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PSG v Bayern 3-2: Away win is huge advantage for The Parisians in first leg opener

Bayern Munich vs. PSG

Photo Credit: AP

PSG took the initiative with a 3-2 away win this Wednesday at the Allianz Arena against Bayern. In the previous phase of the competition, Bayern won against Lazio; The Parisians, for their part, were able to eliminate Barcelona. The Parisians will now have a tough challenge in the return game, at their home stadium if they want to secure a place in the next stage of the Champions League.

 

The Parisians started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to an early goal from Kylian Mbappe in the 3rd minute. PSG looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Marquinhos in the 28th minute to establish a 2-0. Bayern in turn, then responded, on 37 minutes increasing their lead with an effort from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to see out the first half 1-2.

The Reds took the initiative in the second half, with Thomas Muller finding the net in the 60th minute. In the end though, PSG at the 68 minute mark took the victory following another Kylian Mbappe goal and seeing the game end 3-2.

 

Both managers used all available substitutions. For Bayern, Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng, came on for Leon Goretzka and Niklas Sule, PSG replaced Ander Herrera, Mitchel Bakker, Moise Kean and Rafinha with Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo, Angel Di Maria and Neymar.

There were bookings for Lucas Hernandez, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Bayern, and Julian Draxler, for PSG.

Bayern will now travel to play PSG on 13 April, to decide who will advance to the next stage.

Technical card:
Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule (Jerome Boateng, min.42), David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez, Leroy Sane, Leon Goretzka (Alphonso Davies, min.33), Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
PSG: Keylor Navas, Colin Dagba, Marquinhos (Ander Herrera, min.31), Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo (Mitchel Bakker, min.46), Angel Di Maria (Moise Kean, min.71), Neymar (Rafinha, min.90), Danilo Pereira, Idrissa Gueye, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe
Stadium: the Allianz Arena
Goals: Kylian Mbappe (0-1, min. 3), Marquinhos (0-2, min. 28), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (1-2, min. 37), Thomas Muller (2-2, min. 60) and Kylian Mbappe (2-3, min. 68)

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