UEFA Champions League Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain


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

Alphonse Areola – 8/10paris saint-germain

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.


Dani Alves – 8.5/10paris saint-germain

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.


Marquinhos – 7.5/10paris saint-germain

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.


Thiago Silva – 8/10paris saint-germain

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.


Layvin Kurzawa – 6.5/10paris saint-germain

Definitely the quieter of the two full-backs but was hardly troubled by Thomas Muller’s presence on the flank.


Thiago Motta – 6.5/10paris saint-germain

Efficient with his ball use – completing 93% of his passes – to keep Paris Saint-Germain ticking before his late substitution for Giovani Lo Celso.


Marco Verratti – 7/10paris saint-germain

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.


Adrien Rabiot – 7/10paris saint-germain

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.


Kylian Mbappe – 8/10paris saint-germain

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.


Edinson Cavani – 7.5/10paris saint-germain

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.


Neymar – 8.5/10paris saint-germain

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.


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