Newcastle United delivered a resounding victory over French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the recent Champions League match.
In response to PSG’s 4-1 loss to Newcastle United in the Champions League, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi shared his thoughts. The French champions were left in disbelief following their defeat at St James’ Park, where goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, and Fabian Schar led to their most significant group stage defeat since a 3-0 loss to Chelsea in September 2004.
In contrast, this victory marked Newcastle United’s most substantial win in the competition, as they returned to the Champions League after a 20-year absence. Under the leadership of Eddie Howe, the team currently leads Group F after securing a point in their opening match against AC Milan at the San Siro.
According to the French publication Le Parisian, Al-Khelaifi was questioned about PSG’s loss during the weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix, to which he responded, “What game? I’m not sure what you’re referring to.” He went on to explain, “This summer, the club witnessed significant positive changes, far greater than anyone had expected. The process of establishing new foundations requires time, determination, patience, and persistence. We should not overreact.”
Subsequently, Luis Enrique’s team rebounded during the week, defeating Rennes 3-1 with goals from Vitinha, Achraf Hakimi, and Randal Kolo Muani.
Looking ahead, PSG aims to seek redemption when Newcastle United visits the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, November 28. Before that encounter, the Ligue 1 giants will face AC Milan in home and away matches, while the Magpies will do the same against Borussia Dortmund.
When these two teams face each other again, the qualification outlook for the group will become much clearer.