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PSG 5-1 Istanbul Basaksehir, results, summary and goals: Champions League Group H

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PSG 5-1 Istanbul Basaksehir: Champions League as it happened

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Peep peep peeeep! It was a stroll for PSG, who have won Group H after hitting Istanbul for five, courtesy of a hat-trick by Neymar and a double for Mbappé. You got the feeling that Thomas Tuchel's men could have scored more than that if they had really wanted to.

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Pembélé goes into the book for an overzealous challenge on Chadli, handing Istanbul a chance to swing a set piece into the box.

The delivery is cleared only as far as Giuliano, who thrashes a shot well over the bar. And that will be that!

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Just the two minutes of time added on.

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Gueye is pulled back by Özcan just outside the box, giving Neymar a free-kick chance to grab his fourth of the night.

The Brazilian bends his effort straight into the wall, however.

89

Istanbul bring on former Tottenham Hotspur man Nacer Chadli for Tekdemir.

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Bolingoli-Mbombo plays a neat little reverse pass into Türüc's run into the box - but he can't quite bring the ball under control and is driven wide, and Navas dashes out to block his shot.

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Neymar digs out a shot from 25 yards which, thankfully for Günok, is weakly hit and is meat and drink for the goalkeeper.

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There's suddenly not a whole lot happening. Feels like we're waiting for the final whistle.

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PSG make a triple sub. Gueye, Diallo and Pembélé on for Kimpembe, Florenzi and Verratti.

Neymar joins select treble-treble club

According to Spanish football stats guru Mister Chip, Neymar is now the seventh player to have scored three or more hat-tricks in the Champions League, alongside Pippo Inzaghi, Mario Gómez, Luiz Adriano, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He joins Inzaghi, Goméz, Adriano and Lewandowski on three. Messrs Ronaldo and Messi have just the eight each, meanwhile.

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Again Mbappé is close to his hat-trick, and again it's lovely stuff from Neymar, whose through ball gets the Frenchmen in behind the Istanbul defence and through on Günok.

However, Mbappé's dinked finish is just a shade too low and Günok beats it out.

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PSG make a second substitution, replacing Marquinhos with Tilo Kehrer.

Istanbul also shuffle their pack, introducing Giuliano, Demba Ba and Bolingoli-Mbomo for Kaldirim, Rafael and the red-card-chasing Crivelli.

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PSG are running riot, and are so close to a sixth. Florenzi fizzes in a low cross into the middle that is heading straight onto Mbappé's boot, but just as the striker prepares to tap in for his hat-trick, Topal to gets a crucial leg in the way.

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Yellow card for Crivelli, who has clearly lost his head and scythes down Paredes. Replays suggest he was lucky not to get a red for that.

"I'd take him off if I were the Istanbul coach," says pundit Axel Torres on Spanish TV.

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And it's five! So easy.

Neymar advances over the halfway line and plays it through to Di María, who looks up and touches it across to Mbappé in acres of space inside the box.

With Günok pulled out of position by PSG's move, Mbappé has a pretty much completely open goal, and taps in nonchalantly.

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Crikey. A frustrated Crivelli boots the ball into the stands after the whistle goes, sending it about half a yard past a startled Danny Makkelie's head. He gets a stern talking-to from the referee, but nothing more. Lucky boy.

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Istanbul pull one back! The Turks win a corner on the right, which falls to Kahveci at the back of the box. He chests down and fires in a shot that looks to be going just wide, but it bounces off Topal and in past Navas!

It's the visitors' reward for a decent last few minutes, which had also seen Özcan and Tekmedir send in dangerous strikes from 20 yards or so.

Mbappé makes Champions League history

Incidentally, Kylian Mbappé's first-half penalty was the striker's 20th Champions League goal, making him the youngest player to reach that figure in the history of the competition.

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And there's a chance for Di María... but he dallies for just a second in shooting space inside the box, and Kaldirim gets there to block.

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Neymar gets his hat-trick! He's unstoppable tonight. 4-0 to PSG.

Cutting in from the left, he feeds it to Di María at the top of the box, before collecting the Argentine's return pass and curling the ball into the far corner past Günok, who doesn't have much of a prayer.

You wouldn't bet against Neymar racking up more than just the three tonight.

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Neymar is straight back at it, attempting to weave his way in between four orange shirts and into the box, but he's finally tackled by Rafael.

Moments later, Bakker comes so close to making it four, connecting with Florenzi's right-wing cross with a sweetly-struck volley that Günok does very well to beat out!

That's bad luck for the Dutchman, who has already had one goal ruled out tonight and is yet to open his account for PSG.

PSG have made a half-time substitution, by the way, bringing Ángel di María off for Rafinha.

Peeeep! We're back up and running in the French capital.

"All together"

Here's another picture of the teams taking a knee together earlier, courtesy of Istanbul Basaksehir, who caption the image with the message: "All together: No To Racism".

Group H

PSG heading through as group winners

Here's how things stand in Group H. PSG and RB Leipzig are both through, and unless Istanbul can produce the mother of all second-half fightbacks, the Frenchmen will take top spot courtesy of their superior head-to-head record against Leipzig.

United's defeat in Germany yesterday consigns them to the Europa League.

HT

Peep peep peeep! It's been very comfortable for PSG, who are three to the good courtesy of two from Neymar and a penalty by Mbappé.

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Verratti so nearly gets Mbappé in for a fourth with a nice bit of vision, but a stretching Topal just manages to cut the through ball out.

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Three minutes of time added on in Paris.

Günok was booked for the foul that brought about the penalty, by the way.

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Mbappé steps up... and buries the spot-kick past Günok! It's turning into a stroll for PSG, who - barring a huge turnaround - are heading through as group winners.

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Penalty to PSG!

Neymar plays a one-two with Florenzi inside the box and tries to round Günok, who brings him down. Bakker is there to turn the loose ball into the net, but after a VAR check the Dutchman is ruled to have been offside.

With Bakker's goal ruled out, Makkelie goes back to the foul on Neymar and points to the spot!

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Neymar doubles PSG's lead!

It actually starts with an Istanbul corner. Kahveci's delivery is well overhit, allowing PSG to clear easily. Rafinha leads the break, before playing it to Mbappé. He threads it into Neymar's run into the box, where the Istanbul defence gives him acres of space to advance into a shooting position and roll it in under Günok.

Photos: PSG and Istanbul take a knee against racism

Here are a couple of images, courtesy of PSG's social-media team, of the moment when the two teams and the match officials took a knee together before getting the game back underway.

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PSG get Mbappé running in behind the Istanbul defence and, when the striker tries to round Günok, he falls to the turf under the goalkeeper's challenge. Penalty....? No. Offside given against Mbappé.

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Crivelli wins a corner off Danilo, which Türüc will swing in. It's a dangerous delivery into the six-yard box, but PSG deal with it. Better from Istanbul, though.

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PSG win it right back and work it to Mbappé, who takes on Kaldirim on the right-hand side of the box but has his shot blocked when he finally pulls the trigger.

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Neymar plays it out to Mbappé to put on the after-burners on the right wing. The Frenchman then slips it back to Neymar, who drives into the penalty box and almost takes the ball around Günok, but can't quite bring it sufficiently under his spell to get his shot away.

 

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It's all PSG ball now. Istanbul give it right back to the Parisians whenever they get a sniff of it.

Danilo finds Verratti, who clips the ball into Neymar's run into the box, but the Brazilian is run off it by a gaggle of orange shirts. A second goal looks to be a matter of time, though.

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Neymar looks to be in the mood tonight. Verratti finds him on the left-hand side of the box, and the forward almost gets Mbaoppé in on Günok with neat little reverse ball.

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Goal to PSG! Neymar with a sublime strike!

It's sensational stuff from the Brazilian. Receiving with his back to goal, he swivels and nutmegs Ponck, advances towards the box and fires in past Günok!

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Up the other end, Mbappé skies well over the bar when well-placed on the edge of the area.

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Istanbul quickly create an opening, getting Gulbrandsen scuttling into the area to shoot on goal - but he thumps his effort straight at Navas.

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Danny Makkelie blows his whistle, and the game gets back underway at the Parc des Princes, with an Istanbul Basaksehir free-kick in their half

Teams take knee together ahead of kick-off

The two teams are out, and line up around the centre circle to take a knee together during the Champions League anthem. It's a very powerful moment.

PSG No To Racism

"No to racism" banner front and centre in Parc des Princes

PSG have placed two anti-racism banners, in English and French, front and centre in the Parc des Princes stands, echoing the message tweeted by Istanbul Basaksehir last night.

(Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Coltescu speaks

Sebastian Coltescu today spoke to the media, denying that he is racist.  “I'm just trying to be good. I'm not going to read any press website these days," he said, according to ProSport. "Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a racist! At least, I hope so."

Coltescu's comments in full:

Who is Sebastian Coltescu?

We have prepared a short profile of Sebastian Coltescu, a Romanian first-division official who was described last month as a referee whose career is "filled with dark moments".

Romanian fourth official Coltescu sparks walk-off

Yesterday's game in Paris was halted when the Romanian fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu, allegedly referred to Istanbul assistant coach Pierre Webó as "the black one over there" as he advised referee Ovidiu Hategan to send Webó off.

"The black one over there. Go and check who he is," Coltescu is alleged to have said. "The black one over there, it's not possible to act like that."

The 43-year-old is now thought to be facing a 10-man match ban if found guilty of breaking UEFA rules.

The full dialogue of the incident is here:

Tuchel

PSG already through, Istanbul already out

While Istanbul Basaksehir are guaranteed to finish fourth and go out of Europe, PSG are now through to the Champions League last 16 after Manchester United's defeat to RB Leipzig yesterday.

That's because even if they lose tonight, they'll finish level on points with United and take second place because of their better head-to-head record.

And if they beat Istanbul, Thomas Tuchel's men will go through as group winners ahead of Leipzig, who defeated United 3-2 to seal their knockout-stage berth at the expense of the Red Devils.

A win for PSG would leave them level on 12 points with Leipzig, but the Parisians would take first place by virtue of having scored more away goals in their head-to-head meetings with the Germans in the group stage.

Check out the Group H standings.

A reminder of the Istanbul Basaksehir team

Line-up: Günok; Rafael, Ponck, Topal, Kaldirim; Özcan, Tekedemir, Kahveci; Gulbrandsen, Crivelli, Türüc

A reminder of the PSG team

Line-up: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Danilo, Kimpembe, Bakker; Paredes, Verratti, Rafinha; Neymar, Mbappé

Substitutes: Rico, Letellier, Kehrer, Di María, Kean, Kurzawa, Herrera, Diallo, Gueye, Dagba, Pembélé, Fadiga

New set of officials tonight

The game will recommence from the point where it left off, the 14th minute, with a completely new team of officials brought in for the remaining five-sixths of the clash.

The Nethelands' Danny Makkelie will be the match referee, with fellow Dutchman Mario Diks and Marcin Boniek of Poland the assistant referees. 

Another Pole, Bartosch Frankowsky, will be the fourth official.

PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir: good evening

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the rearranged Champions League Group H clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir, which was suspended early in the first half yesterday evening after there were allegations of a racist slur directed by the fourth official at Istanbul's assistant coach, Pierre Webó.

Both sets of players agreed to walk off over the incident and, after it was initially announced that the game would resume at 22:00 CET last night, it was finally decided that it would resume today at 18:55 CET

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