Thomas Meunier scores great volley for PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain joined Arsenal in qualifying from Group A with two games to spare following a 2-1 win away to FC Basel.

Blaise Matuidi had opened the scoring just before half-time before a hopeful strike from Luca Zuffi from over 40 yards out somehow found its way past goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to level up the score.

Given the result from the other game in the group, a draw would have been enough to see the French side qualify but Serey Die's sending off in the 84th minute prompted PSG to go for the kill.

And they were rewarded in the form of a stunning winner from Thomas Meunier, who had looked particularly dangerous throughout the game.

With the clock ticking down, Meunier was given licence to push forward as Adrien Rabiot advanced with the ball down the opposite flank.

To Rabiot's credit, rather than put a hopeful ball into the box, the Frenchman picked Meunier out at the edge with a looping cross.

What happened next we don't think anyone was expecting.

As you can see from the video below, Meunier proceeds to take a few side steps as the ball approaches to line up his shot before unleashing a stunning volley with the outside of his boot that curled into the top corner.

It was one of those where the strike didn't require much power but it was all about the timing and technique.

You can also see Zuffi's overhit cross that looped over Areola in the first half too and the PSG keeper will be grateful Meunier's goal spared his blushes somewhat.

Arsenal's 3-2 win over Ludogorets via a similarly late goal from Mesut Ozil means Group A's giants remain tied on 10 points.

They meet in a few weeks time for a clash which will surely determine who finishes top of the group and more likely to be handed an easier draw in the round of last 16.

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