Paris Saint-Germain hosted Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
The Parisians led 3-2 on aggregate from last week’s match in snowy Bavaria and looked to put the game to bed this week at their home ground.
The game kicked off with similar scenes to the previous outing. Bayern were putting immense pressure on the PSG but lacked the finishing prowess many have been used to seeing.
With Alphonso Davies starting for the visitors, it was evident that Hansi Flick was looking to punish the hosts with pace.
However, Paris Saint-Germain have another level of pace with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr upfront. The Parisians looked scary on the counter attack, as both forwards were getting chances throughout the first half that should have gone into Neuer’s net.
Out of the two, Neymar looked like he had his scoring boots on in the first half. The Brazilian maestro had two solid chances in the latter stages of the half that hit the woodwork, rattling Bayern Munich’s defence.
FCB got their fair share of chances too, but like last week, were missing a more clinical finisher in Robert Lewandowski.
Nevertheless, the visitors made their breakthrough in the 40th minute as Choupo-Moting scored another goal. A fumble in PSG’s box following a save led to 32-year-old striker scoring a header at close range.
The first half ended with Bayern Munich equalising 3-3 on aggregate.
The visitors looked more in their element in the second half while PSG were panicking defensively.
Former Manchester City winger Leroy Sane was consistently getting chance after chance in the second half. As the game went on, his confidence continued to grow as he flourished on the ball.
England prospect Jamal Musiala made his appearance in the fixture at the 70-minute mark, replacing Davies.
Right till the final whistle, Sane was creating chances that just weren’t converting while PSG could not capitalise on the counter attack.
Mbappe scored right before the 80-minute mark but had his goal ruled offside by the VAR.
Despite Manuel Neuer having a solid performance at the back for Bayern Munich, the visitors still needed to get one goal in to triumph over PSG.
The game ended 1-0 to the Germans, but Paris Saint-Germain go through to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals.
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