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UEFA Champions League:Olivier Giroud Scores Winner as AC Milan Beat PSG While Manchester City Clinch last 16 Spot

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud, with a powerful header early in the second half, secured a thrilling 2-1 victory over Paris St Germain in the Champions League Group F.


This win marked the Italian side’s first triumph in this season’s competition.

Former Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniarhad put PSG ahead but their advantage was short-lived, as Rafael Leao scored a remarkable acrobatic equalizer just three minutes later.

Giroud’s goal just after the break sealed a precious victory in front of 75,649 enthusiastic fans at the San Siro.

In the current standings, AC Milan holds the third spot in the group with five points from four games, trailing behind PSG in second place, who have accumulated six points.

The group leaders, Borussia Dortmund, extended their lead with seven points following a 2-0 victory earlier on Tuesday against Newcastle United, who find themselves at the bottom of the table with four points.

The match at San Siro unfolded with an intense pace during the first half.

While the tempo naturally slowed in the second half, the game remained captivating.

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Milan had to endure mounting pressure from PSG towards the end.

“It was a high-level match, we knew the difficulty of coming to play here,” PSG captain Marquinhos told Canal.

“The second goal changes the match because we were good at that moment.We knew it (qualification for the knockout stages) would be hard if we didn’t win today, but we must not give up. Everything remains in our hands,”he added

Erling Halaand scores a brace against Young Boys

Erling Haaland netted two goals, propelling defending champions Manchester City into the Champions League’s last 16 with two group games still to play.

They achieved this with a convincing 3-0 win over Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their 100% record and lead Group G with 12 points from four games.

Young Boys, who were reduced to 10 men when Sandro Lauper was shown a red card in the 53rd minute, are fourth in the group with one point.

With 39 Champions League goals in 34 appearances, Haaland is on course to break the record fewest appearances to reach 40 goalscurrently held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, who achieved it in 45 games.

City applied pressure from kickoff and Haaland opened the scoring with a 23rd-minute penalty following Lauper’s tackle on Matheus Nunes in the box.

Just seconds before halftime, Phil Foden extended City’s lead as Jack Grealish found him wide on the field.

The English midfielder entered the box and defeated Racioppi with a precise low shot.

Haaland’s second goal, which marked his fourth in two matches against Young Boys, was a spectacular left-footed rocket from 20 yards out in the 51 minute.

After exchanging shirts with Young Boys captain Mohamed Ali Camara at halftime, Haaland received a standing ovation from the home crowd when he was substituted minutes after scoring his goal.

City had several close calls, with one of the closest being Rico Lewis’s attempt that seemed destined for the net before being cleared off the line by Loris Benito.

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Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 17 Champions League games since losing 3-1 away to Real Madrid in the semi-finals in May 2022.

The treble winners will be hosting RB Leipzig on November 28 and will conclude the group stage with an away match against Red Star Belgrade on December 13.


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