UEFA Champions League Highlights: PSG beats Bayern on away goals and qualifies to semis

UEFA Champions League live blog: Catch the score and commentary from the quarterfinal second leg between Paris Saint German and Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Updated : Apr 14, 2021 03:43 IST

PSG's Presnel Kimpembe (left) and Bayern's Jerome Boateng after the end of the Champions League second leg between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG progressed on away goals.
PSG's Presnel Kimpembe (left) and Bayern's Jerome Boateng after the end of the Champions League second leg between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG progressed on away goals.

PSG's Presnel Kimpembe (left) and Bayern's Jerome Boateng after the end of the Champions League second leg between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG progressed on away goals.

This is Sportstar's match blog of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg fixture between PSG and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

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There will be joy around Paris tonight as PSG defeated Bayern Munich on away goals to qualify to the Champions League semifinal. Eric Maxim Choupo Moting's header levelled the scores on aggregate but PSG's three away goals allowed the French champion to progress to the next round. In a match where PSG had many chances to score, it can count itself lucky as the missed chances did not come to bite them at the end as Bayern failed to get that all-important second goal.

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In the other quarterfinal, Chelsea conceded a late goal in the 93rd minute but it did not matter as Chelsea qualified to the semifinal with a 2-1 aggregate. Mehedi Taremi's exceptional overhead kick beat Chelsea keeper Mendy at the twilight stages of the game but Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell's goals from the first leg was enough to shepherd Chelsea to the Champions League semis for the eighth time, more than any English side in the competition's history.

MATCH REPORT| Chelsea see off Porto to reach semis despite Taremi stunner

90+2'- Navas safely holds on to Sane's grounded cross. Any rebound and Musiala was lurking around to poach the rebound.

90+1' WIDE' Sane with a great cross inside the box, which finds Coman's head but the header is agonisingly wide. Not much time left for Bayern.


90'- Neuer with a brave venture outside his box again to clear a ball, before Neymar could reach it.

88' CHANGE- Work horse Ander Herrera comes in for Angel Di Maria . PSG looking for midfield stability.

85' CHANGE- Javi Martinez comes in for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

84' A VITAL BLOCK!! Coman looks to break Parisian hearts once again as he shoots from the edge of the penalty-box but Di Maria blocks his shot.

78' OFFSIDE! Mbappe found acres of space to run behind Bayern's high line and blasted the ball into the roof of the net after being one on one with Neuer but the goal does not stand as he was offside.

73' CHANGE- Moise Kean comes on Julian Draxler . The striker will look to make an impact for the home side and extend PSG's lead in the tie.

71' CHANGE- 18-year-old sensation Jamal Musiala comes on for Alphonso Davies. Alaba to shift to the left sde.

69' CHANCE!!! A beautiful diagonal into the box to Coman who tried to head the ball across Navas into his far-post but the Costa-Rican goalkeeper collects it easily.

68' FOUL! Mueller with a tackle on Paredes, for which he is shown a yellow. The follow up looked more rough than the actual tackle.

65' Draxler fires a grounded cross to Neymar but Neuer with some safe goalkeeping as he clutches the ball before Neymar could reach it.

61' CHANCE!! Mueller is feeded a beautiful through ball in PSG's box, which he shoots first time. Navas, however, it up to the task and makes a save.

58' CHANGE- Diallo seems to have pulled a muscle, which marks his end for the night. Carlos Bacca come in for Diallo.

53' SOOO CLOOSE!!! Inspiring work by Di Maria as he penetrated through Bayern's defence and squared a ball to Neymar inside the six-yard box. Neymar needed the minutest touch to crawl the ball inside the open goal but his outstretched leg is not enough.

50!! THE SWEEPER KEEPER- Mbappe chasing a overplayed ball with acres of green in front of him but Neuer read the situation very well and ventured outside his box to clear the ball before the pacy Frenchman could reach it.

CORNER!! PSG with some pressure inside Bayern's box as Neymar tries to wriggle through but Boateng sends the ball out for a corner.

46' SHOT!!! Alaba tries to place his shot in the bottom-right corner but his shot is well-wide of the goal.


In an eventful half where both teams had ample chances to score goals, it is Bayern, which has struck first through Choupo-Moting's header. PSG has enough reasons to rue its luck as Neymar hit the woodwork twice in the first half. While both teams are level on aggregate (3-3), PSG is still ahead on away goals. The second is set to be a thriller.

In tonight's other quarterfinal at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, Chelsea and Porto are goalless at half time. As it stands, Chelsea is the favourite to qualify to the semis, leading 2-0 on aggregate. Whether Porto can repeat its Juventus heroics and mount a memorable comeback remains to be seen in the second half.


43' SHOT! Alaba rifles one to Navas' right from long-distance but the ball was at a comfortable height as Navas parried the ball away easily.

40' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Choupo Moting finds the net again in the second leg! PSG 0 Bayern 1 Navas saved the initial shot but he was helpless as Choupo-Moting scored the rebound with a forceful leap. PSG still leads on away goals.


39' NEYMAR HITS THE POST AGAIN! A lovely ball slipped in by Mbappe and the Brazilian was one on one with Neuer. So close yet again.

37' NEYMAR HITS THE BAR' PSG players crowding Bayern's box. Neymar showing some lovely close control and takes a shot as he opened his right foot. Inches away as the ball strikes the top of the bar.

33' NEYMAR!! Five stepovers and a shot at Neuer's near post, which forced a good save from the German goalie. All this at the end of a prolonged passage of pressure by PSG in and around Bayern's box.

28' A possible penalty shout as Neymar goes down inside the box but referee gives a corner. VAR checks it and confirms the official's decision.

28' CHANCE! Mbappe with a great run again, which ended with a beautiful square ball to Neymar. However, he reached the ball a tad bit late as Neuer made himself big and made the save. Best chance of the night.

27' SHOT! Its Kimmich this time but he dragged is shot and nothing substantial comes of it at the end.

26' SHOT! Sane with a curling shot to Navas' right, which was not far away. Navas had the side covered.

22' Corner! Decent ball by Kimmich but it is easily headed away. Bayern applying incessant pressure like it always does.

20' PSG ON THE COUNTER! It is spearheaded by Mbappe as he squares the ball to Di Maria from the left flank. Di Maria with a difficult lob, which Neymar does not get to. Neuer collects easily.

17' FOUL! Davies tries to recover the ball from Di Maria's feet with a tackle, which did not look so bad. Initially in pain, Di Maria has shaken it off and is back on the pitch.

15' FOUL! Choupo-Moting showing urgency to get the ball off Danilo's feet near PSG's box but the referee felt Moting's challenge was too harsh to be overlooked.

11' FOUL! Neymar the target as it so often happens. Alaba fouls Neymar for the second time in the game.

9' THAT WAS CLOSE! Pavard completely done by Mbappe's trickery, who passed it to Neymar but the Brazilian not able to get a decent contact on the ball.

7' A lovely long ball to Coman who bought it down with a deft touch and passed it to Choupo-Moting in PSG's box. However, the striker took too long and Gueye took it off his feet.

4' CHANCE! Mbappe with one of his trademark darts through the right flank. He shoots across Neuer's goal but the shot is wide. No harm done.


12:30 IST- Match official Daniele Orsato blows his whistle. Here we go, hopefully a great match of football ahead.

12:15 IST- All eyes will be on this guy


12:00 IST- Keep an eye

In case you missed it, Chelsea is playing Porto FC in another 2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg encounter tonight. You can follow that last-eight match live here------> Chelsea vs Porto Live Commentary

11:30 IST- The team lineups are out

Paris Saint-Germain: Navas, Dagba, Danilo, Kimpembe, Diallo, Gueye, Paredes, Di Maria, Neymar, Draxler, Mbappe

Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies, Kimmich, Alaba, Sane, Mueller, Coman, Choupo-Moting.

Coach: Hans-Dieter Flick

11:15 IST- Injury news: Bayern will again miss the services of Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry and Corentin Tolisso. Leon Goretzka is still a doubt.

On the other hand, Paris Saint-Germain will miss the services of injured Marquinhos who found himself on the scoresheet in the first leg. Apart from him, Juan Bernat and Mauro Icardi are also set to miss the match.

Last match played

PSG: Second in the Ligue 1 table, PSG last played Strasbourg on Saturday, where the French champion registered a 4-1 win. Kylian Mbappe, Pablo Sarabia, Moise Kean and Leandro Paredes were the players on the scoresheet.

Bayern: Table-topper Bayern Munich last played Union Berlin on Saturday. The German champion played out a 1-1 draw. Teenage sensation Jamal Musiala was Bayern's lone goal scorer.


PSG did a terrible job defending against Bayern Munich last week, conceding 31 shots. They still won the game 3-2, but the likely absence of stalwart defender and captain Marquinhos for Tuesday's second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal will raise concerns for them.

The Brazilian remains doubtful with an right adductor muscle injury and did not train with his teammates on Monday.

“We all know Marquinhos' qualities, he is our defense leader," Marquinhos's fellow defender Presnel Kimpembe told a press conference on Monday.

“He is our captain. If he is not there, it will be a big hole, although there are many great players in this squad to cover for his absence," he added.

However, the French champion can field a much stronger eleven with the likes of Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes and Alessandro Florenzi all available for selection.

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In a repeat of last year's final, PSG was outplayed for long stretches of the first-leg, but came out on top, thanks to the individual brilliance of players like Kylian Mbappe, who scored twice.

Pochettino admitted his team suffered in the opening leg as Bayern managed to carve open PSG's flanks too easily.

“It's certainly one of their skills and we need to do better in that sector," Pochettino said, adding that the contest remains very open despite PSG's win in the first leg.

“Bayern is the best team in the world at the moment. We have enormous respect for them, but at the same time, we have confidence in our strengths, and we know that we have to think about winning this match," he added.

The good news for PSG is that Bayen will again be without important players including forward Robert Lewandowski, Corentin Tolisso and winger Serge Gnabry.

“We want to cause a mini upset in Paris," Flick said. “Of course, we’ll be delighted if we manage that.”

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