A Kylian Mbappe brace helped Paris Saint Germain to a fantastic 3-2 victory away at Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
An enthralling first half kicked off with the visitors breaking the deadlock inside just three minutes. Neymar broke forward and unselfishly played in Kylian Mbappe, who powered the ball through Manuel Neuer at the near post.
PSG’s Brazilian maestro turned provider once more in the 28th minute as Mauricio Pochettino’s men made it 2-0. As Bayern were stepping up after clearing a corner, Neymar clipped the ball back into the box where an onside Marquinhos was waiting to bring the ball down and finish expertly.
Hansi Flick’s side began to mount the pressure on their visitors and eventually pulled one back in the 37th minute after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed in clinically from a wonderful Benjamin Pavard cross.
The hosts carried on their search for goals and managed to get an equaliser on the hour mark when Joshua Kimmich’s free kick was coolly headed into the net by Thomas Muller.
PSG, however, restored their advantage just eight minutes later when Mbappe latched onto an Angel Di Maria pass, before calmly standing up Jerome Boateng and dragging the ball back between the German’s legs and into the bottom corner.
Pochettino’s side held on for the win and came out on top in a thrilling repeat of last season’s final, to take a 3-2 lead into the second leg of their last eight tie.
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