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Last-Gasp Mbappe Penalty Thwarts Newcastle’s Victory in Paris During UCL Clash


Last-Gasp Mbappe Penalty Thwarts Newcastle's Victory in Paris During UCL Clash

Newcastle’s hopes of a victory were dashed in a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain, marred by a contentious stoppage-time penalty decision that saw Kylian Mbappe successfully convert. Eddie Howe’s team had initially taken the lead with a goal from Alexander Isak in the first half. Despite facing relentless pressure from PSG in the latter stages of the game, Newcastle displayed resilience in defense. However, the late penalty awarded to the home side proved to be the equalizer, leaving Nick Pope, Newcastle’s goalkeeper, with no chance to save Mbappe’s precise spot-kick. The draw showcased Newcastle’s determination and ability to withstand formidable opposition, earning a hard-fought point on the road. The team’s initial lead, courtesy of Isak, underscored their competitiveness, but the late penalty altered the course of the match. Despite the disappointment of missing out on a win, Newcastle demonstrated commendable strength against one of Europe’s top football clubs in this closely contested encounter.


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