The match between Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir, which was canceled in the 14th minute, found a clear winner a day too late. Earlier there had been problems with the fourth official.
The interruption of the game on Tuesday due to the racism scandal surrounding the Romanian fourth official Sebastian Coltescu could not stop Paris St. Germain in the Champions League on the way to group victory. A day late, coach Thomas Tuchel’s team won against Istanbul Basaksehir 5: 1 (3: 0) and pushed RB Leipzig off the top of the table in Group H.
Before the game, which continued at the 14th minute on Wednesday, the pros of both teams knelt to make a “Black lives matter” gesture. The new referee team, led by the Dutchman Danny Makkelie, also took part in this campaign.
One-sided game in Paris
Coltescu had started the scandal by a statement about Istanbul assistant coach Pierre Webo against referee Ovidiu Hategan. Coltescu described Webo to his countryman as a “black man”. Both teams then left the field in protest.
In a one-sided game, the French champions set the course for victory before half-time. Superstar Neymar scored in the 21st and 38th minute, Kylian Mbappé converted a penalty kick in the 42nd minute). After the break, Neymar (50th) and Mbappe (62nd) were again successful, Mehmet Topal (57th) scored for the overwhelmed guests.
Liverpool only draws against outsiders
The English champions FC Liverpool, who had already qualified for the second round of the royal class, had to settle for a 1-1 (1-0) draw with the Danish champions FC Midtjylland in Herning. The lightning-fast lead from striker Mohamed Salah after just 57 seconds was not enough for coach Jürgen Klopp’s team to win. Alexander Scholz (62nd) equalized with a penalty.
Robin Gosens could cheer. With Atalanta Bergamo, the German international won 1-0 (0-0) at Ajax Amsterdam. Thanks to this success, which Luis Muriel (85th) ensured, the Italians reached the second round. The hosts, on the other hand, were outnumbered in the past eleven minutes and had to be relegated to the Europa League.