PSG failed to overthrow Bayern. At the Allianz Arena, the champions of France even conceded a second setback against the Munich residents (0-2).
The miracle did not happen for PSG. Forced to win at Bayern to hope to continue their journey in the Champions League, the Ile-de-France team failed in their task. Not up to the task, she even suffered a new setback (0-2). And there will be no one to cry foul.
PSG never really in the game
The champions of France did not deserve to pass because they were not able to raise their level of play. At the Allianz Arena, they suffered the events instead of taking the bull by the horns as they had announced . Faced with an opponent of the caliber of Bayern, this could only lead to a poor performance.
Even being timid, the Parisians have long remained one goal away from restoring parity in the two matches. A goal that could have happened in the 38e minute when Yann Sommer was dispossessed of the ball in the box. Unfortunately for the visitors, Vitinha’s strike was deflected at the last minute by Matthijs De Ligt on his line.
After Coman, it’s Choupo-Moting who punishes his former team
Paris had just let its chance slip away and it never came again. Because the French team fell asleep after returning from the locker room. Against an increasingly pressing Bayern, the Ligue 1 leader ended up breaking up. At the 61e, and having already been disallowed for an offside nine minutes earlier, Eric Maxime-Choupo Moting opened the scoring. As on the way out, PSG was punished by one of its former members.
The Cameroonian hit the mark by finding himself at the conclusion of a sequence which had been consecutive to a loss of ball by Marco Verratti. The Italian was taken in like a beginner, but it had to happen eventually given the pressure imposed by the Germans.
Sergio Ramos could have revived PSG
Given that there was still half an hour to play, Paris still had the possibility of reversing the course of things. For that, however, he would have had to return to the mark quickly. He had the opportunity at the 65e when Sergio Ramos placed a powerful header on receipt of a corner. Unfortunately for the Spaniard and all of his team-mates, Sommer kept watch to keep his clean sheet intact. At the 83e, the same opportunity presented itself but this time the Andalusian did not frame his recovery. It was just before Bayern secured the break out of a counter through the returning Serge Gnabry (89th).
As we might have feared after the 1e round at the Park, PSG fell. This outcome hung in his face and Kylian Mbappé, who was supposed to avoid it, ultimately remained invisible throughout this match. The ultimate proof, if need be, that a player can’t do anything alone, no matter how great. For having believed the opposite, the champion of France finds himself kicked out of Europe even before the advent of spring.