Bayern Munich endured a torrid night at Parc de Princess as Paris Saint-Germain ran all over them in a convincing 3-0 performance, but were there any players who impressed for the Bavarians?
UEFA Champions League Player Ratings – Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich
Left completely exposed by his defence for Dani Alves’ opening strike and couldn’t do much to prevent Edinson Cavani’s perfectly placed shot on the half-hour mark. His defence let him down once again before Neymar poked him from close range.
Attempted a whopping 20 crosses – with only three of them finding a target – as he desperately tried to create something going forward for his side. Picked up a booking in the first half for a cynical challenge on Adrien Rabiot during a PSG counter-attack.
Tested Areola with a missile of a half-volley from 20 yards out in the first half and was unlucky not to score when his headed effort was scouted by Thiago Silva and cleared off the line. Put his body on the line to ensure Edinson Cavani did not get his shot away in the second half. Bayern’s best defender on the night.
Dragged out of position for the opening goal due to a smart diagonal run from Kylian Mbappe that gave Neymar the space to play in Dani Alves. A poor outing for the former Hoffenheim man.
Though the opening goal came from his side, it wasn’t at the fault of the Austrian; Alaba couldn’t have left Edinson Cavani free in the box to track the run of Dani Alves – that was the job of James Rodriguez, who was nowhere to be seen defensively for the opening goal. Made three key passes.
Was always willing to put in a challenge, making four tackles, but struggled to get involved offensively as Paris Saint-Germain dominated the first half. Taken off at half-time for Sebastian Rudy.
Made a few key challenges in midfield and defence to prevent Bayern Munich going down 3-0 before the half-time break. Booked for handling the ball in the second half.
Kept the ball well and was a physical presence in midfield, laying on four tackles, but couldn’t prevent PSG’s dominance.
A brilliant first-time pass teed up Robert Lewandowski on the edge of the area, but the Polish striker could only fire tamely at Alphonse Areola. Otherwise, the German was largely ineffective, connecting with just 61.5% of his passes – the lowest out of any Bayern Munich player.
Managed a few efforts on target in the first half, including a header and a shot from range, but hardly looked threatening to the Paris Saint-Germain defence.
Was punished for allowing Dani Alves to roam dangerously as Bayern Munich found themselves 1-0 down just two minutes into the game. Tried to get things going but wasn’t offered more than the first half after being hooked for Kingsley Coman at half-time.
Substitutes:Sebastian Rudy – 6/10
Made a few key passes and challenges after replacing Corentin Tolisso at half time, but the momentum of the game was well and truly in the corner of the hosts.
A lively substitution for the visitors, who always looked the likliest to make something happen, but sometimes tried to do a little too much on his own.