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PSG beat Bayern in the blockbuster clash thanks to superb Neymar-Mbappe link

22-year-old Mbappe became the Man of the Match
22-year-old Mbappe became the Man of the Match

Paris Saint-Germain beat Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. The teams played a really dynamic and exciting match, incomparable to last year’s final.

World-class Kylian Mbappe netted a double and captain Marquinhos netted another one after a brilliant assist by Neymar. Maxim Choupo-Moting and veteran Thomas Müller scored for the German side.

The reaction of Kylian Mbappé after the match:

“It’s a great team performance, after all. I took advantage of everyone’s work. After that match, we have another big confrontation at home. We suffered, but we suffered as a team, we shouldn’t be ashamed of our performance. We were solid, and we were able to hurt them in our strong times. We will play the return meeting with the same determination. As I said in Barcelona, ​​I like these kinds of matches. I’m not here to hide, I like to play these kinds of games and be decisive. It’s the Champions League, there are only great teams.”

The Parisians were very efficient, they converted 3 goals from 4 shots on target

The Parisians were very efficient, they converted 3 goals from 4 shots on target

Since their first season together in 2017-18, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé have assisted one another for 10 UEFA Champions League goals; this is at least three more than any other pair in the competition in this period. 

PSG director is confident that the star couple will stay at the club:

Don`t miss out 💥: PSG president is optimistic about Neymar and Mbappe staying at the club.

A wonderful display by Pochettino’s boys set a good mood before the second leg meeting in Paris on Wednesday, 14 April (0:30 BST).

  • Bayern Munich have lost a Champions League match for the first time since March 2019 against Liverpool.
  • Joshua Kimmich created 10 chances against Paris Saint-Germain, the most by a player in a single UEFA Champions League match at the quarter-final stage or later since 2011.
  • Since making his competition debut in the 2013-14 campaign, Neymar has assisted 25 goals in the UEFA Champions League, the most of any player in this time.
  • Mbappe has scored eight goals in this season’s Champions League, the joint-most by a French player in a single campaign in the competition.