Bruno Guimaraes and Newcastle United had a ‘night to remember’ on Wednesday at St James’ Park.
Newcastle won the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years, defeating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 in their first match at St James’ Park.
The Magpies claimed a historic victory thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, and Fabian Schar. Guimaraes was instrumental in the victory, providing a dinked ball to the back post that set up Burn’s first-half header.
United’s sixth win in six outings puts them atop their Champions League group after two games. Eddie Howe’s team began their Champions League campaign last month with a 0-0 draw at AC Milan.
And Guimaraes, whose new deal at Newcastle is set to be confirmed in the coming days, took to social media to react to the victory against PSG.
“One night to remember forever!” Guimaraes tweeted. “Very proud of the team! We have the best fans in the world! We keep going. Unbelievable performance for everyone.”
The Brazilian midfielder has extended his contract with Newcastle until June 2028. In January 2022, he joined The Magpies from Lyon in the midst of a relegation struggle for £40 million.
One night to remember forever! Very proud of the team! We have the best fans in the world! We keep going. Unbelievable performance for everyone 🖤🤍3️⃣9️⃣ pic.twitter.com/4AxzSGMvry
— Bruno Guimarães (@brunoog97) October 4, 2023
Just over a year and a half later, The Magpies are back in the Champions League. Guimaraes has committed his future to the club, although his new contract apparently includes a £100 million release clause.