Lrevenge is served. Bayern y Paris Saint-Germain They meet again in the quarterfinals after having starred in the final of the last Champions League. A lone goal by Kingsley Coman, former PSG veteran, certified the victory (0-1) on 23 August in Lisbon and gave the Bavarians their sixth European Cup.
“There is no doubt, since that day in Lisbon, my self-confidence has increased and I play even better,” says Coman, who made his Paris debut under Ancelotti in 2013, but turned to Juventus due to lack of opportunities. : I only played 55 ‘in four games.
Coman’s careerUntil that moment, it had been marked by successes – it has chained nine Leagues in a row with PSG (2), Juve (1) and Bayern (5) – and injuries. He even slipped the possibility of retiring after being out for nine months and missing the World Cup. “Not accepting a third operation. It would mean that maybe my foot is not made for this level,” he hinted on TF1.
The Lisbon goal, in effect, has changed him. This season he has six goals and 13 assists and has only missed three games due to injury. “I’m in the best moment of my career, I know my body well,” he says.
In the absence of Gnabry (positive for COVID-19) and Lewandowski, Coman be, together with Mller, the great offensive reference of Bayern against his exes. “It is a special story for me in light of what happened last season,” insists Coman.
“A new party”
PSG trust that Neymar, who comes from being sent off in the defeat against Lille (0-1), and Mbapp rewrite history. “Bayern is a good team. To be a great game,” the latter advanced to UEFA.com. His great moment supports him. Mbapp comes from scoring four goals against Barcelona in the round of 16 – three in the first leg and one in the second leg – and becoming the youngest player (22 years and 80 days) to reach 25 goals in the Champions League.
Pochettino, however, bets on the strength of the bloc: “People talk a lot about Neymar and Mbapp, but the eleven players who decide to put on the field will be trusted to do the work necessary for us to win.”
The fact is that neither in Paris nor in Munich they want to hear the word revenge. “Not many things have changed, but it is a new game. PSG has a new team and a new coach,” says Hansi Flick.