Paris Saint-Germain picked up where they left off in the UEFA Champions League after smashing Celtic 5-0 at Celtic Park, this time with a 3-0 victory over German champions Bayern Munich.
UEFA Champions League Player Ratings – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich
Worked extremely hard to make sure he walked off the pitch with a clean sheet, making six saves, including a brilliant stop low on his left-hand side to deny Kingsley Coman in the second half.
Ghosted into the penalty area unmarked to finish with aplomb just two minutes in and played an important pass in the build-up to Edinson Cavani’s goal. Carried his creativity into the second half with a purposeful surge before PSG’s third goal. Made more tackles (4) than any other PSG player.
Dominated the aerial duels – winning five – the most out of any player on the pitch. Formed a colossal partnership with Thiago Silva as the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller were forced to feed off scraps.
Seemed to thwart every attempted cross or pass from Bayern that was inside the 18-yard box in the first half, and continued that in the second half when he cleared a goal-bound header from Javi Martinez off the line. Made more clearances (14) than any other player on the pitch.
Definitely the quieter of the two full-backs but was hardly troubled by Thomas Muller’s presence on the flank.
Efficient with his ball use – completing 93% of his passes – to keep Paris Saint-Germain ticking before his late substitution for Giovani Lo Celso.
Read the game well with four interceptions – the most out of any PSG player – and wasn’t afraid to do the dirty work either, making two tackles and two clearances as the home side controlled the midfield.
Another industrious display from a Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. The Frenchman was often seen tracking runs down the channels and blocking crosses to help out his back four.
Disrupted Bayern’s defensive shape for the opener by dragging Niklas Sule out of position with a diagonal run. Drove confidently into space when PSG looked for the counter-attack and reaped the rewards when he got an assist for Edinson Cavani’s screamer. Completely sold David Alaba with a fake shot in the build-up to Neymar’s goal.
Fired a half-chance wide after Kylian Mbappe found him from one of several PSG counter-attacks, but made no mistake when the teenager set him up a few minutes later, curling a first-time effort into the top corner of Sven Ulreich’s net. Scuffed his next effort straight at Sven Ulreich following Neymar’s intricate backheel.
A mazy dribble drew the attention of several Bayern Munich defenders before he picked out his former Barcelona teammate to get an assist. Squandered a huge chance early in the second half but stayed sharp to poke home following great build-up play from Dani Alves and Kylian Mbappe.