- Qualifying 2nd leg: PSG 3-1 Man Utd (PSG win 4-2 on aggregate)
- Lieke Martens double puts Paris Saint-Germain into group stage
Marc Skinner lambasted the format of the Champions League qualifying rounds and said there were teams going through that “weren’t good enough”, after his Manchester United side lost 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain and missed out on a first appearance in the group stage.
“We deserve to be at this level, I’ve no doubt about that,” said Skinner after a second-leg defeat by PSG, in which they had a goal unjustly ruled out for a foul. “There are teams going through to this competition [group stage] that are not good enough. Our standard is better than that standard, and it’s crazy that we have to play PSG in this qualifying round, crazy. It needs to be something that’s addressed.”
Written by Suzanne Wrack at Parc des Princes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/18/paris-saint-germain-manchester-united-womens-champions-league-match-report under the title “PSG’s Martens ends Manchester United’s Women’s Champions League dream”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.