Istanbul Basaksehir 0-2 PSG: Kean the match-winner with two goals

Istanbul Basaksehir 0-2 PSG: Moise Kean is the match-winner after second-half double gives French champions three vital Champions League points… but concern as Neymar hobbles off injured in first-half

  • PSG star Neymar was substituted in the 26th minute with a worrying injury
  • The Ligue 1 champions eventually netted in the 64th minute through Moise Kean
  • The striker, on loan from Everton, got his second with a neat volleyed finish
  • It means Thomas Tuchel’s side are on the board in Champions League Group H 

Moise Kean’s double got PSG off the mark in their Champions League campaign in a win over Istanbul Basaksehir which saw Neymar hobble off in the first-half with an injury. 

The Brazilian initially grimaced while clutching his ankle before he received medical treatment and was substituted in the 27th minute, in an otherwise uneventful first-half. 

But after losing their opener to Manchester United last week, Thomas Tuchel needed someone to step up on Wednesday and it proved to be Italian striker Kean, on loan from Everton, who notched his first with a header from Kylian Mbappe’s corner and his second with a clever left-footed volley on the turn. 

More to follow…   

Moise Kean headed in PSG’s opener in the second-half from Kylian Mbappe’s corner

The striker on loan from Everton has hit the ground running since his arrival in Paris

The Italian sealed all three points in Istanbul with a clever left-footed volley on the turn

Neymar initially went down clutching his ankle after a heavy challenge on Wednesday night

Neymar was substituted in the 27th minute and PSG fans wait to see how bad the damage is

Istanbul Basaksehir: Gunok, Da Silva, Skrtel, Epureanu, Bolingoli Mbombo (Kaldirim 63), Ozcan, Topal (Ba 68), Kahveci, Visca, Crivelli (de Paula 81), Turuc (Aleksic 81)

Subs not used: Babacan, Kivanc, Gulbrandsen, Ponck, Kaplan, Karakus

Goals: None

Booked:  Epureanu, Topal, Crivelli 

PSG: Navas, Florenzi (Kehrer 73) Danilo Pereira, Kimpembe, Kurzawa (Bakker 87), Di Maria (Rafinha 73), Ander Herrera (Gueye 87), Marquinhos, Neymar (Sarabia 27) Kean, Mbappe 

Subs not used: Randriamamy, Sergio Rico, Diallo, Dagba, Pembele, Fadiga, Ruiz-Atil

Goals: Kean 64, 79

Booked: Kehrer

Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)




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