Police arrested 36 people in Paris after a crowd at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe escalated into dispersed violence, but no serious damage was reported and the atmosphere was extremely festive.
By beating Leipzig 3-0 on Tuesday, PSG finally reached the final of Europe’s biggest club competition for the first time. Only one team from France won the title, and that was a generation ago – Marseille in 1993.
The long-awaited success has dominated news and social media – and all eyes are now on his compatriot from Lyon, who face five-time champions Bayern Munich in the other semi-final on Wednesday.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex greeted the team by tweeting: “Paris is magic!”
The final of the mini-tournament, which is played in Lisbon without supporters due to the coronavirus pandemic, is Sunday.
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