An uninspiring attacking display from PSG saw Bayern beat them again at Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 round on Wednesday. The Bavarians maintained their mixture of composure and intensity throughout the game.
No comeback for PSG!
PSG hoped to score an early goal to come back into the tie, but it was Bayern who dominated the possession early on. The Bavarians made a few attempts to open the scoring, giving away a few dangerous balls in the process.
A blunder from Yann Sommer nearly cost Bayern a goal, but Matthijs de Ligt cleared the ball off the line with a timely tackle.
Both sides increased their attacks to break the deadlock toward the end of the first period. But Bayern completely dominated the game after the break.
The Bavarians thought they had an opener in the 53rd minute, but the VAR ruled out Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s header for offside.
The Cameroonian star, however, didn’t have to wait too long to find the back of the net.
Relentless pressing from Bayern inside PSG’s box led to Marco Veratti losing the ball to Thomas Muller in a dangerous area. Leon Goretzka then provided a brilliant assist for Choupo-Moting, who nodded home from close range.
The goal forced PSG to push forward with more players. A header from Sergio Ramos nearly got PSG back into the tie, but Sommer denied the Spaniard with a brilliant save.
The Parisians increased the pressure in the final ten minutes, but their attacks lacked enough edge to break Bayern’s resistance.
The hosts then finished off the game with a quick counter-attack in the 89th minute. A brilliant through ball from Joao Cancelo found Serge Gnabry behind PSG’s backline. The German star then converted the one-on-one with a cool finish.
The goal was enough to secure Bayern’s 3-0 win on aggregate. The Bavarians continue their three-game winning streak with a crucial victory at Allianz Arena.