X reacts as controversial PSG penalty robs Newcastle of victory

  • PSG drew 1-1 with Newcastle in the Champions League on Tuesday
  • Kylian Mbappe's controversial late penalty broke Newcastle hearts
  • Alexander Isak had opened the scoring after Gianluigi Donnarumma's mistake

Mbappe's penalty earned PSG a point
Mbappe's penalty earned PSG a point / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Newcastle United were robbed of a huge three points in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, drawing 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League after Kylian Mbappe's controversial 98th-minute penalty.

PSG may have started the brighter of the two teams in Paris, but Alexander Isak was first to get his name on the scoresheet. There was some lovely work from Lewis Miley and Tino Livramento in the build-up, but it was the Swedish forward who provided the crucial touch after firing home from close range.

However, Isak was given a very literal helping hand from PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Italian parrying Miguel Almiron's weak effort into his path. For someone of the 24-year-old's reputation, it was a major error.

There was plenty of praise for Newcastle's youngsters - 21-year-old Livramento and 17-year-old Lewis Miley. For the latter, it was a first Champions League start, an opportunity the midfielder took with aplomb.

As impressive as Newcastle had been, they certainly had Nick Pope to thank for some fine saves. The goalkeeper produced a phenomenal stop to deny Bradley Barcola in the second half from just six yards out.

However, despite all of Newcastle's efforts, it was a controversial late penalty that robbed them of three crucial points. The ball struck Livramento's arm but it had bounced off his chest first. An incredibly harsh decision, with Mbappe making no mistake from the spot.

Despite the heartbreak for Newcastle fans, they were proud of their side's performance, with the Magpies' Champions League destiny still in their hands.