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PSG snatch last-gasp win and knockout stage place

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News 02 Nov 2016, 03:44 IST
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Football Soccer - Basel v Paris St Germain - Champions League group stage - Group A - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - 01/11/16 Paris St Germain's Thomas Meunier and team mates react after scoring second goal against Basel REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Football Soccer - Basel v Paris St Germain - Champions League group stage - Group A - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - 01/11/16 Paris St Germain's Thomas Meunier and team mates react after scoring second goal against Basel REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

BASEL (Reuters) - Thomas Meunier volleyed a spectacular last-minute goal to give Paris St Germain a 2-1 win at FC Basel, which took them into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.

PSG had taken the lead with a Blaise Matuidi goal two minutes before halftime but Basel hit back with a Luca Zuffi effort out of the blue in the 76th minute.

Zuffi's goal appeared to be an intended cross but it caught PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola off guard.

PSG, quarter-finalists last season, have 10 points from four games in Group A while Basel have one.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)

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