As part of the second day of the Champions League, PSG travelled to Istanbul to face Basaksehir. After his opening defeat to Manchester United (2-1), the French champion had to win to avoid jeopardizing his chances of qualifying in Group H. To achieve this, Thomas Tuchel lined up a 4-4-2 with Danilo Pereira in the centre hinge and Marquinhos in the middle.
Okan Buruk opted for a 4-5-1 with the only Enzo Crivelli in the attack. The start of the Parisian match was anything but reassuring and Rafael saw his strike well repelled by Navas (27th). It was not until the 32nd to see the first Opportunity in Paris on a tense strike by Di Maria.
Five minutes later, Mbappé, well served by Florenzi, saw the frame slip away (37′). After an extremely pushy first act, PSG was given a golden opportunity when they returned from the locker room. Well served by Mbappé, Sarabia saw his shot go over (46th).
If Navas had to work on a strike by Via (57th), the French champion finally opened the scoring. On a corner struck by Mbappé, Kean free of any marking opened the score with the head (0-1, 64th). Tuchel’s men were able to thank Navas again for repelling an attempt by The 71st. Paris SG made the break at the end of the match. On the right, Sarabia centered for Moses Kean who controlled and adjusted Gonok (0-2, 79th). In pain, PSG finally launched their European campaign and got back on track in Group H.