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Newcastle 3-1 PSG – LIVE: Local lads Sean Longstaff and Dan Burn net against European giants in first Champions League match at raucous St James’ for 20 years… before visitors pull one back

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Newcastle 3-1 PSG

Newcastle look slightly assured in possession than they had done until Hernandez’s goal, while PSG are finally starting to look threatening. The visitors win a couple of corners, before Mbappe miscontrols a pass and a good chance goes begging.

GOAL! Newcastle 3-1 PSG – Hernandez 56'

And just as I type that, PSG are back in it. Out of nowhere, the Ligue 1 side put together a decent spell of possession, with Dembele cutting in from the right to lay the ball off to Zaire-Emery, who lifts a lovely little ball into the box for Hernandez, who evades the Newcastle defence to head home.

There’s a VAR check, but the goal stands.

Newcastle 3-1 PSG

Luis Enrique looks completely crestfallen on the bench, much as his side have done on the pitch tonight. PSG have created next to nothing, while Newcastle have been praxtically flawless.

GOAL! Newcastle 3-0 PSG – Longstaff 50'

Oh my word. Newcastle have a third and it’s another local lad, as Sean Longstaff finds the net after a simple, yet brilliantly effective move.

Newcastle move the ball from left to right, with Longstaff allowed to roam into the box unmarked where he receives Trippier’s diagonal pass.

He takes one touch to control the ball and then smashes the ball under Donnarumma’s arms and into the net, though the PSG keeper should’ve done much better.

A local boy scoring at the Gallowgate End in the Champions League. Newcastle are in dreamland!

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

PSG continue to dominate possession, much as they did in the first half, but their tempo is just as pedestrian as it was in the first 45 minutes.

They can’t bypass Newcastle’s pressing and you get the feeling Luis Enrique may have to make a change soon if he is to shake his team into life.

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

PSG begin the second half with a spell of possession, which comes to an end as Longstaff smashes into Ugarte and receives some stern words from the referee.


The second half is underway at St James’ Park, where the rain appears to have relented a bit.

Half-time results in the Champions League

Time to check in on the other half-time scores around the continent.

Manchester City lead RB Leipzig 1-0, while it’s all square in Glasgow between Celtic and Lazio at 1-1.

In Newcastle’s group, it’s still goalless in Dortmund between the hosts and AC Milan, while Red Star lead Young Boys 1-0 in Belgrade and Barcelona are 1-0 up away at Porto.

HALF-TIME Newcastle 2-0 PSG

Peep. Peep. There goes the hal-time whistle and Newcastle are 2-0 up against PSG!

The hosts have been superb and fully deserve their lead, while PSG have been majorly disappointing so far.

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

Gumaraes is booked for bringing down Ugarte as Newcastle’s last attack of the half fizzes out.

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

We’re into seven minutes of addd time and Hakimi is lucky to escape a second booking as he tugs at Gordon’s shirt. Notjhing comes of the free-kick and PSG’s subsequent counterattack ends after Dembele is left without support.

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

It took VAR ages to check the goal. Initially, Guimaraes was adjuged to have been offside by the linesman as he crossed for Burn, but as VAR checks for offsides in the Champions League unlike the Premier League, you have to wonder what was being checked.

‘Unless the system had shut down for a second, I don’t know why it took so long [to award the goal],’ says Jermaine Jenas on TNT.

‘I can only think that they had been looking at something else – if Jamal Lascelles had handled the ball when he went in for the header. Because there was no other reason for it to take so long

Newcastle 2-0 PSG

Hakimi was booked in the aftermath of the VAR review, which means both PSG fullbacks are now on a yellow.

GOAL! Newcastle 2-0 PSG – Burn 39'

Newcastle have a second! The flag went up after Burn’s header was saved, but VAR intervenes to rule on the incident again. The replay clearly shows Burn’s header crossed the line, despite Donnarumma’s superb effort.

The VAR offside checks in the Champions League are automated, so VAR must be checking something else. Perhaps whether Lascelles handled the ball int he build up.

The decision takes ages, but it’s a positive one for those of a Newcastle persuasion as Burn’s header is adjuged to have crossed the line. It’s 2-0!

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

What is happening here? Donnarumma pulls off a difficult save following Isak’s header, before repelling Guimaraes’ effort. He then outdoes himself, with a frankly sensational save to claw Burn’s header out of the goal.

It’s an astonishing save, Burn’s header looked to be well over the line, but the goal technology system clearly had other ideas.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

Hernandez is the first man in the book, as he clatters Almiron, who has been electric, on the edge of the box after the Newcastle goalscorer had again had the better of him oin the right flank.

Trippier swings in the resulting free-kick and it’s pandemonium in the biox, with Newcastle appealing for a handball as Isak’s header is deflected.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

Strapped up a la Terry Butcher, Isak is finally back. Bruno Guimaraes, meanwhile, continues to have the freedom of the midfield as PSG struggle to get a grip on the former Lyon man.

This, dare I say it, has been comfortable for Newcastle so far.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

PSG are dominating possession, but have created very little of note and Newcastle will be delighted with how this match has panned out so far. Luis Enrique looks agitated on the touchline, while Howe is deep in conversation with one of his assistants.

Meanwhile, Isak receives treatment after clattering into a PSG defender.The Newcastle striker looks in a spot of bother here and appears to be bleeding from his forehead.

The rain continues. Unrelenting.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

Schar is down and gets up gingerly after complaining of a shoulder issue, but seems OK to continue. Meanwhile, Gordon continues to harass PSG defenders as son as they receive the ball.

The Ligue 1 giants have looked spooked by the pressing so far and have struggled to create any clear cut chances, let alone put together a sustained spell of pressure.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

Newcastle almost have a second! Almiron wins a corner, from which he then pulls the ball across the box for Schar, whose effort is inches wide of the post.

Half of St James’ Park must have thought he’d scored.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

PSG respoind well as Zaire-Emery lets one go from 20 yards out, which looks menacing but goes wide of the post. Earlier, Kolo Muani had fizzed a low cross into the box, which was well cleared.

Newcastle 1-0 PSG

Almiron is Newcastle’s first goalscorer in the Champions League since Alan Shearer found the net at the San Siro against Inter Milan 20 years ago.

Newcastle have scored in every home game this season and Almiron’s goal has, if possible, dialled the volume up even louder.

The challenge for Howe’s men now is to channel that energy in the right way.

GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-0 PSG – Almiron 17'

Newcastle have lift off! PSG are passing the ball at the back with ease, until Marquinhos inexplicably looks to chip the ball over Guimaraes, who heads it towards Isak.

The Newcastle striker gets the ball under control and fires towards goal, only for Donnarumma to deny him with a fine save but he can’t do anything about Almiron’s follow up as St James’ Park erupts.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

Newcastle win the ball well in their defensive third and move it forward swiftly, WITH Almiron skipping past a player but blazes over the bar. It’s a poor effort as he had options either side of him,

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

Dembele and Mbappe have come deep to receive the ball so far and both have drifted inside more often than not, but Newcastle have allowed them little space to move forward.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

Lascelles reads the situation well and intervenes just as Mbappe looked to break clear following a lovely pass from Hernandez. The frantic pace of the first few minutes has dropped a little, while it’s absolutely lashing it down at St James’ Park.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

Newcastle win a free-kick after Gordon is fouled, but it comes to nothing as PSG deal with the delivery well. Eddie Howe will be pleased by how his side have started, with Tonali, Guimaraes and Gordon all looking lively.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

So close for PSG! Mbappe receives the ball on the left and is inexplicably granted enough time to pick a pass, which he does as he swings the ball across the box for Dembele, who volleys just wide of the post.

It’s a timely remeinder of what PSG can do and it momentarily quietens the crowd.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

PSG look to make inroads, with Dembele almost releasing Hakimi before Burn intervenes. Then Gordon chases down a lost cause like a man possessed and nearly forces PSG into an error.

His pressing is met with a roar of approval.

Newcastle 0-0 PSG

Newcastle have come out of the blocks with purpose, their pressing forcing PSG into an early mistake. Expect more of the same throughout the night.


Newcastle players gather ijn a huddle, while Mbappe looks around with the look of a man who’s seen it and done it all before and we’re off.

Champions League football is back in Newcastle!

Right, then. Here we go. Champions League football is officially back at St James’ Park after two decades as the teams walk out onto the pitch to a raucous reception, which seems to get even louder as the Champions League anthem is played.

The atmosphere is absolutely electric. Is that a cliche? Maybe. Is it also very apt on such occasions? Also yes.

What an atmosphere at St James' Park

Newcastle are pulling out all the stops, with a loud rendition of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds echoing around the ground.

The song, of course, is Ajax’s unofficial anthem and European royalty doesn’t come bigger than the Dutch club.

St James’ Park is a sea of black and white. Say what you like about plastic flags, but this is truly quite the scene.

A chilly night in store for Mbappe?

The big question on everyone’s mind – OK, for some of us at least – is not whether Kylian Mbappe can do it on a coolWednesday night on the Toon, but whether he will be wearing gloves.

If the warm-up is anything to go by, the Frenchman has opted to ditch the gloves he wore in training yesterday.

Eddie Howe: 'We've done our work on Mbappe'

Eddie Howe believes Newcastle have done their homwork on Mbappe.

‘Of course we’ve done our work on him and we have to respect the talent that he has. I think a lot will depend today on where he plays,’ he tells TNT Sport.

‘A lot will depend on whether hee plays off the left or in a more central position. We’re prepared for both. The hard bit is implementing our plan to nullify his threat.

Eddie Howe: 'It's a special night'

If Eddie Howe is feeling the pressure ahead of his home debut in the Champions League, he certainly isn’t showing it.

He’s been speaking to TNT Sport: ‘It’s very special … you come here and see what it means to everybody ,’ he says.

‘We want to succeed, do well, it’s going to be a big night for us … it’s about the detail, we’ve got to get it right … we have to be tactically aware of what we have to do.

‘Hopefully we have a fast start and it will settle us down, we come into this game in good form, we’ve got some very good players underneath that ability, team spirit and commitment.

Luis Enrique wary of Toon Army

St James’ is sure to be bouncing for the first Champions League game here in 20 years and PSG boss Luis Enrique sounded a fearful note.

Enrique played and scored for Barcelona in the first ever Champions League match at St James’ in 1997, when Tino Asprilla scored a famous hat-trick in a 3-2 victory for the hosts.

‘They are the team from pot four that no one wanted,’ said the Spaniard.

‘We know they play at a very high level. They are good in possession, and then off the ball, they play with a very high press. They’re almost a complete football team, really.

‘It wasn’t easy back then – and I don’t suppose it will be easy tomorrow. It is a hostile atmosphere, but hostile from a sporting point of view.

‘It is a spectacular place to play, and it is going to be interesting to see how my players cope with playing at St James’ Park. I am envious of them, because they get to experience it first hand out on the pitch.’

Kieran Trippier: 'My son wants to walk out of the tunnel with Kylian Mbappe'

Kieran Trippier’s son will be one of the mascot at St James’ Park tonight, but six-year-old Jacob has risked his dad’s ire by suggesting he wants to walk out alongside Kylian Mbappe!

‘I was having a bit of banter with him last night, and he said he wanted to walk out with Mbappe instead of me – I wasn’t really happy with that!’ Trippier said.

‘He’s obsessed with him, always watching his clips on YouTube . I said, “If you get to walk out with Mbappe, you don’t look at me in the tunnel!”.’

Their duel is a fascinating sub-plot to the showpiece fixtures of this week’s Champions League group matches. Right-back versus left-winger. Newcastle’s best versus Paris Saint-Germain ’s best. It is where the game could be won and lost.

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Eddie Howe: 'Newcastle must control emotions'

Eddie Howe expects a raucous atmosphere at St James’ Park, but has warned his players must keep their emotions in check.

‘I can’t wait to experience the home atmosphere and what our fans create,’ he said in his pre-match press conference.

‘I think it will be a really memorable night and hopefully our performance will make it that way, too.

The fans will bring their positivity, noise, enthusiasm and love for the game. It’s up to us to use that powerfully and positively on the pitch. You can use too much emotion on the pitch, but I think we’ve been getting that balance right at home.”

PSG team news

Starting XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Lucas Hernández; Dembélé, Ugarte, Zaïre-Emery; Kolo Muani, Gonçalo Ramos, Mbappé.

What's the situation in Group F?

Newcastle kicked off their first Champions League campaign in two decades with a creditable 0-0 draw at the San Siro against AC Milan.

They were not perfect in Milan a fortnight ago and escaped with a point despite conceding 26 shots, while PSG beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 courtesy of goals from Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi.

The Toon have won all three of their matches since that draw in the San Siro so shouldn’t be short of confidence.

These included an 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and a 2-0 home league win over Burnley.

PSG, meanwhile, thrashed their great rivals Marseille 4-0 before being held to an unexpected 0-0 draw at Clermont, leaving them fifth in Ligue 1.

Tonight's Champions League fixtures

A busy night is in store across Europe, with all the below fixtures kicking off at 8pm BST, aside from Atletico Madrid vs Feyenoord and Antwerp vs Shakhtar.

Manchester City are in action in Germany against RB Leipzig, while Celtic host Lazio.

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Newcastle team news

Starting XI: Pope; Trippier, Lascelles (c), Schär, Burn; Longstaff, Bruno, Tonali; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.

Subs: Dubravka, Karius, Dummett, Targett, Hall, Livramento, Anderson, L. Miley

The Toon are all smiles

Tension? What tension?

The Oil-Clasico?

The clash at St James’ Park pits the two richest clubs in football one against each other, with Newcastle majority owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and PSG bankrolled by Qatar.

That makes the fixture intriguing from a geopolitical standpoint, given the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been frosty at best in recent times.

An economic blockade spilled over into the sport scene with BeIN Sports, led by its chairman and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, were banned from operating in Saudi Arabia.

BeIN filed protests over the emerge of pirate operator, beoutQ, which they alleged was backed by Saudi Arabia and had been broadcasting Premier League matches over a four-year period.

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And so to Tyneside then, which last welcome Champions League football 20 years ago when Newcastle lost to Barcelona 2-0.

To put that into context, Tony Blair was serving his second term at Downing Street, Girls Aloud topped the UK charts and Kylian Mbappe was five years old.

It is, in other words, been a long time since the Toon Army tasted this kind of night.

But glamorous European ties could become par for the course under Newcastle’s new ownership, who has made no mystery of their desire to make a splash in the Champions League.

European football’s biggest trophy has been at the forefront of PSG’s thoughts since the Qatar Sports Investment took over in 2012, but it has proved frustratingly elusive so far.

Good evening and welcome!

Good evening and welcome to St James’ Park, where Newcastle face Paris Saint-Germain in their blockbuster Champions League clash tonight.

Coming up we’ll have all the build-up and team news from Newcastle ahead of kick-off and then all the action from 8pm.

If last night’s Champions League action is anything to go by, we could be in for a cracking night of European football.


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