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Bayern Munich 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain (Agg: 3-0): Player ratings as Die Roten crush PSG’s European dream to advance to the quarter-finals

Bayern Munich 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain (Agg: 3-0): Player ratings

Having won the first leg at the Parc des Princes, Bayern Munich completed the double over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at the Allianz Arena. 

Second-half goals by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry crushed PSG’s European dream. They have failed to get past the last-16 in five of the past seven seasons.

Christophe Galtier’s side controlled possession early on, with the French manager keen to break his side’s last-16 voodoo, but he suffered a huge blow before the break when captain Marquinhos was forced off injured.

Bayern’s Leon Goretzka, who was tasked with keeping Lionel Messi quiet, delivered his side’s first shot on target. But his long-range effort was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Jamal Musiala was the next to test Donnarumma as the German sensation forced the Italian shot-stopper into a smart save from inside the 18-yard area.

Galtier’s men put up a better showing than they did in the first encounter on home soil, but they barely created any clear-cut chances until a moment of madness from Yann Sommer nearly handed them an equaliser.

The Swiss goalkeeper was caught in possession in his own box by Vitinha. But the Portuguese midfielder was denied by a heroic goal-line clearance from Matthijs De Ligt.

After an end-to-end opening 45 minutes that failed to provide the goods, Bayern seemed to have broken the deadlock early in the second period. 

A sublime header from Choupo-Moting found its way into the net. However, following a VAR review, the referees deemed Thomas Muller to have interfered with the header from an offside position.

The decision left Julian Nagelsmann fuming on the touchline, but it kept PSG in the game while reminding them of what happens when they switch off.

Undeterred by the VAR call, Die Roten finally opened the scoring on the hour mark. Marco Verratti was caught in possession on the edge of his own area by Muller, allowing Goretzka to slide in Choupo-Moting for an easy tap-in.

With just 30 minutes left to play, PSG had a mountain to climb, but they nearly put themselves right back in the tie.

However, Sommer made up for his previous howler to help his side defend their lead with a fantastic save to deny Sergio Ramos. 

Having survived the scare, second-half substitute Joao Cancelo slipped in Gnabry, who finished off a lethal Bayern counterattack in the final knockings of the game to put the tie to bed.

Bayern have now won all eight of their games in this competition. They are also yet to concede a Champions League goal on home soil.

Bayern Munich

Yann Sommer (6/10) – Made up for his moment of madness with a stunning save to deny Ramos, which proved to be very important to his side’s victory.

Josip Stanisic (7/10) – Shut down anything that came through his flank. Strong performance from the Croat that justified his selection once again.

Dayot Upamecano (8/10) – Made a potentially goal-saving tackle on Messi in the first half. Also kept Kylian Mbappe quiet throughout the game.

Matthijs de Ligt (7/10) – His heroic goal-line clearance spared Sommer’s blushes.

Alphonso Davies (8/10) – Put in a strong shift contributing both in attack and defence, and was instrumental in his side’s win tonight.

Leon Goretzka (7/10) – Tested Donnarumma with a couple of long-range efforts that were comfortably saved but was good value for assisting the opening goal.

Joshua Kimmich (7/10) – Established a foothold in the middle of the park and proved a huge presence while covering the Bayern backline.

Kingsley Coman (7/10) – Threatened the PSG defence with his pace throughout the game. A solid performance from the Frenchman against his former side.

Thomas Muller (7/10) – Had himself to blame for interfering with play in Choupo-Moting’s disallowed goal but put in a strong shift on the night.

Jamal Musiala (8/10) – The ever-dazzling youngster was at it again tonight, proving a handful to the PSG defence whenever he had the ball.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (8/10) – Persistent throughout the game. Kept his head down after seeing his opening goal chalked off but was rewarded with another.


Leroy Sane (6/10)

Sadio Mane (6/10)

Serge Gnabry (7/10)

Joao Cancelo (6/10)

Paris Saint-Germain

Gianluigi Donnarumma (6/10) – Made a few decent saves but could do little about the two goals he conceded.

Danilo Pereira (5/10) – Was lucky to avoid giving away a penalty in the first half.

Sergio Ramos (6/10) – Came close to restoring parity for his side with a sublime header, but Sommer reacted expertly to deny him. Also missed the target with another header later on.

Marquinhos (N/A) – Would have been disappointed that his night ended prematurely after being forced off in the first half due to injury.

Achraf Hakimi (6/10) – Put in a decent defensive shift but offered next to nothing in attack.

Vitinha (5/10) – Struggled to control the game from midfield and lacked the conviction to convert his side’s biggest chance to pull one back.

Marco Verratti (4/10) – Was uncharacteristically at fault for Bayern’s goal and struggled to dictate play for his side.

Fabian Ruiz (4/10) – Was a spectator throughout the game.

Nuno Mendes (5/10) – Offered little going forward as he could not get past Stanisic.

Lionel Messi (5/10) – Was near-invisible throughout the game. An uninspiring performance from the World Cup winner.

Kylian Mbappe (4/10) – Had an early chance, and that was it. Failed to be decisive in arguably his biggest game of the season.


Nordi Mukiele (N/A)

El Chadaille Bitshiabu (5/10)

Warren Zaire-Emery (3/10)

Juan Bernat (4/10)

Hugo Ekitike (N/A)

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