Kylian Mbappe claims PSG “to win and qualify” defeating Bayern Munich in 2nd leg of UEFA Champions league round of 16

PSG continue to struggle as Bayern Munich eased passed the French Champion with a 1-0 win at the Parc Des Princes in a crucial UCL round-of-16 clash.

It was the third game in a row that PSG has failed to win as they looked haggard on the pitch and deservedly got battered by the high-flying Bayern Munich side.

Kingsley Coman was named player of the match after scoring the only goal of the game during the second half with Alphonso Davies providing the assist.

However, Kylian Mbappe believed that they have a chance to go through despite the dismal performance for most of the game. Although they turned the game on in the final few moments which could encourage them.

“We have to remember the final part of the game; we’re behind but we saw that we were able to cause them trouble. We need all our players to be healthy and go there to win and qualify,” said Mbappe, who was back after a two-week injury layoff.

“I was not supposed to play but I wanted to help my mates, bring some energy. We tried everything. Today I couldn’t do more,” he said.

Kylian Mbappe was named among the substitutes by the PSG boss Christophe Galtier after the Frenchman was struggling with a hamstring injury and upon his arrival in the second half, the momentum shifted toward the home side’s favor.

“I was counting on him but it quickly became evident that he could not play the whole game. We took a risk with him but he quickly suffered from muscle pains.”- said Galtier in his post-match press conference.

“It’s another game. Tonight, nobody is out, nobody is through. I have a lot of hope. I hope we will have a lot of fresh players and that we will be able to play the way we played the last 20-25 minutes.”- Galtier concluded.

PSG has a prolonged history of suffering in this particular competition, but the team remained optimistic about a comeback on the second Leg at the Allez Arena on March 9.



Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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