RB Leipzig snatch last-gasp draw against PSG to send Man City top of group after Dominik Szoboszlai's injury-time penalty - after Georginio Wijnaldum's brace had put French side in control

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RB Leipzig snatch last-gasp draw against PSG to send Man City top of group after Dominik Szoboszlai's injury-time penalty - after Georginio Wijnaldum's brace had put French side in control

  • Christopher Nkunku scored the opening goal of the game for RB Leipzig
  • But summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum slotted home the equaliser  
  • The Dutch captain then scored again to put Mauricio Pochettino's men on top 
  • But a late penalty earned the home side a deserved point from the 2-2 draw  

Two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum weren't enough for PSG to beat Leipzig as the German club salvaged a 2-2 draw with a stoppage-time penalty in the Champions League on Wednesday.

PSG were on course for a win to go top of Group A ahead of Manchester City until Presnel Kimpembe fouled Christopher Nkunku and gave away a penalty. 

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had saved another Leipzig penalty earlier, but this time substitute Dominik Szoboszlai's shot was just out of his reach as Leipzig earned their first point of the season.

Dominik Szoboszlai scored a late penalty to earn a well-deserved point for RB Leipzig

Dominik Szoboszlai scored a late penalty to earn a well-deserved point for RB Leipzig

 Dominik Szoboszlai scored a late penalty to earn a well-deserved point for RB Leipzig

Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in the first half to put PSG back in control

Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in the first half to put PSG back in control

The Dutch midfielder has struggled since his summer move but was integral on the night

The Dutch midfielder has struggled since his summer move but was integral on the night 

PSG arrived without the injured Lionel Messi but with Kylian Mbappe back from illness, though it was Wijnaldum who provided the scoring.

However, it was Leipzig that came out attacking and took the lead through former PSG forward Nkunku in the eighth minute with a diving header off a cross from Andre Silva. 

Leipzig's record of spirited defeats means Nkunku has now scored five times in this season's group stage, none of them in a winning cause.

Donnarumma stopped PSG falling further behind soon after when he saved Silva's penalty after the Portuguese forward was held by Danilo while bearing down on goal. 

Wijnaldum celebrates the equaliser at Red Bull Arena in the Champions League group game

Wijnaldum celebrates the equaliser at Red Bull Arena in the Champions League group game

Christopher Nkunku headed in the opening goal of the game to give RB Leipzig the lead

Christopher Nkunku headed in the opening goal of the game to give RB Leipzig the lead

From there, PSG started to impose themselves on the game and scored with their first real chance in the 21st minute, Mbappe setting up Wijnaldum with a smartly weighted pass for the Dutch midfielder to add the finish.

Video review was needed for Wijnaldum's second goal when he headed in after a corner was flicked on by Marquinhos. The flag went up for offside, but VAR showed he was just onside. Leipzig kept pushing through the second half and eventually earned the penalty.

Manchester City lead the group after beating Brugge 4-1 in the other game Wednesday. City host PSG in the next round of games on November 24. Leipzig can no longer qualify despite the late equaliser. 

The Frenchman is enjoying a stellar season and continued his rich vein of form

The Frenchman is enjoying a stellar season and continued his rich vein of form 

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