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Man Utd Champions League group stage permutations after damaging defeat to PSG

Manchester United will need to take something from their trip to RB Leipzig next Tuesday in order to reach the last-16 of the Champions League.

The Red Devils’ 3-1 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday has ensured that they will face a nervy night against the Bundesliga side, who beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-3 in Group H’s other game.

United fell behind at Old Trafford when Neymar fired home an early effort, before the hosts equalised when a Marcus Rashford effort deflected in off Abdou Diallo.

Anthony Martial missed a glorious chance to put United back in front when he fired over from close range, before Edinson Cavani chipped an effort against the bar against his old club.

Neymar scored twice at Old Trafford

Marquinhos put PSG ahead midway through the second half, before United midfielder Fred was sent off for two bookable offences and Neymar added a third for PSG late on.

With United, PSG and Leipzig all now locked together on nine points, only two of the three can go through to the last-16.

United top the group, but PSG have the better head-to-head record against both of their opponents, meaning that they will be through with a home win over Istanbul Basaksehir next week, which is expected.

United need a point in Germany next week

That win would see them through as group winners, leaving United and Leipzig to battle it out for second place.

United beat Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford on Matchday 2, meaning that they would finish second and Leipzig third with a draw in Germany.

A win for either side would put them through to the last-16 though, with the third-placed side dropping into the Europa League.

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