Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have performed their second spectacle in six days. After ninety minutes, there was a 0-1 stand on the signs, but that was not enough for the title holder: PSG took revenge for last seasons lost final despite that defeat.
Bayern had to go without a feat Robert Lewandowski, saw Niklas Süle and Leon Goretzka disappear and had to fill his spare bench with a large number of inexperienced youth players. Der Rekord meister had to score at least twice and did everything to achieve that.
However, the biggest chances of the spectacular first half were for the home team: Neymar had several times the 1-0 on his shoe in a short time, but found the pole, the bar and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on his way. The opening hit would eventually fall on the other side. David Alaba was free to shoot, Keylor Navas saved half and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting headed — just like in the heenduel — hit his old club.
After three halves it stood 3-3, but PSG was in the advantage in terms of off goals. The French wanted to put an end to all uncertainty immediately: Neymar seemed to do so too, but just came short to slip into an advance of Ángel Di María. After Mitchel Bakker invaded after an hour of play, PSG gained more and more space in the counterattack. That resulted in one goal, but Kylian Mbappé was whistled back for offside.
In the final phase, it was still beating for last seasons losing finalist: PSG refused to take advantage of its counter-capabilities until the last whistle signal. Bakker let himself be deluded once by Leroy Sané, who shot in front. Bayern still brought old-timer Javi Martínez within the lines as a battering ram, but the ball just didnt want to fall well during the final offensive. The 0-1 remained, however, and PSG was able to breathe relief: the Champions League will win a new winner, PSG hits Borussia Dortmund or Manchester City in the semi-finals.