PSG rally to end Champions League match with Real Madrid 2-2

Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring in PSG’s Champions League match with Real Madrid. (Photos: AFP)

Paris St Germain (PSG) scored two late goals in the space of three minutes to battle back for a 2-2 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday (Nov 26).

The surge ensured that PSG secure top spot in Group A at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid had sealed their place in the knockout stages for a record-extending 23rd successive year thanks to Club Bruges’ 1-1 draw at Galatasaray earlier while PSG had also already qualified. Yet they still served up a thrilling game with top spot on the line as well as pride after PSG had crushed Real 3-0 back in September.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates his Champions League goal against PSG.

Karim Benzema knocked into an empty net to give Real the lead in the 17th minute of his 100th Champions League start and the French forward doubled the advantage with a 79th-minute header. Yet Kylian Mbappe immediately reduced the deficit in the 81st minute, capitalising on a mistake from Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before Pablo Sarabia equalised in the 82nd.