The long-awaited UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie between Bayern Munich and PSG finally began with the first leg played in Germany. Immediately after the draw for this stage, there was plenty of expectation ahead of this clash.
After facing off in the last year's final, these two met again in a sort of a rematch from that game, which didn't take place long ago. For the French side, this tie looks like an opportunity of taking revenge after that hurtful loss in 2020, when the Bavarians claimed the title.
Still, the hosts headed to this duel in great fashion. Bayern are ruling the Bundesliga right now, and they increased the gap with their main competitors, Leipzig, last weekend. Besides, Hans-Dieter Flick's squad reached this stage unbeaten. However, PSG put that amazing streak to an end.
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The visitors took the lead early in the game. Kylian Mbappé proved his talent in a big Champions League night once again as he scored twice in his team's victory. First, the young superstar's opener took place three minutes into the game to give Paris a quick advantage.
Even though Bayern turned up their game seeking at least a goal, Marquinhos hit the Bavarians at the 28th minute to increase the lead to a two-goal margin. Later, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting pulled one back, and in the second half Thomas Muller put things level. However, Mbappé showed up again to give his side an important win ahead of the second leg. Fans went wild on social media as this exciting game took place.
Bayern suffered their first defeat in the current UEFA Champions League, and they will face the second match in Paris with disadvantage on aggregate score. Mauricio Pochettino's squad grabbed a crucial triumph ahead of next week's clash, in which a semi-final spot will be at stake.