Gianlguigi Buffon commits howler as Lukaku gives United the lead
|Wed Mar 06 2019
Gianluigi Buffon commits a howler in front of the goal as Romelu Lukaku restores United’s lead.
The game between Manchester United and PSG started rather dramatically as Romelu Lukaku gave the visitors a shock lead in the second minute.
However, PSG came back strongly in the game and didn’t allow Manchester United players possession, as Bernat finally restored parity in the game with a brilliant assist from Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester United, however, took the lead again as Gianluigi Buffon committed a howler in front of the goal.
The Italian goalkeeper made a sloppy mistake as he failed to collect the shot from Marcus Rashford. Romelu Lukaku took the opportunity and scored his second of the night.
Paris Saint Germain have been a much stronger side in the game so far, as they came close to take the lead in the tie on multiple occasions. Eric Bailly’s sloppy defending cost United, and the Ivory Coast defender was substituted for Diogo Dalot within the first 35 minutes of the game.
By the time of the publishing of this article, Manchester United are 2-1 up against PSG and need a goal to qualify for the next round, given they hold PSG attackers for the rest of the game.
Here’s the video of the goal from Romelu Lukaku:
— Tim (@DemystroI) March 6, 2019
Here’s how the fans reacted:
Lukaku > Salah
Retweet to trigger a Liverpool fan.
— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) March 6, 2019
Lukaku with more goals in eight days than Alexis Sanchez has scored in his entire spell at United.
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) March 6, 2019
Lukaku bullying thiago Silva needs titanic music tbh
— kenna (@kennagq) March 6, 2019
Watching Buffon fumble the ball is a bit like seeing your dad cry for the first time. You blame yourself for being a failure as a son and never truly making him proud in his lifetime. Erm…I mean 2-1 to United
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 6, 2019
18 years at Juventus without winning the Champions League and now Gianluigi Buffon is doing his best to send an excellent PSG side out of the competition.
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) March 6, 2019
PSG wants to win the Champions League and decided to sign the afterimage of Buffon.
— Zito (@_Zeets) March 6, 2019
*goalkeeper concedes a goal*
FT : 😴
*Buffon concedes a goal*
FT: LMAAOOOOOO old man is finished haha what a waste, should've retired a decade ago
— Idris #ItsTime #بؤساء (@KingIdris1111) March 6, 2019
You can see it in his arms and body shape. His arms are too close to the centre of the ball and too stiff. This results in the ball rebounding off of Buffon's arms as opposed to getting swallowed by Buffon's body. #UCL pic.twitter.com/dBrVflsTnK
— Mouhamad Rachini | محمد الرشعيني (@ThatArabKeeper) March 6, 2019
— Babajide James 'Timmy (@BabajideJames) March 6, 2019
Well this game’s a tad bonkers. A mistake from Buffon and Lukaku makes it 2-1.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 6, 2019