Bayern Munich victory not enough to prevent PSG winning group

PSG boss Unai Emery claims he has a better side at his disposal this year than last season
PSG boss Unai Emery claims he has a better side at his disposal this year than last season

07 Diciembre, 2017

"If we wake up now, it is not too late", said Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, which is the kind of quote that makes you check that yes, PSG are still nine points clear at the top of Ligue Un and yes, PSG have qualified for the knock-out stages top of their Champions League group. The few occasions we played as a team and played the ball around, we were dangerous and we created opportunities.

Paris Saint-Germain secured top spot in Group B of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League despite losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on a night when star man Neymar struggled to impose himself on the game. Within seconds of the goal Thiago Silva was replaced by Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos assumed the captain's armband.

How are Bayern going to approach the game in order to finish ahead of PSG?

Neymar clearly saw the notes as they fluttered to the ground, and almost seemed to crack a smile. It spoke volumes when the 72-year-old admitted this week that he has signed no formal contract with the club. The Parisians look set for a deep run in the competition this season, but do they have the mettle to go all the way?

Nevertheless, frustrations boiled over at the Allianz Arena as Bayern fell short of usurping PSG as group winners.

Fans were later dispersed by officers wielding batons, and in the aftermath more than 30 individuals who had travelled to see PSG were detained.

Bayern Munich have won their last three home matches against PSG with an aggregate score of 10-2. I didn't understand. Other players also found themselves on the substitutes' bench without expecting it. It was hard to take.

Neymar was once again the subject of mockery among the Bayern fans.

"Kingsley [Coman] is improving all the time, keeping his composure when he breaks free with better passing and crossing".

Some viewers online failed to see the funny side.

With belief flowing through the visitors' ranks, Mbappe forced Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich into a good save as PSG attacked in waves.

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