Neymar and Mbappé unbalanced a match that Bayern dominated with arrogance.
It was a paradox.
A contradiction resolved by the talent of the two attackers in a duel between the goalkeepers.
Keylor Navas was hit by 12 shots - 31 in total - and served 10. Neuer had what is probably his most unpleasant night in Munich.
The play defined the game and will probably mark the tie.
It was in the third minute, the teams were testing each other, when? Keylor served on goal.
The ball bounced in midfield, without an owner, and Neymar managed to appropriate it.
Kim? Mich watched him, but the bird flew away.
He launched a direct diagonal towards the goal and created chaos in a limp defense that did not expect so much action so fast.
Accustomed to taking all its people to the opposite field, Bayern closed with Süle to set the mark for Mbappé.
But Süle, out in the open and too heavy to turn, hesitated when he saw Neymar driving the ball.
Instead of staying with Mbappé he went for the Brazilian.
When he wanted to correct his mistake, Neymar had already dropped the bomb.
The ball went to the feet of Mbappé who, only against Neuer, opted for the
He hit the near post hard and Neuer was unable to avoid the humiliation.
The ball passed between his legs and into the goal.
BayernNeuer, Lucas, Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Süle (Boateng, min. 41), Alaba, Kingsley Coman, Sane, Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka (Alphonso Davies, min. 32) and Choupo-MotingPSGKeylor Navas, Abdou Diallo (Mitchel Bakker , min. 45), Kimpembe, Marquinhos (Ander Herrera, min. 29), Colin Dagba, Danilo Pereira, Di María (Kean, min. 70), Draxler, Idrissa Gueye, Neymar (Rafinha, min. 89) and Kylian Mbappe
2: Kylian Mbappe.
67: Kylian Mbappe.
Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz Yellow cards Lucas (min. 34), Draxler (min. 61), Joshua Kimmich (min. 69), Boateng (min. 71) and Choupo-Moting (min. 88)
It was the first combination with a goal result between Neymar and Mbappé in this edition of the Champions League.
It was devastating in the context that best suited the characteristics of two forwards who find their natural habitat when defenders advance their line.
Aware that the tie had been turned upside down, Pochettino immediately called Marquinhos to reformulate the plan.
PSG locked in to protect an advantage that was presumed difficult to defend.
Bayern had not lost a match in the competition for two years and threatened to deploy with the entire cavalry.
Unleashed, Kimmich made a fuss, pushing his companions to join the charge.
Choupo-Moting harassing the centrals, Coman and Sané on the outside, Müller on the inside, Pavard and Lucas coming from behind and Go? Retzka jumping from line to line seemed uncontrollable.
Few teams have better ignored the lack of talent with the sense of solidarity, of helping colleagues, of uncompromising collectivism.
There is no room for whims or speculation in the current European champion, and Mbappé's goal was a wound to everyone's pride.
The snowflakes fell thicker and thicker as Bayern began to deposit their succession of shots.
Choupo-Moting headed to the crossbar;
Goretzka head first released the gloves of? Keylor;
Pavard tried the goalkeeper again with a shot at the near post and, again, Choupo-Moting had the goal within a span.
Overwhelmed by persistent pressure, the PSG players failed to make a pass.
Stuck in his area, the French team was supported by Keylor's reflexes and Marquinhos' guidance.
Without Verratti, injured with his selection, PSG lost the compass.
He seemed surrendered until Neymar approached the ball.
Before half an hour he found a random ball and, surrounded by rivals, launched a long pass.
It looked like a ball but fell at the critical point.
The space that Süle had to defend and that Mbappé had to attack.
The Frenchman slipped away from the mark, reached the baseline and caused a corner.
The launch ended in nothing until a rebound returned the ball to Neymar.
The Bayern defense was coming out when the
gave another one of those huge passes that he executes like someone who plays on the beach.
With his left foot, straight to Marquinhos, who played his countryman with cunning.
Since Süle was hooked, he broke the offside.
Alone before Neuer, who looked at him with a snow-covered toupee and a red nose, Marquinhos calmly shot.
It was the PSG captain's last service to his team's cause.
Immediately afterwards he requested the change due to injury.
Flick, the Bayern coach, managed the crisis without delay.
He removed Sülle and Goretzka, he put in Boateng and Alphonso Davies.
He formed a double pivot with Alaba and Kimmich to cut the axes where Neymar circulated, and arranged Boateng with Lucas in the center of the rear.
He placed Davies on the side to join Coman in the attacks.
Flick's modifications stabilized Bayern.
Choupo-Moting's head started to close the gap before the break.
At game time, Müller equalized by crossing a Kimmich center, from a lateral foul.
Bayern's siege dragged on without rest.
PSG held on under the table, except for two fleeting parentheses.
In the first, Neymar could not beat Neuer in a heads-up that seemed like a goal or a goal.
In the second, PSG came out of the hole with two passes.
Draxler to Di María and Di María, to one touch, to Mbappé.
Only against Boateng,
Pelé de Bondy
made a feint, gained half a meter, and nailed the 2-3 without Neuer understanding very well how it could happen.
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