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    Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (C) looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on March 6, 2019

    PSG 'Crowned' as Champions League 'Bottlers' After Collapse Against Man Utd

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    Although PSG's first-leg lead against the English team was not that unassailable this year, the news still came as a shock to observers and aficionados alike.

    French giants Paris Saint-Germain unexpectedly crashed out of the Champions League last-16 second leg on Wednesday night after a dramatic loss to Manchester United.

    All the more surprising, the 1-3 defeat at home came after a 2-0 victory in England, despite PSG being bookies' top choice for the Champions League quarterfinals.

    Wednesday's game probably brought back painful memories of Barcelona's second-leg comeback against PSG in March 2017. Back then, Barcelona had a 4-0 deficit after the first leg but managed to beat PSG 6-1 at home; the match was regarded as the greatest comeback in Champions League history.

    To add insult to injury, internet trolls attempted to immortalise PSG's crash in Wikipedia, placing the French champions in a list of bottling companies.

    As things stand now, the mocking edit has been rolled back, but still managed to draw the attention of eagle-eyed Wiki users.

    In case the humour is unclear, in football, "bottler" is a derogatory word used to speak of teams or players who are unable to handle pressure when the odds are in their favour.

    Football fans have flocked to Twitter to discuss the stunning defeat, with some branding PSG "the biggest bottlers" football has ever seen.


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