PSG falls to AC Milan 2-1 at the Giuseppe Meazza

AC Milan v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
AC Milan v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Marco Luzzani/GettyImages

In a thrilling showdown at the hallowed grounds of the Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the iconic San Siro, on Tuesday, November 7th, PSG ventured into the lion's den to face AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League group stage's fourth matchday. The stage was set for the Parisians to assert their dominance as undisputed leaders in the group, but they faced a resilient foe in their own den.

The baton was undoubtedly in the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, yet AC Milan adopted a much more reactive approach, making them a constant threat. Just nine minutes into the contest, Milan Skriniar broke the deadlock, only for the Parisians to swiftly respond three minutes later, courtesy of a strike by Rafael Leao in the 12th minute.

The second half witnessed a reversal of fortunes as the home team answered the call, surging ahead on the scoreboard with a powerful header from Olivier Giroud in the 50th minute. PSG's manager, Luis Enrique, wasted no time in making strategic changes, introducing Fabián Ruiz, Goncalo Ramos, and Kang In-Lee to replace Manuel Ugarte, Randal Kolo Muani, and Vitinha.

When the final whistle blew, the scoreboard read 2-1 in favor of the home side. Consequently, PSG found themselves in the second position with six points, trailing just behind Borussia Dortmund with seven points. Meanwhile, AC Milan occupied the third spot with five points, relegating Newcastle to the bottom of the group standings with four points.