PSG vs. Bayern Munich score, highlights: Champions League titleholders knocked out in quarterfinals
Bayern were 1-0 winners on Tuesday, but the result was not enough
PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain are into the UEFA Champions League semifinals and Bayern Munich are out after a 1-0 win for the titleholders at Parc des Princes on Tuesday that was not enough to see them overcome the French giants. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the only goal of the game five minutes before halftime, but PSG's 3-2 success in Munich last week ensured that Mauricio Pochettino's men went through 3-3 on aggregate via away goals.
It was all Bayern Munich in the early stages with the visitors laying siege to the home goal, but they were unable to find a way through from a variety of distances with Keylor Navas forced into a flying save to deny David Alaba at one point.
Midway through the half, PSG turned it on and superstar pair Neymar and Mbappe took center stage with an almost exclusive clinic in attack. The Brazilian hit the woodwork twice as he kicked into a gear rarely seen since his arrival at Parc des Princes while the Frenchman once again tormented Bayern with his searing pace.
Such was the quality of the PSG pair's play that the likes of Julian Draxer and Idrissa Gueye immediately raised their game and even Colin Dagba from right-back moved up through the gears. Manuel Neuer produced a magnificent save to deny Neymar in front of goal as Mauricio Pochettino's men replicated Bayern's first leg display.
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Then came the breakthrough and it went Bayern's way with Choupo-Moting scoring for the second time in as many matches five minutes from the break.
PSG started the second half on the front foot and Neymar was inches away from an equalizer while Bayern themselves pressed to add to their lead and found a resolute home defense.
Mbappe was marginally ruled offside as his battle with the officials continued from the first half when he was unfairly judged to have been ahead of the play when well-placed. It was tense in the French capital, but PSG ultimately held on in this rematch of last year's Champions League final and have now reached their second semifinal in as many seasons having only reached one before in their entire history.