- Kylian Mbappe scored two goals as PSG handed Bayern Munich a shock 3-2 home defeat
- Bayern Munich came from two goals down to draw level, before Mbappe sealed victory for PSG
- PSG now have a foot in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is not yet over
Kylian Mbappe netted a brace helping French club Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-2 away win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg.
It was a fixture involving last year’s finalists and the game lived up to its pre-match razzmatazz as it was entertaining from start to finish.
It took PSG less than three minutes to open the scoring after the Frenchman was fed by Neymar in the box with the striker blasting through Manuel Neuer's legs to make it 1-0.
And midway through the first half, the visitors doubled their lead courtesy a Marquinhos strike who finished-off so well before Bayern striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed home to halve the deficit.
The German side then raised their game in the second half - and after piling so much pressure, the they leveled up deservedly when Thomas Muller guided his header into the back of the net.
However, Mbappe had the final say as he swept a low strike through Jerome Boateng's legs late on to give PSG a third crucial away goal heading into the second leg. It ended; Bayern Munich 2-3 PSG.
For Bayern coach Hansi Flick, this was his first taste of defeat in the Champions League and he rued the number of missed chances.
"With the chances we had, we could have got a good result despite conceding three goals," Flick said.
Also, Chelsea are on course to securing a place in this season's Champions League semi-finals after securing a crucial 2-0 win over FC Porto in the first leg of their quarter-final fixture played at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday, April 7.
Referee branded ‘childish’ for getting superstar to sign red and yellow cards after Man City vs Dortmund
The Blues went into the match off a shock 5-2 defeat suffered in the hands of struggling West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
Legit.ng earlier reported that following Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg, assistant referee Sebastian Georghe has been branded childish.
It was gathered that the official handed his red and yellow cards to Dortmund’s Erling Haaland to sign on them shortly after the German side lost.
Footage shows Georghe walking up to the Manchester United target inside the Etihad Stadium tunnel smiling while the Norwegian signed his official cards.
Source: Legit.ng News