Three things we learned from Bayern Munich – PSG
Bayern Munich will regret missed opportunities, defensive rounds and PSG keeper Keylor Navas when Bayern fired 31 shots and held 64 percent of the ball but fell 2-2 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday the Allianz Arena.
Navas made 10 saves, Kylian Mbappe scored twice and Neymar had two assists as Ligue 1 brought three away goals back to Paris. Marquinhos scored PSG's other goal.
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It has to be said that Bayern missed Robert Lewandowski and had 12 of his 31 shots on goal while another 10 were blocked by Les Parisiens. Thomas Müller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored a goal for the reigning tournament winner.
Bayern Munich - PSG was what we had hoped for from the UCL final in August, of course without the snow at the Allianz Arena in early April.
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We learned three things from Bayern Munich - PSG
1. Snow problems reaching goals: Paris Saint-Germain might not have expected to play in a crowded Allianz Arena, but Les Parisiens didn't let the whites put them off and built a 2-0 lead as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe Kymian Mbappe assisted Marquinhos. The second of the pair was a sensational pass from the Brazilian captain, who has scored six goals and three assists in his last four UCL games and 41 goals and 31 assists in 55 Champions League games. Mbappe is a beauty too.
2. Neuer, Navas make crucial stops but Mbappe rarely misses twice in a row: Müller stood in front of Presnel Kimbembe and nodded home to make it 2-2 after Manuel Neuer refused Mbappe on an outlier, but PSG couldn't bet much Guilt on its keeper. Keylor Navas made 10 saves that day. Mbappe would have asked for another chance after Neuer faced the breakaway. He got it within minutes and he didn't miss it. It helped that Jerome Boateng was slow to commit and worry about being cooked by the young star, and David Alaba didn't get there in time to stop Mbappe from cutting a shot between Boateng's legs and to the right of a helpless newbie. Still, Neuer was certainly not flawless on the day he guessed wrong at Mbappe's opener.
3. Bayern were more than Lewandowski but his absence was great: Bayern had 31 shots and saw the above 10 saves by Navas, but it is hard to believe that the goal line was the same with the strong Polish star on the pitch would. Bayern had 15 corners and more than 60 percent possession. Yes, Choupo-Moting scored from the center forward but hit the wood once and missed another opportunity. Has that draw already ended and dusted off another day with your A-1 striker?
Man of the game: Navas
Yes, Mbappe was great. No, it wasn't as important as the two-digit save collector from Costa Rica.
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