Paris Saint-Germain 1 Manchester United 3 (3-3 agg): Last-gasp Rashford penalty secures historic comeback

Paris Saint-Germain blew a 2-0 first-leg lead to be eliminated from the Champions League by Manchester United, which won 3-1 in France.

Goals from Lukaku and Rashford helped Manchester United progress to the quarterfinals.   -  AP

Manchester United made Champions League history as Marcus Rashford's last-gasp penalty secured a 3-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain, sending the English side through on away goals after a 2-0 loss in the first leg.

No side had ever progressed in a knockout match in Europe's elite competition after losing a home first leg by two or more goals, but United did the unthinkable, Rashford adding to Romelu Lukaku's brace after VAR drama.

Although PSG controlled the first half, seeing 76 per cent of the ball, Thilo Kehrer and Gianluigi Buffon were guilty of gifting the in-form Lukaku two goals either side of Juan Bernat's equaliser, meaning United led at the break.

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Kylian Mbappe went past David De Gea but Chris Smalling made a vital tackle to deny the Frenchman a goal.   -  Getty Images

 

PSG looked as though it had done enough, but with the use of technology, Presnel Kimpembe was penalised for handball and Rashford emphatically dispatched the opportunity, seeing the Ligue 1 team eliminated at the last-16 stage for a third year in succession.

A poor Kehrer pass in behind Thiago Silva gifted United the early boost it needed, as it released Lukaku and he duly slotted home after skipping past Buffon in the second minute.

But PSG swiftly began to dominate and drew level 10 minutes later - Bernat applying a straightforward finish after Kylian Mbappe's pass across the face of goal.

Despite its dominance, PSG fell behind again before half-time, as Buffon spilled Rashford's long-range shot and Lukaku punished him, shortly before United – which is already dealing with a lengthy injury list – withdrew Eric Bailly following a mistimed Marco Verratti challenge.

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The match referee checks the VAR system before awarding a penalty in favor of Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

PSG should have put the tie beyond United late on, but Mbappe slipped when trying to round David de Gea, while Bernat hit the post when the loose ball ran into his path. 

United made it pay. Diogo Dalot's long-range strike hit the arm of Kimpembe in the box and, following a review, a contentious penalty was given, with Rashford confidently smashing his kick beyond Buffon to spark mayhem among the United fans and book a place in the last eight.

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