He took revenge from last season. PSG lost 1-0 against Bayern Munich, in Paris, but reached the Champions League semi-finals by away goal and continues on its way to Orejona. By names, the series promised to be a great match, both in the first leg and in the return. In Germany, those led by Mauricio Pochettino took a light advantage by beating the last champion 3-2. And this Tuesday, although there was only one goal, the meeting was more than entertaining, with situations for both the local and the visitors.
PSG's game plan was simple, take advantage of the advantage gained in the first game, let Bayern attack and hurt on the counterattack, with the speed of Kylian Mbappé, Ángel Di María and Neymar. The latter in particular, played a great match, being the main danger card in attack for the Parisians.
Hans Flick's team had the ball but it didn't go deep, so they had to try from medium distance, while PSG, at Neymar's feet, had two great chances, but in the first, the goal was denied. the crossbar, while the second, in a heads-up against Neuer, his shot hit the post. At 40 minutes, after a series of rebounds in the area, Eric Choupo-Moting appeared to head and score 1-0 in favor of the visit.
In addition, Bayern came out determined in search of the second goal that the classification grants him, although he found a solid defense of the local team, which was always well stopped. PSG had repeated opportunities to kill the story, but failed in the last meters and left the visitor alive, who squeezed until the end, but the second goal did not come, and the one who stayed with the classification was Pochettino's team.
"I don't think we are candidates. We eliminated Barcelona, now Bayern Munich but there are still rivals to win the Champions League. Any team that qualifies for the semifinals has a chance of winning," explained the Paris Saint-Germain coach after the go to the semifinals.
With the classification, in addition, the French cut with a historical curse that the runners-up had in the most important tournament in the Old Continent, since in the previous six head-to-head matches between finalists, the one who became champion last season always advanced.