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Bayern Munich (3) 2-0 (0) PSG: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, UEFA Champions League 9 Mar 2023

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Bayern Munich tore through Paris Saint-Germain last night to cement their place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

On Wednesday night, two behemoths of European football went toe to toe in Germany. In the end, though, only one of the two actually seemed to show up.

Bayern Munich put Paris Saint-Germain to the sword at the Allianz, sticking two past them to ensure a 3-0 win on aggregate. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few of our biggest takeaways from the game.

It looked way too easy

They had more shots, they looked more composed in possession, and they never appeared to be threatened by what PSG brought to the table – despite the French champions being the ones who were chasing the game. Bayern just had this calm energy about them throughout the night and it showed, especially with how Choupo-Moting and Gnabry swept home their second half goals.

UCL curse – or just not good enough

For the fifth time in their last seven seasons, Paris Saint-Germain went out of the Champions League in the round of 16. For a team with that much investment, and with that much star power, it just isn’t good enough. Sure, losing Neymar for the rest of the season is a blow, but they still had Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe on the pitch. Ultimately, and truthfully, it just wasn’t good enough.

New favourites?

Bayern Munich look strong defensively, they are steady in the middle of the park, and they have plenty of fun attacking options. Is it any wonder we’re looking at them as one of the clear favourites to go all the way? The likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City will likely have something to say about that but in reality, the German champions are just as much in this race as the rest of them.


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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