Gianluigi Buffon still haunted by PSG’s Champions League exit to Man United in Paris in 2019

Gianluigi Buffon admits he is still haunted by PSG’s dramatic Champions League exit to Manchester United in Paris in 2019… insisting he thinks about his costly error ‘at least three or four times a week’

  • PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Man United in 2019
  • They won the first leg of the last-16 tie 2-0 but proceeded to lose 3-1 at home
  • Gianluigi Buffon was at fault United’s second before they won via a late penalty

Gianluigi Buffon admits he is still haunted by the memories of Paris Saint-Germain’s dramatic exit at the hands of Manchester United in the last-16 of the 2019-20 Champions League.

The French giants won 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford but proceeded to lose 3-1 at home, Marcus Rashford’s 94th minute penalty seeing them exit the competition on goal difference.

Buffon was at fault for United’s second, spilling a long range effort from Rashford into the path of Romelu Lukaku.

Gianluigi Buffon admits he is still haunted by PSG's defeat to Manchester United  in 2019

Gianluigi Buffon admits he is still haunted by PSG's defeat to Manchester United  in 2019

Gianluigi Buffon admits he is still haunted by PSG’s defeat to Manchester United in 2019

It was a disastrous night for PSG, who were yet to progress beyond the first knockout round at the time.

Buffon, now in his second season back at Juventus, told L’Equipe: ‘It’s a game I think about at least three or four times a week.

‘It brings up a lot of regrets. I was sure we would reach the final that season.

‘In Manchester, we won a big game with a great show of force, and unfortunately I blame myself for an incredible mistake.

‘A mistake that, with the experience I have, I should not have made. I thought it was a formality and I got carried away.

‘It was as if the match was of little value because we had already won 2-0 in the first leg and they, the poor guys, had two players available and nine youngsters.’

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