'They have nothing' - Kylian Mbappe accused of disrespecting Newcastle United after draw

Kylian Mbappe's 98th minute penalty denied Newcastle United a memorable win against Paris Saint-Germain.
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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been accused of disrespecting Newcastle United following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes.

Eddie Howe's side were on the verge of recording a historic Champions League win in the French capital via Alexander Isak's first-half opener before PSG were awarded a controversial penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

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A cross by Ousmane Dembele hit the chest of Tino Livramento before the ball deflected onto his elbow. Referee Szymon Marciniak initially waved the home side's appeals but overturned the decision after a VAR check.

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Mbappe kept his cool from 12 yards. His penalty was PSG's 31st shot at goal, compared to the Magpies' two.

And after the game, the 24-year-old has supposedly come under scrutiny for his post-match interview where he said Newcastle "have nothing".

As quoted by Sport.FR, Mbappe said: “It’s a disappointment. In a Champions League match, you cannot have so many opportunities and not score. It's not the structure, the organization. It's us, the players, we have to work, be much more clinical. 

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"I had opportunities to score and I have to score, that's clear. Everyone with eyes saw that we dominated. It is up to us to be more realistic in the last gesture.

“It's frustrating because we dominate this team from start to finish. They have nothing, we knew it was their game to have nothing,” 

According to the same publication, Mbappe's comments have been strongly criticised on "social networks, with some denouncing 'a lack of class', 'condescension', 'a lack of respect'."

PSG were hammered 4-1 at St James' Park in October and last night's point means Newcastle have a better head-to-head record over the French giants, which could come into play on the final round of Group F fixtures.

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In order to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Howe's men, at home to AC Milan, must better PSG's result as they make the trip to Borussia Dortmund.

In a scenario where both Newcastle and PSG have the same number of points (if NUFC win and PSG draw) then Howe's side would progress on head-to-head.

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