Saint-Germain celebrates its qualification by 5 in Basaksehir

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The French Paris Saint-Germain team celebrated its qualification for the 16th round of the UEFA Champions League, with its 5-1 victory over its Turkish guest Basaksehir, in the match that resumed on Wednesday as part of the sixth (last) round of group eight matches in the group stage of the competition.

Saint-Germain had resumed the match, which was suspended Tuesday due to racist abuse by the fourth referee against the assistant coach of Basaksehir

, which decisively qualified him for the elimination roles in the continental championship after Manchester United lost 2/3 to its German host Leipzig in the other match in the same round in that group.

Saint-Germain

topped the group standings with 12 points, ahead of their closest chasers Leipzig, tied with them in the same balance, who also qualified for the next round in the tournament.

Manchester United ranked third with nine points, turning into the European League championships, while Basaksehir, who officially left continental competitions since the last round, remained at the bottom of the standings with three points in his first participation in the Champions League.

Brazilian star Neymar scored the first and second goals for

Saint-Germain

in the 20th and 38th minutes, before Kylian Mbappe added the third goal in the 42nd minute from a penalty kick.

Saint-Germain

continued to dominate the meeting during the second half, as Neymar scored the fourth goal for the French team and his third personal goal, to become a hat-trick in the 50th minute.

Mohamed Tobal reduced the difference by scoring a goal for Basaksehir in the 57th minute, but Mbappe returned to score again, scoring the fifth goal for Saint Germain in the 62nd minute.

On Tuesday, the match between the two teams was stopped in the 13th minute, following racist words uttered by the fourth assistant referee against the Turkish team’s assistant coach, Basaksehir.

The Confederation of the Game said it had appointed an inspector to open an investigation into the incident, and the investigation could result in penalties against the referee.

The incident occurred when the Cameroonian assistant coach, Pierre Webo, received a red card in the 13th minute to protest the referee’s decision. The Turkish team claimed that the fourth Romanian referee Sebastian Kolitsko used a racist term to refer to Webo.

The two teams’ players were left from the field after about ten minutes of discussions with Romanian referee Ovidio Hattegan, and the match was postponed to continue on Wednesday from the 13th minute.

Television footage showed Referee IV Kolitsko speaking Romanian and telling the referee, “The black guy is there. Go and get to know him. The black guy is there. You can’t act this way” after Webo objected to the arbitration award.

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