Wolfsburg beat 10-woman PSG at the Parc des Princes

UWCL Wolfsburg beat 10-woman PSG at the Parc des Princes

Faruq Ibrahim 23:21 - 22.03.2023

Wolfsburg take a first-leg advantage away from Paris thanks to favourable VAR calls.

In an evenly contested game where neither team did much to make the other suffer, Paris Saint-Germain gifted Wolfsburg a first-leg advantage when VAR awarded the visitors a penalty. The game ended 1-0.

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PSG hosted Wolfsburg at the Parc des Prince, as they looked to get a win at home after rivals Lyon suffered defeat to Chelsea. However, the night was for the visitors who had favourable VAR calls.

How it happened 

PSG started the game with real intent, buoyed by a reasonably packed Parc des Princes, but they did not manage to grab an opener in the face of a daunting Wolfsburg backline.  

The visitors, who are two-time winners of the competition, began to show their experience and quality and started incursions of their own. 

The game had an end-to-end feel, but it was never really explosive, not until the second half at least.

The second half was where the most exciting period of the game lay as PSG thought they had a penalty in the 55th minute of the game, but after a VAR review, the decision was overturned for a no-penalty verdict.

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Only five minutes later, VAR caught a handball by Elisa de Almeida in the box. Consequently, it was her second yellow card of the game, and she was sent off.  

The resulting penalty was taken by Dominique Janssen, who finished brilliantly to put the visitors in front. 

Despite being a man down, Gerard Precheur's team fought hard to restore parity, but they did not manage it until the end of the proceedings.

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