This is why we love the Champions League! This Wednesday we experienced the best match of the tournament in the 2020-2021 Season and the previous finalists had to star in it, Bayern Munich y PSG, but this time the result favored the Parisians, who had in Kylian Mbappé to her lethal man, in Neymar to his artist and in Keylor Navas to a goalkeeper from another world.
Bayern 2-3 PSG; the goals
Three minutes and the unexpected happened: Manuel Neuer ate a goal and from that moment on, Bayern had to row against the current. Neymar and Mbappé they got together to mount a swift attack, the Brazilian enabled the Frenchman and he hit “the bulge”. The ball hit Neuer’s body, but did not attack it properly and he slipped away for the 0-1 of the Parisians.
Before half an hour, again Neymar knew how to give the exact pass at the right moment. Taking the Bayern defense coming out after a stopped ball, on the 10th he left a chocolate for Marquinhos within the area that the captain signed as if he were a center forward; the second of the PSG of visit.
The current champion of the Champions and German pride can never be considered dead. Ironically, Bayern had at least three times as many shots on goal as PSG until the second against came, but his insistence found fruit with Choupo-Moting and an unstoppable header for the -until moment- unbeatable Keylor.
At half-time we went 1-2, but the restart brought the German draw as a reward for the siege. It was Thomas Müller, also by air, which tied 2-2, but the taste did not last long because of Mbappé.
Mbappé double and PSG triumph
Eight minutes after the equalizer, Kylian scored at 68 ‘the final 2-3 with an off-hook whose only opposition Jérome Boateng, the one who keeps looking for the waist since Messi left him sitting. This time he didn’t end up on the floor, but he did end up wondering how Donatello fooled him without much trouble for victory.
Keylor Navas, the wall of Costa Rica
Special mention for the Costa Rican giant, Concacaf’s best goalkeeper, who had 10 saves between posts to keep PSG’s advantage. They shot him 12 times anyway and there he was to stop with hands and feet the attempts of Pavard, Müller, Sané and company, remembering that Robert Lewandowski did not play due to injury.