Bayern returns PSG to its nightmare in the Champions League
The German team advances to the quarterfinals at the cost of another poor Parisian campaign in Europe with Messi and Mbappé missing
MADRID, March 8 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain (2-0) this Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, another victory on track by the minimum as in the first leg but with a superiority that became palpable in the second half, when Choupo-Moting’s goal arrived, another ex to fire the French.
The German team, champion for the sixth and last time in 2020 at the expense of PSG, was superior to Messi and Mbappé in the locker room return. The gala energy, fifth elimination in the round of 16 of the last seven editions of the Champions League, faded in that clearly local return at the Allianz Arena, a local push that punished Verratti in the steal up top and rounded off Gnabry on 90′.
With the poster difficult to improve, the clash did not disappoint in the first half, by both, with an exchange of dominance, pressure and chances. The first assault was from Bayern, with a shot from Goretzka, but PSG took control of the ball with Messi quite unmarked and supported by Vitinha and Verratti.
The Argentine failed to finish off a carbon copy of his recent goal against Nantes and, after about half an hour, Bayern came out of the cave with the talent of Musiala. The young German international took a shot on the turn that Donnaroumma cleared as best he could, but before the break the best of the visitors arrived, putting pressure on goalkeeper Sommer to keep the honey on his lips.
Vitinha finished recovering the ball with the goalkeeper out of his place but his shot took it under De Ligt’s sticks. PSG, who lamented the injuries in defense of Marquinhos and his substitute Mukiele, lost their pulse after the break, with more actions from Musiala and a keen Choupo-Moting against his former team, as Coman did in the first leg.
The Cameroonian forward managed to see the goal but it was canceled because Müller put his leg offside, but Bayern took out the steamroller, erasing the rival midfield. Julian Nagelsmann’s men smelled blood and, in pressing Verratti, found the ball easy for Choupo-Moting to make it 1-0. Christophe Galtier’s men reacted however they could but Bayern had Messi and Mbappé well controlled.
Thus, it was Sergio Ramos who, with two head butts, was able to get the visitors into the fight. The Spanish defender missed by centimeters, but the German discipline, while putting in more wood with Mané or Cancelo, counteracted with the lack of control of a PSG that conceded the 2-0 impotence in the last minute through Gnabry.
–RESULT: BAYERN MUNICH, 2 – PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN, 0. (0-0, at halftime).
BAYERN MUNICH: Sommer; Stanisic, Upamecano, De Ligt, Alphonso Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Eat (Gnabry, min.86), Müller (Cancelo, min.86), Musiala (Mané, min.82) and Choupo-Moting (Sané, min.68).
PSG: Donnarumma; Danilo, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos (Mukiele, min.36; Bitshiabu, rest); Achraf, Vitinha (Ekitike, min.81), Verratti, Fabián Ruiz (Warren Zaire, min.76), Nuno Mendes (Bernat, min.82); Mbappe, Messi.
1 – 0, min. 61, Choupo-Moting.
2 – 0, min. 90, Gnabry.
–REFEREE: Daniele Orsato (ITA). He admonished Achraf (min.95) at PSG.
–STADIUM: Allianz Arena.