Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Match Report – April 7, 2021

Bayern Munich vs.  Paris Saint-Germain - Match Report - April 7, 2021

(EFE) – PSG beat Bayern 3-2 in the first round of the rematch of the final of the last Champions League with two goals from Kyllian Mbappé and one from Marquinhos, and also thanks to several good saves from Keylor Navas.

The ball belonged to Bayern for most of the match and he fired 31 times on goal. PSG arrived little, but when they did they did not fail and ended up taking the victory.

PSG took an early lead, in minute 3, through Mbappé in a play in which Bayern went wrong with everything that could go wrong.

After a loss of the ball in the center of the field, Neymar had all the space in the world to advance towards the area and open the ball to Mbappé, who was in a shot position against Manuel Neuer.

Mbappé’s shot to the first post was not unstoppable. Neuer arrived, but deflected the ball towards his goal.

Later, Bayern exercised absolute dominance against a PSG dedicated to defending itself and waiting for opportunities to counter-attack.

Before Mbappé’s goal, Bayern had had two clear arrivals, a shot by Lucas Hernández diverted to a corner by Keylor Navas and a header by Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting that hit the crossbar.

Then there was more. In the 10th minute Thomas Müller could not give power or direction to a shot in the small area that in the end was not a problem for Keylor. On 19 and 20 Keylor reacted with good saves to a header from Leon Goretzka and a shot from Benjamin Pavard.

The only news in PSG’s attack had been a goal disallowed by Draxler for offside in the 12th minute. Bayern led the game, but PSG showed great efficiency and in their second shot on goal -except for the goal. overruled Draxler- increased the bill.

After a rebound from a corner kick, when the Bayern defense left the area to cause the offside, Neymar put in a pass that left Marquinhos alone against Neuer and the Brazilian did not miss.

The pressure from Bayern continued and had its prize, with a header against the floor by Choupo Moting in the 38th minute to center Pavard from the right.

By then, Marquinhos, injured, had had to leave the field and had been replaced by Ander Herrera, with which Danilo Pereira had gone to the center of defense.

Bayern, before the end of the first half, lost Goretzka and Süle due to physical problems.

In the 52nd minute PSG was close to the third, when Neymar stole the ball in the opponent’s area and shot from close range, but Neuer showed a good reaction.

Keylor then saved PSG twice, first against a shot from Alaba in the 53rd minute and a few seconds later after a shot from Pavard.

The two-goal tie came in the 60th minute with a Thomas Müller header after a free-kick by Joshua Kimmich, but in the 68th Mbappé scored the winning goal for PSG on a counterattack.

Bayern continued to press, but could not draw and will play it all in Paris.

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