PSG trounces AC Milan 3-0, takes possession of first place in Champions League Group F

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

In a stout display at Parc des Princes, PSG secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over AC Milan on Wednesday night, reclaiming the top spot in Group F of the UEFA Champions League.

The win was kickstarted by a stunning goal from Kylian Mbappe just 33 minutes into the game, setting the tone for PSG's dominance and pretty much burying Milan on the spot.

Having faced criticism following their recent defeat to Newcastle in MD1 of the Champions League group stage, PSG bounced back mightily.

The first half saw Milan applying some pressure, with the Parisian forward trio struggling against a good defense. However, Kylian Mbappe broke it for good and emerged as the game-changer, maneuvering past defenders and netting the opening goal to put PSG one ahead barely half an hour into yesterday's matchup.

PSG continued and amplified their offensive onslaught in the second half. Despite a disallowed goal by Ousmane Dembele due to a VAR review, PSG extended their lead with Randal Kolo Muani finding the back of the net in the 53rd minute.

In the dying moments of the game, Lee Kang-in sealed the victory for PSG with a goal in the 89th minute as he started to rebuild his confidence after a bad start to the campaign in Paris.

The result puts PSG at the forefront of Group F, instilling confidence ahead of their upcoming clash with Milan at San Siro on the return leg of their particular matchup.

The victory showcased PSG's ability to rebound and dominate, leaving Milan trailing early and never allowing them to mount any sort of comeback.

For the Italian side, which are still seeking their first goal-let alone victory--in this Champions League campaign, the defeat further underscores their offensive struggles.

PSG also benefited from Newcastle's loss to Borussia Dortmund in the other game of the gruop, with both NUFC and BVB now sharing the mid-table spots with four points each to PSG's six and Milan's one.