The highlight of the day on this Wednesday, April 7, in what refers to the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, was to take place in the Allianz Arena. A scenario where the snow would leave its mark to host a shock that, in addition, would be the reissue of the grand finale of the orejona last season between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. For sure, a power-to-power struggle between two of the colossi of European football.
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Hans-Dieter Flick’s pupils would enjoy a couple of interesting chances in the opening bars of the game, notably through an Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who would be slowed by the crossbar. However, the one that would strike in the first instance would be a Kylian Mbappé that already became a nightmare for FC Barcelona in the second round (0 – 1). An action in which, surprisingly, I would err Manuel Neuer, one of the most trusted goalkeepers on the planet.
Neymar attends and Mbappé resolves
Julian Draxler would deliver a new blow to the Bavarian giant, but the play would be invalidated by Mbappé’s illegal position. Keylor Navas would make a couple of highly commendable speeches to Leon Goretzka and Benjamin Pavard, while Marquinhos would take advantage of a shipment from Neymar and a defensive imbalance from Bayern to increase the income of the Gauls in Munich (0 – 2). However, the locals would cut differences before the break thanks to a target from a former PSG: Choupo-Moting (1 – 2).
It should be noted that Mauricio Pochettino would suffer a setback with Marquinhos injury, who would be replaced by Ander Herrera. Already in the second act, Keylor and Neuer would have a healthy pique based on an incredible repertoire of stops to lock in their respective domains. Bayern would culminate the momentary comeback to return parity to the light through Thomas Müller, a man who would benefit from assistance from Joshua Kimmich in a strategy action (2 – 2). Even so, Mbappé would convert the double in his private account to confirm the triumph of PSG against Bayern in the first round between the two in these quarters of the Champions League (2 – 3).