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Kylian Mbappe was kept quite for most of the evening against Newcastle He popped up with an injury-time penalty to earn a point for PSG on Tuesday It’s ridiculous to see Steve Cooper under pressure at Nottingham Forest. He’s been the best since Brian Clough - It's All Kicking Off

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Paris is a deceptive city. Look up and you wonder at its beauty, look back down and you wonder where your wallet has gone. Kylian Mbappe can do that to you, too, not to mention VAR.

And so with Newcastle seconds away from perhaps their greatest Champions League victory, Mbappe and the officials picked their pocket.

Yes, it was from a penalty, but Mbappe held his nerve under immense pressure, especially on the back of another poor showing.

Mbappe had a torrid night in the reverse fixture on Tyneside. It was, say the locals here, his worst game in five years at the club. One bungled Cruyff turn - more Jordi than Johan, we noted at the time - captured his hapless evening. He, like his team-mates, said they were out for revenge after that 4-1 defeat.

His first involvement here, then, was ominous, one of those runs that blurs his frame and brings into focus how slow others are by

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