Kylian Mbappe has scored eight Champions League goals this season
Kylian Mbappe scored two goals when Paris St-Germain showed an excellent away performance in the exciting quarter-finals of the Champions League against defending champions Bayern Munich.
This was a meeting between last year’s finalists and both made for an extremely fun game that would have been worth the final of the competition.
It only took Mbappe three minutes to make a name for himself when fed by Neymar and the striker slapped a ride through Manuel Neuer’s legs.
Marquinhos doubled the lead for the French champions in the middle of the first half with a neat finish after a great ball from Neymar before ex-PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting went home to cut the deficit in half.
Neuer made up for his earlier mistake by denying Neymar from close range early in the second half before Keylor Navas at the other end blocked David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard’s goals.
But Bayern Munich kept up the pressure and rightly scored on the hour when Thomas Müller shot a header into the goal after Joshua Kimmich’s free kick.
Mbappe had the final say, however, when he shot a low strike through Jerome Boateng’s legs late to give PSG a third crucial away goal for the second leg.
Another big win for Pochettino’s PSG
For Mauricio Pochettino, it was another notable result in Europe after beating Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg of the round of 16.
That win was all the more impressive given that it took place at Nou Camp and PSG once again went to the home of a European giant for a shock result.
Against a team that hadn’t lost any of their last 19 Champions League games – with 18 of those wins – the visitors put on a tactically brilliant performance as they withstood Bayern’s relentless attacks before taking advantage of the pace of Neymar and Mbappe choosing them during the break.
PSG were undoubtedly helped by Robert Lewandowski’s absence at Bayern as the hosts had 31 chances to score. That shouldn’t detract from an outstanding performance from Pochettino’s side, who are preparing things well when the two teams meet in Paris on Tuesday April 13th (8:00 p.m. CET).
- 4thShut downReplaced byBoatengat the 42 ‘protocolBooked at 72 minutes
- 21HernándezBooked at 35 minutes
- 6thKimmichBooked at 70 minutes
- 18thGoretzkaReplaced byDaviesat the 33 ‘protocol
- 13thChoupo-MotingBooked at 89 minutes
- 8thMartinez Aguinaga
- 42she had to
- 31To grow
- 5MarquinhosReplaced byHerreraat the 30 ‘protocol
- 22ndDialloReplaced byBakkerat the 45 ‘protocol
- 11Tell maryReplaced byKeanat the 71 ‘protocol
- 10NeymarReplaced byRafinhaat the 90 ‘protocol
- 23DraxlerBooked at 62 minutes
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Match ends, FC Bayern Munich 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.
Second half ends, FC Bayern Munich 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.
Foul by Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern Munich).
Rafinha (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Rafinha replaces Neymar.
Missed attempt. David Alaba’s (FC Bayern Munich) header from the center of the box is high and far to the right. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a corner.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern Munich) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Bayern Munich. Conceded by Ander Herrera.
Attempt blocked. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Prepared by Jerome Boateng.
Corner, Bayern Munich. The corner was scored by Danilo Pereira.
Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Prepared by Thomas Müller.
Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain).
Missed attempt. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern Munich) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman with a cross.
Missed attempt. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the center of the box is just missed to the right. Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Missed attempt. Julian Draxler’s (Paris Saint Germain) right-footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern Munich).
Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern Munich).