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Champions League: Man Utd, PSG revenge first leg defeats to Başakşehir, RB Leipzig


Manchester United defeated İstanbul Başakşehir 4-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night to revenge the 2-1 away defeat in Turkey.

Bruno Fernandes put the home tea ahead in the 7th minute of the game with a super shot, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

The Portuguese made it 2-0 12 minutes later, giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men the control though the away team look to chip in one.

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Fernandes selflessly passed on the chance to bag his Champions League hattrick by leaving a penalty to Marcus Rashford who made it 3-0 in the 35th minute.

Deniz Türüç 75th minute freekick gave the away team a consolation but Daniel James 90+2′ goal restored United’s three-goal lead after a pass from Mason Greenwood.

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Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain restored their chances of qualifying for the next round of the tournament after defeating RB Leipzig 1-0 at the Parc De Princes.

Tuchel’s men suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany with the absence of star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe due to injuries.

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The French champions,  however, benefitted from their return in the second leg as Neymar’s 11th-minute penalty sealed the deal for the French side.

United lead with nine points, followed by PSG in second place, levelled on six points with their-placed RB Leipzig while Başakşehir lie fourth with just three points after four games each.