Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 on Tuesday in the Champions League quarter final second leg, but the French champions managed to scrape through on away goals (3-3 aggregate).
It was a blistering game from start to finish at the Parc des Princes between last year’s finalists, with multiple chances at either end.
Kylian Mbappe was the first to threaten with a lung busting run down the right side which ended in a shot going just wide of Manuel Neuer’s far post after three minutes.
Then, it was Neymar’s turn, as a fortunate deflection fell to his feet just outside the six yard box but the big German keeper spread himself well to deny him.
Neymar had an excellent yet frustrating half, as he went on to hit the woodwork twice. First, from a one-on-one with Neuer and, then, from a delicious strike from the edge of the box that crashed against the bar.
It was from that first effort against the post that Bayern broke down the other end and got themselves ahead.
Keylor Navas’ initial stop looped into the path of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who converted from close range.
In the second period, it was end to end at times, as Bayern went in search of a goal that would put them ahead in the tie while PSG sprung multiple dangerous counter attacks.
Leroy Sane was Bayern’s best hope of a goal, as the German winger tormented Bakker who had entered the field as a substitute.
The former Manchester City winger had a chance deep into stoppage time, cutting inside the Dutch full back but his pass fell kindly into the arms of Navas.
PSG now await the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.