Maccabi Haifa vs. PSG result: Messi, Mbappe, Neymar combine for first time ever in a Champions League match
The hosts started brightly in Israel, troubling PSG throughout a frenetic first 45 minutes, but it was not to be as PSG outclassed Maccabi Haifa in a 3-1 win to stay perfect through two Champions League group stage games.
It denotes the initial time ever that Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar all found the rear of the net in similar Bosses Association match. That demonstrated a lot for Maccabi Haifa, whose vivacious first half basically ran dry.
Tjarron Chery put Haifa in front before the half-hour mark, sending a boisterous Sammy Ofer Stadium into a frenzy, and leaving PSG shockingly down a goal. Haifa goalkeeper Josh Cohen stood tall on a number of occasions to protect the early lead, but would eventually succumb to one of the greatest players of all-time.
Messi tracked down PSG’s balancer on 37 minutes, getting extraordinary help from a sneaky Mbappe, giving PSG something to enjoy after a generally unstable first-a portion of that saw the hosts tire PSG out.
After the break, PSG eventually wore Haifa down with pure class and skill. Mbappe would find PSG’s second on a great vertical ball by Messi, and Neymar put the game away late after latching onto a long-ball from Marco Verratti.
The overall performance from Haifa, especially in the first half, deserves plaudits as they troubled one of the world’s best teams for the full 45 minutes, but they just couldn’t keep up the tempo all game, succumbing to a supremely talented squad.
Maccabi Haifa vs. PSG final score
24th min — MHA — Tjarron Chery
37th min — PSG — Lionel Messi
69th min — PSG — Kylian Mbappe
88th min — PSG — Neymar
Can PSG keep out-classing teams?
We as a whole know that PSG, on paper, have quite possibly of the best group on the planet. They’ve demonstrated as much endlessly time once more, doing as such on one more event today in Israel.
Mbappe, Messi and Neymar are an unstoppable force up front.
All things considered, it seems like PSG are taking down groups on ability rather than on attachment, science, or strategies. The Parisians were second-best through huge periods in both their Bosses Association matches to date. Against Juventus, they took a mid 2-0 lead prior to disintegrating late and scarcely holding tight, while today they were upset reliably through the principal half by Maccabi Haifa.
Surely at some point, if this continues, a better team like Manchester City, Real Madrid, or Bayern Munich will put PSG to the sword during these spells of trouble, and the Parisians won’t be able to simply flex their muscles and come out in front after 90 minutes.
Maccabi Haifa can be proud
It was a spectacular performance from the hosts tonight in every facet of the game.
Maccabi Haifa were not afraid to venture forward, holding long spells of possession and forcing PSG to defend in earnest. They attacked the PSG penalty area and put the visiting defenders under pressure.
At the other end, the defense played bravely, throwing their bodies in front of shots and remaining tactically organized. They didn’t back down from 50/50 challenges, and often bested PSG in the air. The goalkeeper stood tall on a number of occasions, only beaten when the defensive line broke down in full.
Indeed, even the group powerfully dazzled, singing in full voice for the whole an hour and a half, in any event, when PSG scored and celebrated right in front of them. A presentation the whole Haifa people group can be pleased with, even in disgrace.