Now the Rouge-et-Bleu let themselves fall really low again. The Munich push, but can not find a gap in the dense center. All play stations have also been delivered. FCB, who are known not to be responsible after the first-leg win, logically call off the attack.
The train to the goal is clearly recognizable on both sides after a long scanning phase. Coman refuels to the right and then crosses into Choupo-Moting’s run, who shakes off Danilo but comes a few steps too late. The promising cross does not result in a compelling chance.
Now it’s burning for the first time in the game in the Reds’ penalty area. After attacking from the left, there is no one with Messi, who takes the ball eleven meters from the goal and wants to finish it. But Davies throws himself in between and can block. However, the ball remains vacant and the Argentine follows up. Ultimately, however, Sommer is there and then safely buries the leather under himself.
Vitinha crosses the box for Mendes from Munich, but de Ligt effortlessly heads his high cross into the box out of the danger zone.
Goretzka puts his body in hard against Messi in the center. However, the referee missed the first yellow card of the game, which didn’t sit well with Hakimi, who took on Goretzka. The referee takes both players to the chest, but leaves it at verbal warnings.
Vitinha chips the leather into Mbappé’s barrel, who starts from the right but throws the ball too far towards the goal line when receiving the ball. Nevertheless, the nimble attacker still gets a turn, but only nails the ball to the side netting from a very acute angle. Kick off Bayern.
Hakimi picks up the pace and lets De Ligt stand. But behind is Davies, who can clear the corner. Messi brings the dead ball high towards the second post, but Sommer anticipates the trajectory perfectly and plucks the leather safely from the air.
Now Goretzka tries it from the second row. The tight low shot from 20 meters, however, comes too centrally on the Paris goal. Donnarumma is down in time and grabs it safely.
Kimmich chips the ball from the center into the Paris box. However, Verratti has no trouble heading the flat ball safely out of the danger zone. Still no danger.
After a high and wide ball from his own third, Mbappé picks up speed. However, Sommer is the first to get the ball, grabs it safely, but is then run over by the French superstar. Mbappé then pushes in the empty goal, but the whistle for the crystal-clear offensive foul has long since sounded. Bayern free kick.
So far this second leg – to put it mildly – has been very tactical. Both teams are very compact at the back and are looking for opportunities to bridge the center, which hardly arise from the basic defensive structure. Both Bayern and Paris watch the whole thing in the first ten minutes.
Mbappé refuels to the left and wants to get past Upamecano by stepping over. The Bayern defender does it completely clarified, stays tuned and ultimately even gets the kick out.
Davies intercepts a ball in Paris build-up play but PSG saves immediately so there’s no passing station. When the ball lands on Coman’s right wing, Mendes is immediately there with a strong tackle.
The first conclusion of the game belongs to the guests. After winning the ball in the center, the Paris attack rolls and Fabián Ruiz sends Kylian Mbappé over the left. From a very acute angle, the goalgetter’s conclusion then comes too centrally to Yann Sommer, who grabs it safely.
Kick-off in the Allianz Arena. Bayern play in their usual red home colors. The guests from the Seine, on the other hand, are dressed all in white. The ball rolls in the second leg.
A look at the history books underscores just how valuable Bayern’s 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes was. In only two of the 22 cases in which Munich won the first leg in a knockout round in the Champions League have FCB subsequently been eliminated. For comparison: In only one of the first six cases in which PSG have lost a first leg in the premier class, the Rouge-et-Bleu managed to advance to the next round with a correspondingly high victory in the second leg – 2019/20 against Borussia Dortmund .
Paris Saint-Germain is known with its star ensemble for a lot of offensive power. Defensively, however, things did not always go well for the Rouge-et-Bleu. In fact, the team from the French capital are the last team still in the competition not to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League in the 2022/23 season.
The home advantage speaks for Bayern tonight, which can also be proven in numbers. In the Bundesliga, Bayern have not lost any of eleven league games at home (seven wins, four draws) and have the best home offensive with 34 goals and the best home defense in the top German division with only eight goals conceded. In the Champions League, meanwhile, 15 wins have been recorded in the Reds’ last 17 home games (one draw, one defeat). But: The only defeat is down to the Parisians.
Both teams meet tonight for the 13th time in the UEFA Champions League. With only one draw, both teams were able to win six of the twelve duels. The Reds lost their last home game in the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 season 2-3.
PSG celebrated a 4-2 win over FC Nantes in Saturday’s dress rehearsal. Christophe Galtier makes two changes to his first eleven tonight: Achraf Hakimi and Marco Verratti start for Nordi Mukiele and Warren Zaire-Emery (both bench).
Right at the beginning a look at the starting line-up: There is not a single change in Bayern compared to the 2-1 away win in Stuttgart. Julian Nagelsmann sends exactly the same eleven back onto the field.
With the 1-0 away win from the first leg, the starting position for FC Bayern is very simple: If the German record champions manage to avoid defeat at home, the Reds will advance to the quarter-finals. The Rouge-et-Bleu, on the other hand, have to play to win. A goal difference leads PSG to overtime. It must be two goals difference for the direct ticket in the round of the best eight teams.
Good evening and welcome from the Allianz Arena. FC Bayern Munich will host Paris Saint-Germain tonight at 9:00 p.m. for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.