their first four Champions League Group C games this season, but have now chosen to debut the white version.
PSG’s European shirts feature the Jumpman logo which is a trademark of Nike’s Michael Jordan brand.
Plenty going on in Group C, where our attention will be tonight. All four teams can finish in any of the four positions. It is very much on a knife edge, find out all the permutations here.
They are underway at the Wanda Metropolitano. Head over to join NATHAN SALT for all the latest updates from the early kick-off in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid v Monaco (17.55)
Borussia Dortmund v Bruges
PSV Eindhoven v Barcelona
Tottenham v Inter Milan
Napoli v Red Star Belgrade
PSG v Liverpool
Lokomotiv Moscow v Galatasaray (17.55)
Porto v Schalke
All kick-off times 20.00 unless stated
Hello and welcome to live coverage of one of the biggest ties of this Champions League group stage.
Liverpool visit Paris Saint-Germain, with kick off just over two hours away in the French capital. Victory for Liverpool and the last 16 beckons, and a humiliating exit for Neymar and Co will edge ever closer.
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