St. James’ Park was alive with excitement as Newcastle United made a spectacular return to Champions League football, putting on a dazzling display to dismantle the formidable Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
The jubilation began in the 17th minute when Miguel Almiron sent the home crowd into a frenzy by reacting swiftly to a rebound from Alexander Isak’s shot, slotting the ball home with precision.
Newcastle’s fortunes continued to soar just before halftime, as Dan Burn leaped highest to head in Bruno Guimarães’ cross. The goal, which ignited wild celebrations, was eventually awarded after a meticulous VAR review.
Eddie Howe’s side maintained their momentum at the start of the second half when Sean Longstaff added another goal to the scoreboard. He blasted the ball past Gianluigi Donnarumma from a tight angle after an excellent assist from Kieran Trippier.
Despite PSG’s efforts to mount a comeback, with Lucas Hernandez heading home from Warren Zaire-Emery’s delicately chipped pass and Ousmane Dembélé narrowly missing a chance when through on goal, Newcastle remained resolute.
The Geordie faithful’s night was made unforgettable when Fabian Schar unleashed a stunning piledriver from 25 yards out in stoppage time, putting the icing on the cake of a historic victory.
This thrilling triumph marked a triumphant return to Champions League football for Newcastle United, and it left fans and pundits alike in awe of the Magpies’ remarkable performance. As they basked in the glory of their memorable victory over PSG, the future looks promising for the club under the guidance of manager Eddie Howe.