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Napoli come from behind to draw 1-1 with PSG

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battled back to draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and pull level on points with atop Group C in

PSG, who took the lead in first-half stoppage time with a goal by Juan Bernat, had a chance to vault into first place in the group thanks to Liverpool's surprising 2-0 loss to Red Star earlier Tuesday in

Instead, the French club trail and by a point with two matches left in the group stage, reports news.

The hosts began cautiously in front of the 75,000 spectators at in on Tuesday night, conceding both possession and the initiative to the Parisian side.

With the recuperating Edinson Cavani on the bench and Neymar closely guarded, the visitors relied almost exclusively on Kylian Mbappe and the French international provided the key assist on Bernat's goal.

turned the tables in the second half, flying forward behind Dries Mertens, who tested goalkeeper

Just past the hour mark, a mistake by defender forced Buffon to foul attacker in the box and the referee awarded a penalty.

stepped to the spot and converted to level the score at 1-1, signaling a frantic final stretch that saw coach turn to Cavani, but the Uruguayan striker was unable to make the difference for his team.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 15:58 IST
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