PSG Advances To UEFA Champions League semi-finals
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) knocked defending champions Bayern Munich out of the UEFA Champions League despite losing 1-0 at the Parc des Princes, with the French champions progressing 3-3 on aggregate to the semi-finals on away goals.
PSG came into the game having won 16 of its 17 UEFA competition ties when they recorded a first-leg away victory, including in this season’s round of 16 against Barcelona. Bayern were still without prolific goalscorer Robert Lewandowski but were determined to spring a surprise.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side played cleverly on the counter-attack with Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria causing all sorts of problems out wide. Neymar had three shots saved by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and hit the woodwork twice in an eventful period just before the break.
PSG were dominating, however, the tie tilted Bayern’s way when Choupo-Moting headed home following Bayern’s first dangerous attack of the game in the 40th minute.
Navas then denied Alaba, whose left-foot drive appeared destined for the top-left corner, before Leroy Sane shot straight at the PSG keeper shortly ahead of half-time.
PSG went on the offensive again at the start of the second half as Di Maria sent a dangerous low cross through the Bayern six-yard box that was somehow missed by Neymar.
Bayern threw everything at PSG in the final 10 minutes but they couldn’t breach the tough PSG defence again as the game finished 1-0 to Bayern, with PSG progressing on away goals.
FULL-TIME: @PSG_English 0️⃣ – 1️⃣ @FCBayernEN (Agg: 3-3)
We progress into the @ChampionsLeague semi-finals!!! #PSGFCB |