Bayern Munich vs. PSG: Kylian Mbappe leads PSG to victory in wild five-goal Champions League thriller
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich played out a UEFA Champions League classic in their quarterfinal first leg at Allianz Arena on Wednesday with the visitors winning 3-2 to take a one-goal lead into the following week’s second leg.
Kylian Mbappe was the legend with two goals and Marquinhos added another prior to being constrained off injured as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller objectives were insufficient for the hosts.
Mauricio Pochettino and Hansi Flick were forced to rearrange their beginning XIs because of various absences on the two sides yet there was a lot of star power left on the contribute Bavaria and it required only three minutes for it to tell with Mbappe firing through Manuel Neuer after being teed up by Neymar.
It was a uncharacteristic mistake from the Germany international and he was almost made to pay again by compatriot Julian Draxler, an surprise PSG starter, who tracked down the rear of the net just to be hauled back for a fractional offside.
Les Parisiens were not to be denied, however, as Marquinhos multiplied their lead on 28 minutes after he planned his run to perfection to complete from a magnificent second Neymar help, however the captain was withdrawn minutes after the fact through injury.
The most predictable storyline in this matchup came to fruition eight minutes before half-time when previous PSG man Choupo-Moting looked in a header from a Benjamin Pavard conveyance. Along these lines Leon Goretzka, just as Niklas Sule, joined Marquinhos in being subbed before the break.
Neuer redeemed himself from the get-go in the subsequent half by denying Neymar what might have been a third for PSG and Muller at last made Bayern’s pressing factor pay with an equalizer after he was provided by Joshua Kimmich.
By then, Mitchel Bakker was on for Abdou Diallo and PSG were playing with Danilo Pereira as a stopgap focal protector with the guests significantly under tension from a wild Bayern assault that was making chances voluntarily.
Step forward Mbappe, who in the wake of botching one offside opportunity prior, was played in by Di Maria to complete clinically and restore the lead for the French monsters and an amazing three-objective take away from home.
In spite of good possibilities late on, most prominently David Alaba, PSG’s safeguard and Keylor Navas in objective held firm to deny the home side and perpetrated a first Allianz Arena misfortune since late 2019 at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
The two will meet again in Paris next week with Pochettino’s men well-placed to complete the work and advance to the expense of Flick and his crew.
Bayern Munich 2, PSG 3
PSG: Kylian Mbappe (3′)
PSG: Marquinhos (28′)
Bayern Munich: Eric Maxim Chuopo-Moting (37′)
Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller (60′)
PSG: Kylian Mbappe (68′)