Bayern Munich lagged behind Paris Saint-Germain early on and in the end were only caught too many times by a powerful PSG attack in a 3-2 defeat. No Bayern Munich member will be an easy loss. Here are some quick kicks in the game:
- Bayern Munich’s effort was just bizarre. They completely dominated everything except the scoreboard. The Bavarians crossed PSG 31-6 …. to 31-6.
- Two bad defensive moments proved to be costly as Kylian Mbappe and Marquinhos made Bayern Munich very harmful in the first half. Of course, Jerome Boateng also took too easy an approach in Mbappe’s defense to give the young Frenchman an easy chance to win.
- Neymar created the first opportunity with a great drive and meal to Mbappe. Manuel Neuer should have done better with that. Both David Alaba and Lucas Hernandez were terribly out of position, which paved the way for a fairly easy chance.
- As for Marquinhos ’effort, he took advantage of just awful play and positioning from the entire back line – just before he left the match with something that looked like a groin injury.
- The move to bring in Alphons Davies for Leon Goretzka at the start of the match was curious on the surface, but it turns out Goretzka was injured. Like I said on The view podcast, I would run Davies to try to match Mbappe’s pace. Davies brought a different element to the game for Hansi Flick. Alaba pushed through to the midfielder and Hernandez slid to the center after Davies entered.
- Trust me, I stick to Flick’s judgment, but it seems to me that strategically Davies was better against PSG.
- Flick also singled out Niklas Süle in favor of Jerome Boateng. Süle looked like he might have been hurt.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s goal was sensational. It was a great delivery by Benjamin Pavard, but Choupo authoritatively rejected that ball.
- Thomas Müller could easily have had a bracket in the first half and he would have absolutely admitted it. Müller eventually ended up with his huge goal (since the delivery by Joshua Kimmich), but he was first acknowledge his team struggled with their precision in the final third.
- Leroy Sane needed to do a lot more. It felt like a very incomplete effort by both Sane and Kingsley Coman. Honestly, the wings were the weakest part of the attacking / midfield group because sometimes they coughed the ball too easily, forced things on others and simply lacked precision on the day. There were moments of splendor for both, but the overall consistency of both Coman and Sane was simply not present that day.
- Man … Mbappe was a handful. He occasionally frightened the entire Bayern Munich backstage.
- Mbappe, Neymar and Keylor Navas took it to PSG to that victory.
- Bayern were expected to return to the game given how dominant they were on the ball. It was really crazy how good Bayern Munich was in controlling the game, only for a few horrible moments to change the course of the competition.
Bayern (4.14) 2-3 (1.54) PSG
– xG philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) April 7, 2021
- In the end, this will be a game remembered for three defensive failures and the team’s inability to be clinically completed. Opportunities certainly existed, but Bayern Munich failed to turn enough of them to pull off the win.
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Rumors are circulating that Corentin Tolisso could leave Bayern Munich this summer, and the Frenchman will not be short of people interested. Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly ready to race against the 26-year-old midfielder:
According to footmercato.net, French international central midfielder Corentin Toliss (26) is currently followed by Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester United. Playing for Bayern Munich from 2017/18, the former Lyon playmaker is in agreement with the German giant until June 2022; according to Transfermarkt.de respect, Tolisso is currently worth about half of the € 41.5 million transfer fee he bought almost four years ago.
Lothar Matthäus considers Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich to be the best defensive midfielder in the world without a single player:
I wouldn’t argue with that.
With an act that would be considered unprofessional at best, assistant referee Octavian Sovre hit Borussia Dortmund star Erling Halland for an autograph:
Assistant Judge Octavian Sovre is looking for Erlling Haland (20) in the catacombs. At first glance funny, at second glance quite unprofessional.
Here is the video:
Palmeiras striker Luiz Adriano was a week old. First Adriano tested positive for COVID-19 and then ran over a cyclist after breaking the quarantine:
According to reports in Brazil, the former Shakhtar striker from Donetsk and AC Milan were positive on two occasions, so he had to be isolated at home for 10 days in accordance with the club’s rules. Although without symptoms, the Brazilian broke the quarantine and decided to take his mother to a shopping center in western Sao Paulo.
He was then involved in a car accident in which he saw a cyclist hit in a parking lot and suffered minor injuries. Footage of Adrian waiting for the victim to be treated afterwards surfaced online after Monday’s incident.
German striker Kacper Przybyłko had a Philadelphia Union 1-0 Champions League victory over Sapris, but his goal was not even the biggest hit of the competition. Check out Ricardo Blanc’s foul on Kai Wagner (another German-born Union player):