Neymar surpasses Kaka to set Champions League record

Elena Summers
November 29, 2018

With just 24 minutes played, Verratti lunged in high with studs up to catch Gomez high on the shin, and the referee immediately reached for his pocket, only to brandish a yellow card.

James Milner pulled one back late in the first-half from the penalty spot after a freaky foul from Angel Di Maria on Sadio Mane.

Liverpool must now beat Napoli in their final Champions League game by a 1-0 scoreline or by two clear goals, and Klopp wants the Anfield crowd to help them with another special European atmosphere.

PSG, who are unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season, face Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Setting up with a 4-4-2, the French side had a solid shape defensively, while their attacking play was at times too much for the Reds to handle.

Jurgen Klopp names a Liverpool side with two changes for tonight's crucial Champions League fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG: Buffon, Kehrer, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani.

FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 6 - A surprisingly astute introduction from Tuchel in place of Cavani, he was an ideal battering ram and makeshift defender as the clock ticked down. Tactically, this was a far more mature performance from PSG than any previously in the group.

But having fallen behind, it turned into a fractious affair and Liverpool could not find the equaliser, with PSG players taking their time in getting back to their feet after fouls.


With his goal, the PSG star moved past Kaka as Brazil's all-time leading scorer in the Champions League.

Before, during or after a game, there is never a tiresome moment when Jurgen Klopp is around.

The Liverpool forward was hit by illness after his side's 3-0 win at Watford in the Premier League and declared a doubt for Wednesday's showdown.

Starting XI: Alisson (8*); Gomez (5), Lovren (5), Van Dijk (6), Robertson (7); Milner (6), Henderson (5), Wijnaldum (5); Salah (5), Firmino (6), Mane (7).

Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are among those the manager can call upon in reserve.

Liverpool bookings, and constant interruptions for apparent injuries to PSG players, infuriated Klopp.

Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund ensured they will advance from Group A, and Porto won Group D with a game to spare with Schalke advancing as runner-up.

There were plenty of candidates for this unwanted award in a red shirt, however Dejan Lovren, who was brought in to give Liverpool some defensive solidity, had a tough night.

Liverpool now sit second in Group C - level on points with Napoli and one point ahead of PSG - so Jurgen Klopp's men will seal qualification to the next phase with a win tonight as long as Red Star also fail to beat Napoli in Italy.

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