After two years of invincibility in the Champions League, Bayern Munich had no longer accustomed its followers to the taste of failure. The German press is a little in shock, this Thursday the day after PSG’s victory on the Allianz Arena (2-3) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. The media agree on one point: “the European champion is on the verge of elimination”.
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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 “.
“With their backs to the wall,” proclaim the Spiegel: “Despite one of their best performances of the season, Bayern are on the verge of elimination in the premier competition. Concern for the return: the new injuries (Goretzka and Süle ) and the sheer world class of opposing attackers “
“This defeat is a joke”
Same tone for Focus online: “The Munich were better than PSG: this defeat is a joke but logical. (…) Bayern failed because of its atypical inability to convert chances into goals, and its defensive weaknesses well known “.
“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”, citing the coach Hansi Flick and players who, just after the match, assured that they still had all their chances in Paris.
Neuer criticized, Kimmich and Müller top students
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”. “A whole series of stars have played below their level against PSG”, however tackles the T-Online site.
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In the scores given to the players, Manuel Neuer is the most criticized after his mistake 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.
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