Bayern Múnich 2-3 PSG The French are ahead for the return
Bayern Munich and PSG players dispute the ball.
Lexpectations, which were already quite high, were exceeded. It was a great game that Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain starred in the departure of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Without a doubt, they are two candidates for the title and it will be one of the most relevant games for the return matches.
The start of the game seemed to be for Bayern Munich, but a quick counterattack tipped the balance very early on towards the visit. At minute 3, PSG was launched in a fast counterattack. Neymar put the matter in mind and was able to locate Mbappé well. The shot was very powerful and Neuer could not get a ball that ended up slipping through his legs.
Bayern Munich’s response was immediate. The insistence failed before a Keylor Navas who was simply spectacular and starred in four dream saves over the line to avoid a tie. The Costa Rican was key to maintaining the advantage.
When equality was the most expected, the unexpected happened again: the Parisian team had a single attack and could make it happen. Neymar took a rebound outside the area and with his back to the goal. The Brazilian sent a very good center and Marquinhos appeared only to define calmly at 28 ‘. Unfortunately for him, the celebration cost him an injury and he had to be replaced by Ander Herrera.
It was then that Hans-Dieter Flick decided to move his team and put the speedy Alphonso Davies on the line and retired Leon Goretzka. The change paid off and the intention in attack had its triumph in a center from Pavard that reached Chuopo-Moting to finish off with a header and discount at 37 ‘.
Before the break, everything was played on PSG territory, which seemed to be no more than a hellish drowning in the middle of the snow that fell on the Allianz Arena. Definitely, the weather was totally discordant with the atmosphere of the match.
The Bavarian fury was present from the restart in the second part. Bayer Munich went to look for the equalizer at any cost, but returned to find the brilliant Keylorr Navas of the first half. Pavard had everything to discount with a volley in front of the goal, but the attic looked like an octopus.
It was only until 60 ‘when Bayern could get the tie. Joshua Kimmich was responsible for the execution of a free kick. Thomas Muller jumped with everything to put a hammer on the ground and even the duel.
In short, the best quality of this PSG is the great speed in the transitions from defense to attack. If anyone thought that Bayern Munich was riding the game, they were wrong.
A new counterattack took the German defense badly. Mbappé outlined himself as if to take a shot with a screw to the far post and fooled everyone. Neuer just froze watching how that ball entered through the first post and the visitor gained the advantage again at minute 68.
The Bavarians did not lower their arms and kept insisting. Alaba and Muller generated some impressive occasions in which the aim was not fine and that served Navas to continue consecrating his legacy in the arc.
The PSG knew how to resist the onslaught and controlled the last minutes to get a very important result with a view to reaching the semifinals. Bayern Munich could not effortlessly even things out and will now have to go look for at least two goals in Paris.