The match between the 2020 Champions league finalists promised goals from the outset and completely lived up to it expectations at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich’s defence were troubled by the pace of Mbappe, Neymar and Di Maria although the bavarians had plenty of chances of their own to win the tie.
Kylian Mbappe scored another brace on a big Champions League night for the Parisians as Marquinhos scored the other goal for the away side. Choupo Moting and Thomas Mueller scored for the German Champions on a snowy night in Berlin.
Kylian Mbappe produced yet another promising display on the Champions League stage for Paris
The game got off to the best possible start as Choupo Moting hit the cross-bar inside the opening couple of minutes. Paris launched a quick counter attack and Bayern’s defenders were caught napping as the attacking trio of Di Maria, Neymar and Mbappe linked among themselves to put them 1 up in the tie.
Kylian Mbappe struck a first time shot after being played on from a Neymar through pass as Neuer let the ball slip between his hands and into the net. Bayern Munich responded with heaps of pressure at the other end but failed to score as Paris dug deep and cleared their lines. Keylor Navas was instrumental in goal and kept out some well struck shots from the Bayern attackers.
Paris struck once again this time against the run of play as Bayern failed to clear their lines from a corner. Neymar curled the ball from over 40 yards out, over the outrushing Bayern defenders towards Marquinhos, who controlled the ball immaculately and guided it past Neuer.
Bayern responded inside 10 minutes as Choupo Moting finally connected a header from a Pavard cross. It was perfect header at the far post and flew past Navas in goal. Bayern continued to pile on the pressure on Paris in the second half but lacked the final pass in their attacking play.
However, Mueller equalized for the hosts as Kimmich swung in a perfectly taken free-kick. Mueller was left unmarked and made Paris pay as the Bavarian giants finally looked to have clawed their way back into the tie.
Pochettino’s side once again made Bayern pay on the break as Draxler found Mbappe, who ran in one-on-one with Boateng, and shot between the defenders legs right into the bottom left corner. Bayern registered 31 shots on goal while the away side had just 6 shots but 3 off them made the difference.
Hansi Flick’s side have left themselves with a lot to do in the second leg away in Paris. The Parisians have 3 away goals and Bayern need a minimum of 2 goals unanswered to go through to the semi-finals.