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LEVELLER: Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne equalises from the penalty spot against PSG last night. Photo: Reuters

LEVELLER: Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne equalises from the penalty spot against PSG last night. Photo: Reuters

LEVELLER: Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne equalises from the penalty spot against PSG last night. Photo: Reuters

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne converted a second-half penalty to cancel out Juan Bernat's goal in first-half stoppage time for Paris St Germain last night in a tense 1-1 draw which left their Champions League group wide open.

PSG took control in the first half and were rewarded when Kylian Mbappe set up Bernat who scored from close range as the Napoli defence was caught napping just before the break.

Insigne levelled from the spot in the 63rd minute after Jose Callejon pounced on a mistake by PSG defender Thiago Silva and was upended in the area.

Liverpool and Napoli have six points from four games in Group C with Napoli on five and Red Star Belgrade on four.

Barcelona qualified for the knockout stages after a compelling 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan as a late leveller from Mauro Icardi disrupted the Catalans' perfect record in this season's competition.

Former Barca youth player Icardi swivelled to smash the ball into the net in the 87th minute not long after Brazilian Malcom appeared to have snatched a late winner for Barca by scoring his first goal for the club moments after coming off the bench. Barca were still without talismanic figure Lionel Messi through injury but were the better side for most of a game that was high on intensity but lacking in quality until an electrifying final 10 minutes at a rocking San Siro.

Barca top Group B with 10 points after four games, Inter are second with seven while Tottenham Hotspur are third on four and PSV Eindhoven are bottom and out of the competition with one.

Atletico Madrid dominated Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 in Group A last night, exacting some revenge for last month's heavy loss in Germany and snapping their opponents' unbeaten run this season.

Saul Niguez fired the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute and Antoine Griezmann added another in the 80th in a one-sided match that ended Dortmund's 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions. The result lifted Atletico to nine points, level with leaders Dortmund. Belgium's Club Bruges are third on four points after beating AS Monaco 4-0 earlier yesterday with the top two advancing to the knockout stage.

In Group D, Guido Burgstaller took Schalke to the verge of the next round, scoring a brace to effectively end Galatasaray's hopes of progressing.


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