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‘Got everything’: Jamie Carragher and Peter Schmeichel blown away by Newcastle player v PSG

It’s going to be a night Newcastle United fans won’t forget for a very, very long time!

All those years of mental torture under Mike Ashley was wiped out in one night of pure elation and enjoyment for the St James’ Park faithful in the Champions League, which was topped off by a stunning Fabian Schar goal.

Newcastle United 4-1 Paris Saint-Germain is a scoreline that will be spoken about for a long time, and so will that long-range effort from their centre-back, which blew away pundits Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Peter Schmeichel, as they told CBS Sports on Paramount+ (04/10/23 at 10:20 am).

You can’t say it was a fluke or pure luck because the hard-hitting centre-back has done this before, not once, but a few times.

Fabian Schar clearly has a bit of Alan Shearer in his locker because the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer would have been proud with that strike.

Either way, it left the likes of Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Peter Schmeichel amazed, who stated that it had ‘everything’.

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Fabian Schar goal

“We knew it was in before everyone,” said Carragher. “We were at the other side of the stadium. Right behind it.

“Look at that. Wow! That has got everything. What a goal to finish off.”

Richards commented: “The bend. The curl. The swerve. Wow. The keeper had no chance.”

Schmeichel added: “Again, you are up against one of the biggest goalkeepers in the world. This guy is massive. 7ft or something like that. Nowhere near the ball.

“I mean when it goes right it really goes right. Everything went right for Newcastle today.”

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Newcastle United 4-1 PSG

There was so much build-up, hype and expectation for this game that you could have feared that it might land flat on its face.

Yet, it was far from it. In actual fact, it was far more than the die-hard Geordie imagined.

In the bigger picture, and it’s looking pretty, it needs to be remembered that Newcastle have four points from their opening two matches.

Match that for the next two games and then they are edging close to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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