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UEFA Champions League: PSG thrash Celtic to set scoring record; Barca rattles Juventus in goalless draw

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Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) thrashed Glasgow based club Celtic 7-1 on Wednesday in UEFA Champions League Group stage Matchday 5 at the Parc Des Princes in Paris. While their last year’s Champions League opponents Barcelona were held at Turin in their goalless draw with Serie A giants Juventus.

UEFA Champions League: PSG thrash Celtic to set scoring record; Barca rattles Juventus in goalless draw

“Sometimes you just have to take your hat off in terms of the quality,” PSG manager Emery said

Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) continued their winning run after thrashing Scottish side Celtic 7-1 on Wednesday at the Parc Des Princes in Paris. Emery’s side despite taking an early blow through Celtic in the first half again restored humiliating scoreline for the Scottish club as PSG were again rampant by registering a 7-1 win in the reverse fixture. With the win PSG cemented their name in the history books by scoring the most number of goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage since the competition’s inception. “Sometimes you just have to take your hat off in terms of the quality,” he told BT Sport.

“It’s a top team with top players. Our players gave absolutely everything, they ran themselves into the ground,” PSG manager Unai Emery said in a statement. The much-expected win was secured by familiar names once again as Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe were the names that exploited the goal scoring sheet for the Paris outfit. Along with the formidable striking force, Defender Dani Alves and returning midfielder Marco Verratti were also on target for the dark horses, who are now considered as strong favourites to lift the famous trophy this season.

“There are still some details to improve, such as the loss of the ball, the position of the players in the recovery, choosing when to take the space, to have possession at this or that moment, but I think that the team has made very good things,” PSG manager was quoted as saying. PSG tamers in 2016, FC Barcelona left their talisman Lionel Messi on the bench as the Catalan club battled Serie A giants Juventus in a 0-0 draw in Turin. “He has built up a lot of games and we thought this time he could come on for the second half,” said Valverde, as quoted by AS.

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