PSG was eliminated from the round of 16 for the sixth time in seven seasons after falling behind 1-0 in the first leg in Paris and losing 2-0 in the return match at the Allianz Arena.
” As I said in my first press conference in the Champions League this season, we will try our best. That’s our best, it’s true,” Mbappe told reporters .
” What did PSG miss? Not much when you look at the two teams. They have a great squad, built to win the Champions League. ”
PSG are still waiting for their first European Cup title despite the huge amount of money that the Qatari owner has spent on the transfer market.
Mbappe added: “ We will question ourselves and then return to our daily lives, with the tournament.
We have to keep going… We lost to a great team that was trying to win the league .”
Despite the team leading Ligue 1 by 8 points, the defeat in the Champions League will certainly raise many questions about whether the French star will stay at Parc des Princes.
” The only thing that matters to me is this season, win the championship, then we’ll see, ” Mbappe replied.
Bayern Munich eliminated PSG from the Champions League, leaving Messi and Mbappe defenseless
With a 2-0 victory over PSG, Bayern Munich advanced to the quarterfinals and showed off its might in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.
When Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) had to play at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 match, there was no comeback for PSG.
Losing 0-1 in the first leg, PSG still played lifeless in the second leg even though they had the duo of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in attack. After a goalless first half, PSG made many mistakes in the second half, leading to conceding 2 goals and losing the final score 0-3 and officially stopped in the 1/8 round.
PSG actually entered the game with determination as soon as the referee blew the opening whistle. In the 15th minute, Mbappe hιt the home team’s net but the referee denied the goal because the French striker had fouled goalkeeper Sommer before.
In the 25th minute, it was Messi’s turn to enter the penalty area, but Alphonso Davies was able to block it. The Argentine star tried to kick back but goalkeeper Sommer promptly caught the ball in his hand.
In the 32nd minute, it was Bayern Munich’s turn to respond with a narrow shot from Musiala, but goalkeeper Donnarumma stopped in time. When the game was in a good direction, PSG had a big disadvantage with captain Marquinhos being injured and leaving the field in the 35th minute.
In the 38th minute, goalkeeper Sommer made a serious mistake when he lost the ball in the penalty area, fortunately midfielder De Ligt promptly retreated to break the ball right on the goal line after Vitinha’s shot. This was the most unfortunate situation of PSG’s missed opening opportunity and the two teams ended the first half without a goal.
Entering the second half, PSG began to show their impatience in scoring, also when they reveаled many gaps due to the formation of the squad to attack.
In the 52nd minute, Musiala had an accurate cross for striker Choupo-Moting to head and hιt PSG’s net. However, referee Daniele Orsato, after consulting with the VAR team, confirmed that there was an offside error from Thomas Muller and did not recognize the goal for the home team Bayern Munich.
However, Bayern Munich still had the opening goal in the 61st minute of the match. Marco Verratti lost the ball disastrously in the penalty area when he was approached by Thomas Muller. The ball was passed to Leon Goretzka before the midfielder stretched for Choupo-Moting to easily score into the empty goal.
Conceding a goal means that PSG is now led by two goals after two matches, making the mentality of coach Galtier’s army even more impatient in finding goals.
In the 75th minute, from Messi’s corner, center-back Sergio Ramos hιt a dangerous header, but goalkeeper Sommer still managed to break the ball within a few minutes.
PSG were forced to raise the offensιve line in the remaining minutes and they were hιt by a quick counterattack from the home team. In the 89th minute, Joao Cancelo poked a slot for Serge Gnabry to finish with his left foot, ending all hope of turning the game around for PSG.
Gnabry’s goal sealed a 2-0 victory for Bayern Munich in the second leg. The Bavarian club won the final 3-0, thereby winning tickets to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The defending Bundesliga champion still shows bravery in the continental arena with the 9th time in the quarterfinals in the last 10 seasons. Meanwhile, PSG is still just a “weak” club with the second consecutive season being eliminated in the round of 16.