Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe scores twice as Paris St-Germain beat title holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter-final
European and World champions, Bayern Munich were stunned by PSG as they suffered their first champions league defeat since March 2019 on Wednesday night, April 7, losing 2-3 at home.
PSG took an early lead through star boy Kylian Mbappe after making an aggressive start as Bayern showed just how much they missed the absent Lewandowski.
Marquinhos scored PSG’s second, before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller both struck for a Bayern team that played with an intensity and intent that bordered lacked that magical finishing touch that Lewandowski had become known for.
Bayern fought back well, taking control in the second half to make it 2-2 but PSG struck on the counter to secure their advantage.
Fresh from outshining Lionel Messi in the previous round, Mbappe showed his world-class ability by scoring PSG’s third goal making a mockery of Bayern’s defence after exploiting the home side’s high defensive line .
Neymar’s disguised pass to Mbappe was perfect, and Mbappe’s finish squirmed past Manuel Neuer in the home side’s goal.
The last time Mauricio Pochettino faced Bayern Munich in the Champions League, his Tottenham Hotspur team were thumped 7-2.
Kylian Mbappe has been directly involved in 35 goals in 33 games for Paris SG in the UEFA Champions League (19 goals, 16 assists), while he’s scored six in seven games in the competition this season – already his joint-best goal tally in a single campaign (also 6 in 2016-17).
The second leg will be played next week.