A lesson in efficiency.
Dominated throughout the meeting, the Parisians left Germany with a victory against Bayern Munich (2-3), in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Double from Kylian Mbappé and a goal from Marquinhos against achievements by Eric Maxim Choupo Moting and Thomas Müller.
The two teams will meet next Tuesday at the Parc des Princes for the second round.
Dominating is not winning for Munich
If the temperature was freezing and snow fell throughout the game, it was quickly hot on the meadow, with Bayern Munich dominating and chances raining down on Navas' goal.
It was nevertheless a surgical PSG that opened the scoring, thanks to Mbappé (0-1, 3rd).
The Munich, who had hit the bar just before (2nd), pushed, pushed and pushed again (10th, 19th, 20th, 27th)… without finding the fault.
And by dint of harvesting, the European champions were punished.
Already decisive passer on the first goal, Neymar gave the score to Marquinhos, who had plenty of time to adjust Neuer (0-2, 28th).
The last action of the Parisian captain, who was to give way to injury (30th).
Another blow for PSG, which also lost Diallo, replaced at the break (46th).
Knowing that Verratti, Florenzi, Paredes, Icardi and other Kurzawa were forfeited, it was starting to do a lot ...
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But Bayern also had their injury concerns.
And the history of this match suggests that Lewandowski's absence was the most damaging.
Certainly, it is the former Parisian Choupo-Moting, who revived the Bavarians (1-2, 37th).
But the Cameroonian striker does not have the sense of goal of his illustrious Polish teammate ... He lacked success on many occasions.
Müller found a way to deceive the extraordinary Navas, with a header, on a free kick (2-2, 60th), but Mbappé put back a layer, deceiving Neuer from the right, small side (2-3, 68th).
Despite the tinkering in defense, despite the German pressure and still opportunities, like this shot from Alaba who licked the amount (86th), PSG had its victory, its feat (2-3 final score).
This is the first defeat since November 2019 for the European champions, and the eighth away victory in all competitions for this unpredictable and blessed Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar and Mbappé, the stars at the rendezvous
We were waiting for them at the turn, they answered present.
While they had missed their subject on August 23, on the occasion of the final of the Champions League between the two teams in Lisbon, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé guided the Paris-SG on the way to success in Bavaria.
Two assists for the first, two goals for the second.
Above all, they made the effort, they constantly put pressure on the Munich rearguard and they made use of their speed, technique and talent in order to take advantage of the boulevards that lay ahead of them.
The PSG players had come to suffer, to play against the men of Hansi Flick.
It took solidarity and a great guardian (see elsewhere) to achieve this almost miraculous blow.
And the talent of the superstars that are Neymar (who avoided a card that would have deprived him of the return match) and Mbappé.
Navas wins the Guardians' Duel
Manuel Neuer, best goalkeeper in the world?
But on Wednesday night, Keylor Navas was the best goalkeeper on the Allianz Arena meadow.
Guilty on the opening of the Parisian score, the German goalkeeper saw his Costa Rican counterpart multiply the parades.
We think in particular of the one made at the start of the match in front of Leon Goretzka (19th), one of the 10 saves of the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, who may not have the stature, size or game at foot of some, but on the line, world class.
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