After eliminating FC Barcelona in the previous round, PSG were opposed to their executioner last season in the Champions League final, Bayern Munich, for a tantalizing quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena. A match played in the snow, in rather surprising conditions, for which Mauricio Pochettino had installed his usual 4-2-3-1, but with some surprises (tenure of Dagba and Draxler). Bayern, for their part, had decided to line up Choupo-Moting at the forefront to replace Lewandowski, forfeit. And it was the former Parisian who was very close to finding the fault, with a header from a corner (3rd), but the crossbar relieved Navas. In the process, Di Maria gave a good ball to Neymar, who threw Mbappé into the box. The French striker shot hard at the near post, Neuer missed out and PSG opened the scoring (0-1, 3rd). An ideal start to the match for the Ile-de-France club, which from then on saw the waves of Munich fall on the goal of Navas, still imperial. PSG suffered a lot, trying to cleanly bring out a few balloons against. Against the course of the game, he was going to strike again. Neymar, again, found Marquinhos with a delicious pass lobbed in the back of the Bavarian defense. While he had demanded the change a few minutes earlier, the Parisian captain controlled and coldly adjusted Neuer (0-2, 28th)! He gave way in the process to Herrera, Danilo taking place in defense.
Bayern continued to support and multiplied the centers in the Paris area. On one of them, signed Pavard, Choupo-Moting managed to stand out and deceived Navas with the head (1-2, 37th). Bayern were rewarded for their efforts but returned to the locker room led to the score. Back from the locker room, another blow for PSG with the exit of Diallo, replaced by Bakker. PSG would therefore play for 45 minutes with a rather experimental defense: Bakker-Kimpembe-Danilo-Dagba. This did not prevent him from creating a huge opportunity, with Neymar who stumbled on Neuer after a breakthrough from Mbappé (51st). But we shouldn’t kid ourselves, it was always Bayern who led the dance, with better technical mastery. And the inevitable was going to happen, with the equalizer signed by the eternal Thomas Müller, found perfectly by Kimmich on a free kick (2-2, 60th). What to unleash even more the locals, who kept the pressure on the Parisian cages. But it was now accepted that this match was totally crazy. On a counter roundly conducted, Mbappé was found at the entrance to the area, slightly to the left. He waited patiently, suggested a curled shot but finally chose the small side and deceived Neuer (2-3, 68th)! PSG came back in front and put a blow behind the heads of Munich. Of course, Bayern were back on the attack, but they seemed to have run out of ideas. And the PSG even had some balloons against to manage, which it rather transformed into short phases of possession. Against all expectations, against the course of the game, the Parisian club won on the Bavarian lawn (2-3) and is in a good position for the return match, scheduled for next Tuesday!