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Man United beats PSG in Champions League

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Manchester United pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Marcus Rashford's last-gasp VAR penalty sealed a 3-1 win at Paris St Germain on Wednesday and sent the English side into the quarter-finals on away goals.

Manchester United pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Marcus Rashford's last-gasp VAR penalty sealed a 3-1 win at Paris St Germain on Wednesday and sent the English side into the quarter-finals on away goals.

Never in 106 attempts in Europe's premium club competition had a team progressed in a knockout tie after a 2-0 home defeat, but Rashford's stoppage-time penalty put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side through in the most dramatic fashion. 

The visitors, severely depleted by injuries, went ahead twice in the first half through Romelu Lukaku but Juan Bernat equalised for the French champions in between.

PSG were set to advance to the last eight 3-2 on aggregate before referee Damir Skomina awarded United a penalty for a Presnel Kimpembe handball after a lengthy delay for the VAR review and Rashford lashed home the spot-kick to level the tie at 3-3.

PSG had only lost two of their last 50 European games at the Parc des Princes but will be stunned by the latest failure in the Champions League, where, despite investing untold money into their team, they have still yet to reach the semi-finals.

The defeat revived memories of PSG's meltdown against Barcelona two years ago when they won the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 4-0 in Paris but lost 6-1 in Spain to exit the competition.

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