Footballers of Paris Germain won the first quarterfinal duo of the Champions League on the field of the Bayern Munich trophy defender 3: 2.
In the replay of last year’s final of the competition, they ended the 19-match series of Bayern in LM without a loss.
Kylian Mbappe scored two goals, Marquinhos added one. Porto lost on neutral ground in Seville with Chelsea London 0: 2. Retaliation is scheduled for April 13.
In the quarter-final hit, Bayern had to do without the injured gunner Robert Lewandowski, who was replaced by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who already hit the crossbar of the opponent’s goal in the second minute after a corner kick.
Immediately from the counterattack, the Paris team struck when Kylian Mbappe, after a pass from the sprinting Neymar, shot Manuel Neuer between the legs – 0: 1.
In heavy snow and at a temperature of only one degree Celsius, a moment later the home advantage of a direct kick just behind the penalty area, Joshua Kimmich from a promising position hit only into the wall. With 12 minutes played, PSG nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
Seven minutes later, after a direct kick from Bayern, Navas kicked Leon Goretzka’s head from five meters. The home crowd cheered when, after 27 minutes, Choupo-Moting’s charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
Immediately, Paris shocked the locals for the second time, because the Bavarians did not come out of the offside trap and Marquinhos did not hesitate in front of Neuer after Neuer – 0: 2. At that moment, the shot ratio was 11: 2 for the defense.
The visitors’ Marquinhos took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side’s goalie and center backs 37 minutes into the match. 1 – 2 for Choupo-Moting, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing. After the break, Neymar found himself in the first chance, but he was already too close to Neuer and the subsequent arrival of Angela Di Maria did not take place.
On the other hand, Navas neutralized the shots of David Alaba and Pavard. Bayern put in a good effort on the right, but Thomas Müller saw his volley fly wide of the mark 60 minutes into the game.
Eight minutes later, PSG led again, when Mbappe received a pass from Di Maria and adjusted to 2: 3 via the defending Jerome Boateng to the closer post.
Bayern did not get anything out of the final pressure, the attempts of Alab and Müller from promising positions ended outside the goal area.
It was played in Seville
Chelsea dictated the pace at the beginning of Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan’s stadium in Seville, but did not get a chance.
With 12 minutes played, Mateus Uribe nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
Twelve minutes later, Porto threatened again, and after a corner kick, he shot the goal of Zaida Sanusi on a good opportunity. Chelsea took the first big chance when Jorginho passed to Mason Mount and he sent his team into the lead after a clever turn with a cross shot on the ground.
The more active Porto almost equalized in the 43rd minute, but Pepe’s head was perfectly pushed out of the goal by Edouard Mendy. He also squealed six minutes after the change of sides, when he destroyed Moussa Marega’s cross-legged leg with his feet.
Luisa Diaza’s attempt to finish the ball from the penalty area was 57 minutes into the match. Chelsea’s defense sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 85 minutes gone, but Ben Chilwell’s finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
The first matches of the LM 2020/21 quarterfinals
Bayern Munich – Paris Saint-Germain 2: 3 (1: 2)
Goals: 37. Choupo-Moting, 60. Müller – 3. a 68. Mbappe, 28. Marquinhos. Judges: Lahoz (Šp.), ŽK: Lucas Hernandez, Kimmich, Boateng, Choupo-Moting – Draxler
Bayern: Neuer – Pavard, Süle (42nd Boateng), Alaba, Lucas Hernandez – Goretzka (33rd Davies), Kimmich – Sane, Müller, Coman – Choupo-Moting
PSG: Navas – Dagba, Marquinhos (30. Herrera), Kimpembe, Diallo (46. Bakker) – Danilo, Gueye – Di María (71. Kean), Neymar (90. Rafinha), Draxler – Mbappe
FC Porto – Chelsea London 0: 2 (0: 1)
Goals: 32. Mount, 85. Chilwell. Judge: Vinčič (Slov.), ŽK: Mbemba, Conceicao (off the field), Grujič
Porto: Marchesin – Manafa (83. Conceicao), Mbemba, Pepe, Sanusi – Corona, Grujič, Uribe, Otavio (83. Martinez Toni) – Marega (83. Vieira), Luis Diaz
Chelsea: Mendy – Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger – James (80th Silva), Jorginho, Kovacic (90th + 2 Emerson), Chilwell – Mount (80th Kante), Havertz (Giroud), Werner (65th Pulisic)
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by futbal.pravda.sk.
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