PSG has missed its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League

After facing criticism for his role in the violence at the Asian Cup in Qatar, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has missed its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) tournament.

PSG won 2-0 at home against Real Sociedad (Spain) in the first leg of the 2023-2024 UCL round of 16 first leg at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on Friday (June 15).

The result means PSG can advance to the quarterfinals with a draw or a one-point loss in the second leg away from home.

Lee Kang-In, who was expected to play, was absent. French media outlets reported that Lee had been removed from the roster due to a virus.

Prior to the game, Lee was criticized for his role in the Asian Cup violence.

Lee was criticized for his role in a physical altercation with captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham) a day before the Asian Cup semifinal against Jordan.

His absence from the game denied Lee the chance to play in his first Champions League tournament. He played in the Champions League group stage during the 2019-2020 season with Valencia in Spain, but did not play in the tournament. 스포츠토토 In March 2020, when Valencia reached the round of 16 and faced Atalanta (Italy), Lee didn’t get a chance to play and sat on the bench.

Despite Lee’s absence, PSG came away with the win.

At 0-0, Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring in the 13th minute off a corner kick. The ball bounced off the body of teammate Markinus and found Mbappe, who slotted the ball home. Japan international Kubo Takefusa missed Mbappe.

PSG added a second goal in the 25th minute. Bradley Barcola rattled the net after a dribbling breakaway.

PSG held off a late Real Sociedad attack to secure the 2-0 victory and advance to the quarterfinals.

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