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Champions League compact: FC Bayern fail despite victory at PSG - Chelsea late bankruptcy is enough
Last year's winner FC Bayern Munich has to give up prematurely in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A goal by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was not enough for FCB to advance against Paris Saint-Germain after the bankruptcy in the first leg. Chelsea achieved a good defensive performance in the parallel game and, like PSG, were able to cheer despite a 0-1 bankruptcy.
Paris Saint-Germain - FC Bayern Munich 0-1 (first leg: 3-2, aggregate result: 3-3 - PSG continue due to more away goals scored)
The mission to defend the title failed: FC Bayern Munich was knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals due to the away goals rule despite a 1-0 (1-0) win in Prinzenpark against Paris Saint-Germain. The star troupe from France had won the first leg in Munich a week ago with 2: 3. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (40th minute) scored the winning goal for the reigning premier class winner. For the second goal, which would have been enough to advance without conceding, Bayern lacked the punch. PSG around coach Maurico Pochettino will now face the winner of the quarter-final match between BVB and Manchester City (first leg: 1: 2) in the semi-finals. Bayern, who have also been eliminated in the DFB Cup, can now concentrate fully on the Bundesliga (five points ahead of the league leaders over RB Leipzig).
Even after the game, Munich will not know how they could go into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Lewandowski substitute Choupo-Moting headed the opening goal shortly before half-time after PSG keeper Keylor Navas was unable to parry a low shot from Alaba (40th). Until then, it was the only really compelling goal chance for the severely decimated Munich team, who had to play without the injured stars Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle and Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, who had corona, among others. Unlike in the first leg, when FCB missed numerous top chances, PSG was completely on the trigger in half-time after a tough start: In the 34th and 39th minute, Neymar put the ball on the post, in the 37th the bar. Previously, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer rescued the world star after a cross pass from Kylian Mbappé (27.)
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Since the 1: 0 was not enough to advance due to the away goals rule, the team of coach Hansi Flick, who had asked his professionals before the game that "every fiber in the body" must "want to win", continued to run - and certain motivated from the leadership the game. A long-range shot from Alaba, who came up as a six next to Joshua Kimmich in midfield, rushed inches past the right post (47th). Then luck again with the triple winner of the previous season: A cross pass from Angel di Maria from the right found its way through Neuer's legs into the middle of the six-meter space, where Neymar slipped centimeters past (53rd).
As time went on, Bayern pushed further forward and increased the risk - and almost rewarded themselves. However, Thomas Müller's shot after Leroy Sané was able to block it (65 '). However, great opportunities remained in short supply. That didn't change the substitution of Jamal Musiala, who came on for Alphonso Davies. PSG lurked on the counterattack and through Mbappé also scored the alleged 1: 1 after a through pass behind the far advanced Bayern defense (79th). The referee team around main referee Daniele Orsato decided on offside. Further opportunities on both sides remained unused.
Chelsea FC 0-1 FC Porto (first leg: 2-0, aggregate result: 2-1)
FC Chelsea, coached by German coach Thomas Tuchel, like PSG, made it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League despite a defeat. After a good defensive performance of over 90 minutes, the English conceded a goal in Seville, where the first leg had to take place due to entry restrictions in Great Britain, in the fourth minute of stoppage time against FC Porto. Mehdi Taremi scored the goal of the day. The clear 2-0 win in the first leg left little tension in a less eventful game.
The Tuchel-Elf, in which the German international Kai Havertz ran up from the start and Antonio Rüdiger was called up as central defender, concentrated fully on defending the lead. Porto's offensive activities were not enough to secure a ticket for the Final Four, and the late goal didn't change that. In the semifinals, PSG will now face the winner of the quarter-finals between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid.
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