Champions League: Paris Saint Germain tops Maccabi Haifa 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

HAIFA. Paris Saint Germain was able to turn the table against Maccabi Haifa.


HAIFA. Paris Saint Germain was able to turn the table against Maccabi Haifa. It was Maccabi Haifa to score first with a goal from T. Chery. However, later Paris Saint Germain found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with L. Messi (37′), K. Mbappe (69′) and Neymar (88′). Paris Saint Germain took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Sammy Ofer Stadium stadium in Haifa on Wednesday and it started at 10:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Siebert with the assistance of Jan Seidel and Rafael Foltyn. The 4th official was Daniel Schlager. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 24 degrees Celsius or 75.2 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 68%.​

Match Statistics

Paris Saint Germain was in firm control of the ball 56% while Maccabi Haifa was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Paris Saint Germain was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Paris Saint Germain won the encounter.​

Maccabi Haifa shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target.


Maccabi Haifa received 3 yellow cards (O. Atzili, D. Haziza and F. Pierrot). On the other side, Paris Saint Germain received 1 yellow card (Neymar).

After playing this match, Maccabi Haifa stays with 0 points to occupy the 4th place in the table. while Paris Saint Germain has 3 points (2nd).

Match Events

  • 24'

    T. Chery

  • 37'

    L. Messi

  • 50'

    O. Atzili

  • 55'

    A. Seck

    D. Sundgren

  • 60'

    D. Haziza

  • 69'

    K. Mbappe

    L. Messi

  • 74'

    F. Ruiz


  • 76'

    D. David

    O. Atzili

  • 77'

    F. Pierrot

  • 83'

    A. Hakimi

    N. Mukiele

  • 88'


  • 89'


  • 90'

    M. Tchibota

    P. Cornud

  • 90'

    N. Rukavytsya

    F. Pierrot

  • 90'

    C. Soler


Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Maccabi Haifa will play away with Juventus on the 5th of October with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Juventus (0 draws).

Paris Saint Germain will play away against Benfica on the 5th of October with a 3-2 head to head record in favor of Benfica (1 draw).

Maccabi Haifa: Formation and Lineups

Maccabi Haifa started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

The manager Barak Bakhar chose to play with the following team: Josh Cohen (6.1), Dolev Haziza (6.4), Daniel Sundgren (7.0), Dylan Batubinsika (7.1), Sean Goldberg (6.3), Pierre Cornud (6.3), Tjaronn Chery (7.4), Neta Lavi (6.4), Mohammad Abu Fani (7.2), Omer Atzili (6.6) and Frantzdy Pierrot (6.2).


Maccabi Haifa made 4 changes: D. Sundgren for A. Seck (55′), O. Atzili for D. David (76′), P. Cornud for M. Tchibota (90′) and F. Pierrot for N. Rukavytsya (90′).

Top player: Tjaronn Chery

Probably the most impressive player in Maccabi Haifa was Tjaronn Chery.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 31 passes (93% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 3.

Paris Saint Germain: Formation and Lineups

Paris Saint Germain started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the other side, Christophe Galtier played with: Gianluigi Donnarumma (7.2), Sergio Ramos (6.5), Marquinhos (6.4), Danilo Pereira (6.7), Nordi Mukiele (6.7), Marco Verratti (7.4), Vitinha (7.2), Nuno Mendes (6.7), Lionel Messi (9.1), Neymar (7.3) and Kylian Mbappé (7.8).


Paris Saint Germain made 3 changes: Vitinha for F. Ruiz (74′), N. Mukiele for A. Hakimi (83′) and Neymar for C. Soler (90′).

Top player: Lionel Messi

The player who no doubt impressed Paris Saint Germain the most was Lionel Messi.

His rating is (9.1) with 1 goal, 54 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.

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