Thomas Muller and Bayern Munich miss. © APA / afp / FRANCK FIFE
Sad winners instead of shining rich soldiers: The Bayern Munich champions have fallen from the throne of European football despite their victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
13. April 2021
Eric Maxim Chubu Moting’s goal (minute 40) to 1-0 was not enough on Tuesday night after the 2: 3 defeat at home due to the away goal base until the semi-final. Both teams completely swapped roles from the first match in the thrilling and crazy quarter-final second leg. This time, coach Hanse Flick’s team took advantage of guest usury. But the second necessary goal was not successful.
Unlike Bayern 1-0 in the 2020 final, Paris Saint-Germain rejoiced this time: Brazilian international superstar Neymar almost became the tragic figure of a fast-paced evening of football. The world’s most expensive player who played massively – and left his team to suffer. With just 0: 0, Neymar lost four despair in a very short time at holding onto Manuel Neuer as well as the bar and the post – later things didn’t improve for him. Kylian Mbappe also did not score this time.
Bayern’s Kingsley Coman (right) had exciting duels with Idrissa Gay. © APA / afp / FRANCK FIFE
In the most exciting matches of the season, Bayern got rid of the failures of top players like Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Niklas Sully and Leon Goritska in high spirits. However, it was very exciting until the end: With substitute Lewandowski Chubu Moting heading 1-0 from close range shortly before halftime, Bayern remained in the race until the last second. But the second necessary goal did not want to fall despite the great fighting performance and the storm attack in the second half.
Captain Manuel Neuer had an explanation for the end of the match: “The starting position should have been better if you were going to Paris here. This is annoying of course, we squandered a lot of chances and may have conceded one goal too much.” Paris can now fight against Borussia Dortmund Or Manchester City for a place in the final.
Chelsea in the semifinals
In the second quarter-final match, Chelsea gave a solid defensive performance even shortly before the final whistle to advance to the semi-finals. The first team of the English Premier League managed to return to the top four in Europe for the first time since 2014 by losing 1-0 in the second leg against Porto on Tuesday evening, and Chelsea won the first leg 2-0 last week, causing the overhead kick goal from Mehdi Tarimi at the time. The stoppage to tremors in Chelsea camp for only a few seconds. In the semi-final, the “Blues” meet the winner of the Liverpool duel against Real Madrid.
UEFA Champions League, second leg quarter-final
Paris Saint-Germain – Bayern Munich 0-1
Tor: 0: 1 Chubu Moting (40.)
The first step: 3: 2 – Paris In the semifinals
Chelsea – Porto 0: 1
Tor: 0: 1 date (90. + 4)
The first step: 2: 0 – Chelsea In the semifinals
Author: dpa / det