Champions League Round-Up: PSG and Chelsea take lead in first leg of quarter-finals

April 8, 2021 | By : Parth Tagai
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Kylian Mbappe show continued in the Champions League as the youngster scored a brace during PSG’s 3-2 win against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena. The French club took a slender lead back to Paris, but most importantly they have three away goals in the tie.

PSG were off to a flyer as Mbappe struck in the third minute with a quick counter-attack. Neymar rolled the ball into his path on the right during a break and Mbappe drilled the ball into the net. Julian Draxler had the ball in the net in the 12th minute, but the goal was ruled out since Mbappe offside in the build-up. It didn’t take the visitors long to double their lead when Marquinhos scored in the 28th minute from a smart Neymar pass that caught the Bayern backline out of position.

The German Champions reduced the deficit by one goal in the 37th minute through Choupo-Moting’s tower header. The home side scored the equaliser in the 60th minute with a Muller cushioned header in the box. However, eight minutes later Mbappe scored a fine individual goal from another counter-attack beating Manuel Neuer at the near post.

The German Champions created loads of chances throughout the game, but PSG managed to hold on to this lead. Mbappe has scored seven goals in the knockout stages till now and surpassed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record of six goals in the knockout stage in a single season, for the most in PSG history.

Chelsea has one foot in CL semi-finals

Chelsea scored two away goals in a win over Porto to have an upper hand in the UCL quarter-final. Mason Mount scored his first CL goal to give Chelsea much needed advantage in the first half. He scored after 30 minutes when he beat Porto keeper Agustín Marchesín with a low drive at the far post. Ben Chilwell scored the second for Chelsea in the 85th minute to double their lead.  Chelsea managed to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in UCL and are now 346 minutes without conceding a goal in European competition. 

 



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