Crónica, Champions League: FC Bayern

  • Choupo-Moting and Müller brand
  • Return on April 13

Bayern suffered a defeat in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. On Wednesday night, the defending champion lost 2-3 (1-2) in the home game against Paris Saint-Germain despite a good performance. In a game with a lot of pace, Kylian Mbappé (minute 3) and Marquinhos (28 ‘) put the guests ahead 0-2. Meanwhile, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37 ‘) and Thomas Müller (60’) made it 2-2. But Mbappé (68 ‘) made it 2-3 with his second goal. The return leg will take place in the French capital on Tuesday, April 13.

Keep on, always keep on

Despite the defeat in the first leg, anything is possible. Bayern put on a great performance and were the superior team for long stretches of the match (31-6 in shooting). Next Tuesday will be the second leg: Give it everything and turn it around!

We have briefly summarized the most important scenes in the game for you:

Minute 3 – Mbappé for 0-1

Paris takes the lead soon. The guests make a quick attack. The ball reaches Mbappé through Ángel Di María and Neymar. The attacker hits from close range and the leather jumps from Manuel Neuer’s body to the goal. Immediately before, Choupo-Moting had slammed a ball against the crossbar.

Minute 10 – Müller squanders the tie

Almost the tie. Leon Goretzka slips the ball into the small area delicately. There Thomas Müller arrives well, but cannot place the ball with precision and Keylor Navas rejects. Two minutes later, Julian Draxler scores the supposed 0-2. But assistant Mbappé was previously offside.

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Minute 19 – Goretzka fails against Navas

Next big opportunity for Bayern! Joshua Kimmich hits a direct free from midfield towards the goal. Goretzka arrives free to head up close, but Navas is there again.

Minute 28 – Marquinhos scores the 0-2

FCB clearly dominates the game, but the goals are made by the guests. After a blocked corner, the Bayern defense comes out. Neymar hits the ball behind the defense. Marquinhos starts to free space and with only the second shot from the guests makes it 0-2.

Minute 37 – Choupo-Moting cuts distance

Bayern cut back! Benjamin Pavard hits a good cross from the right. In the center, Choupo-Moting rises higher and surpasses Navas with a header for 1-2.

Minute 60 – Müller heads for 2-2

The much deserved draw! Kimmich puts in a direct free from the right side. Müller jumps up and heads the ball to make it 2-2 through the net.

Minute 68 – Mbappé puts the 2-3

How bitter! The Paris responds with lightning speed. Mbappé shoots from ten meters and scores 2-3 from the short stick.

All images from the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain can be found in the gallery:

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