Champions League

Moise Kean scores brace for PSG in Europe

Moise Kean’s second-half double gave Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 win away to Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey on Wednesday as the French side got their Champions League campaign up and running but lost Neymar to injury.

Kean scored both of the Parisiens’ goals, offering an indication of just how lethal he can be following a disappointing 2019-20 campaign at Everton.

Having bagged his first two PSG goals against Dijon over the weekend, he opened the scoring with a quality header, ghosting away from his marker and diverting the ball towards the top corner. 

The French giants had also seen Sarabia shoot over to squander a glorious chance at the start of the second half, but Kean’s opener calmed any nerves and he made it 2-0 with 11 minutes remaining.

This time a miscontrol by Mbappe fell kindly to Kean, who controlled and turned before firing past Mert Gunok to make sure of the points.

The result allows PSG, last season’s beaten finalists, to get off the mark in Group H, a week after they started with a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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