Paris Saint-Germain will resume their Champions League fixture with Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night after both sets of players left the pitch after the fourth official was accused of racism. Istanbul Basaksehir players and staff refused to resume the game as the official in question was still set to play a part in the game as a Video Assistant Referee VAR. A win for the Parisian side will see them clinch top place in Group H. A loss of two goals or more for the side which boasts the talents of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would see Man United leapfrog the side into second place.
PSG v Istanbul Basaksehir suspended after fourth official accused of racism
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Paris Saint-Germain 's Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir will resume on Wednesday after Tuesday's meeting was abandoned following allegations of racism against the fourth official. The game was initially stopped after 13 minutes at Parc des Princes, with both sets of players gathering on the sidelines for more than 10 minutes. PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir has been suspended following an alleged racist incident involving the 4th official towards Istanbul's assistant manager. Basaksehir substitute Demba Ba remonstrated with fourth official Sebastian Coltescu, saying: "You never said 'this white guy'. Why, when you mention a black guy, do you have to say 'this black guy'? Basaksehir's players then walked down the tunnel, where they were followed by PSG's players and the match officials.
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Paris St-Germain's Champions League game against Istanbul Basaksehir will resume on Wednesday after it was abandoned on Tuesday with a match official accused of using a racist term towards one of the away side's backroom staff. Istanbul allege fourth official Sebastian Coltescu used the language towards their assistant coach Pierre Webo. Former Cameroon international Webo was shown a red card in an exchange on the touchline. Istanbul players walked off the pitch in protest, with PSG players following. The incident happened just 14 minutes into the Group H tie, which was still goalless.
Man City used a strong second half in Paris to score a pair of crucial away goals in a win over PSG. Chelsea and Real Madrid, meanwhile, played a draw with the Blues earning an away goal through Christian Pulisic in Madrid on Tuesday. The May 29 final will be broadcast on CBS. Craving even more coverage of the world's game?