Football: For the German press, the defeat of Bayern “is a joke”

Football: For the German press, the defeat of Bayern “is a joke”
Football: For the German press, the defeat of Bayern “is a joke”

Posted8 avril 2021, 10:46

The German media wrote their frustration after the 2-3 defeat of the Munich, against PSG, in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

“This defeat is a joke”, as Bayern Munich dominated Paris SG: the German press was in shock on Thursday, the day after Rekordmeister’s 3-2 home loss in the Champions League. She agrees on one point: “The European champion is on the verge of elimination”.

For Kicker, the benchmark football magazine, “Mbappé made the difference: a superior Bayern gave in to PSG”. And the newspaper noted: “Despite an overwhelming superiority in number of chances and shots on goal, Bayern lost 3-2 (…) and must now be worried about the rest of their career in the League of champions. “

The opening of the score of Kylian Mbappé.Images RTS

In the face of criticism, optimism

“With their backs to the wall,” proclaims Spiegel: “Despite one of their best performances of the season, Bayern is on the verge of elimination in the premier competition. Concerns for the return: the new injuries (Goretzka and Süle) and the pure world class of the opposing attackers. “

Marquinhos takes the break.Images RTS

Same tone for Focus online: “The Munich were better than PSG: this defeat is a joke (…) but Bayern failed because of their atypical inability to convert their chances into goals, and their well-known defensive weaknesses. “.

Choupo-Moting reduces the mark.Images RTS

“In front, he lacked the Munich efficiency, behind the discipline”, deplores for its part the FAZ of Frankfurt, more critical, which prefers however to headline on “The unshakeable optimism of FC Bayern”, quoting the coach Hansi Flick and players who, just after the match, assured that they still had all their chances in Paris.

Muller equalizes for Bayern.Images RTS

Top marks for Kimmich

The Munich daily Abendzeitung also notes that Bayern were satisfied with their performance on Wednesday night: “The players and the coach want to go to Paris with the same game plan”. Hansi Flick’s first hot reaction was to congratulate his team on “the state of mind and the way”.

Mbappé offers victory to PSG.Images RTS

“A whole series of stars have played below their level against PSG”, yet tackles the T-Online site. In the scores given to the players, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is slaughtered by all the media because of his blunder on the first goal. But the central defense, Süle (out on injury) and Boateng, also went down sharply, as did Leroy Sané in attack. The best marks unanimously go to Joshua Kimmich, whom he shares, on some media, with Thomas Müller.

(AFP)

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