Paris Saint-Germain beat Juventus 2-1 in their Group H match to get off to the best possible start in the Champions League. Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the first half.
PSG’s main goal for the season is to win the Champions League, and that goal was accomplished in their opening match as the club’s talisman made it an easy night for the hosts at the Parc des Princes.
A well-executed goal by Neymar and Mbappe gave PSG the lead just six minutes into the game. When Mbappe received a pass from Neymar that was dinked over the Juve defense, he volleyed the ball with his right foot into the bottom corner.
In the 18th minute, Gianluigi Donnarumma made an incredible reflex save to stop Arkadiusz Milik from scoring with a header. Four minutes later, Mbappe increased PSG’s lead. This time, Mbappe and Hakimi quickly exchanged passes before Mbappe slammed the ball into the bottom corner.
Weston McKennie, a halftime substitution for Juventus, scored the team’s first goal in the second half. The American gave Juventus a chance to recover by nodding in a Filip Kostic cross in the 53rd minute.
When Dusan Vlahovic met Juan Cuadrado’s inswinger four minutes later, Donnarumma was able to parry it away to his right as Juventus understood that throwing crosses into the box could be their ticket back into the game.
Juventus was unable to maintain their momentum. After that, PSG controlled the ball with their greatest opportunity coming from Kylian Mbappe’s tight miss in the 64th minute, which was followed by securely earning a victory.