A few hours before the match at Parc des Princes, the news that Mbappe wanted to go to Real after the World Cup spread in the press at breakneck speed.

Mbappe put PSG ahead with a successful penalty kick in the first half.

Right in the 8th minute, Mbappe stirred up Benfica’s defense with a ball on the left wing.

Rafa Silva had space in the penalty area after Fredrik Aursnes’ wall but shot over the bar.

PSG fell to victory despite Mbappe scoring

Neymar could not help PSG win three points in Messi’s absence.

PSG took the lead thanks to the coordination between Marco Verratti and Juan Bernat, when the Spanish left-back was one beat faster than Antonio Silva in the dispute in the away team’s penalty area.

Despite only holding the ball 40% of the match, Benfica showed why they were undefeated in the group with PSG and Juventus.

PSG fell to victory despite Mbappe scoring

PSG 1-1 Benfica

At the other goal, Mbappe continued to be wasteful.

Four minutes before the end of the second half, Mbappe put the ball into Benfica’s net for the second time at a corner.

PSG fell to victory despite Mbappe scoring

Benfica repeated the feat of holding PSG to a draw a week ago.

This result means PSG cannot defeat Benfica in both matches.