Bayern Munich vs PSG Player Ratings: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe Struggle, Matthijs De Ligt Big

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Bayern Munich are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Paris Saint-Germain head home after the Bavarians beat the French side 2-0 on Wednesday in the second leg of their round of 16. It was another convincing performance from the hosts as they kept Parisians without a goal in 180 minutes. Bayern’s defense stepped up when needed and the attack did more than enough as Julian Nagelsmann’s side looked like legitimate contenders to win it all.

But how did everyone do? Here are our player ratings from the match:

The standings of Bayern Munich

(GC) Jan Sommer


Sometimes they play strangely, especially giving the ball away for a golden opportunity for Bithynia. He made a fantastic save from Sergio Ramos’ header as PSG looked for a rescue.


(DEF) Josip Stanisic

90 He started above Joao Cancelo and held his own, timing his tackles well and always playing smartly from the back. Crucial to keeping Kylian Mbappe quiet 7

(DEF) Dayot Upamecano

90 He had a stunning challenge on Lionel Messi in the first half and did so well that he didn’t leave Mbappe behind. 8

(DEF) Matthijs de Ligt


He saved a couple of goals, stopped Messi early and then cleared a ball off the line with an incredible effort. A monster in the back.


(DEF) Alphonso Davis


Gave Hakimi some trouble with his stellar speed and cuts, and also had a big stop on Mbappe. Wonderful.


(MID) Leon Goretzka


A gladiator in the middle capable of doing a little bit of everything. He made some of his rising runs, but it was his unselfishness to set up Choupo-Moting that fueled his outstanding performance.


(MID) Joshua Kimmich


Calm and cool in almost every situation. He played his normal game, did everything well and was always quick to make plays in space.


(MID) Kingsley Coman

86 He didn’t see as much of the ball as he would have liked, but PSG are well aware of the damage he can do and aimed to keep him well up front. 6

(MID) Thomas Müller


He shone defensively from the front. He applied pressure to win the ball which led to the opener. It was a crucial effort that achieved the result. He also pressured Sergio Ramos into a close range goal.


(MID) Jamal Musiala


Lively and so smooth, carrying the ball forward to start the attack. I had a good chance early on on the left side of the box from a nice touch.


(FWD) Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting


⚽ 61′ It looked pretty sharp and got better as the game progressed. He took his goal with precision and made the impact his team was hoping for.


Leroy Sane

Choupo-Moting (68′) Solid performance off the bench with runs that caused PSG problems. 6

Sadio Mane

Musiala (82′) Late sub who almost didn’t feature but that’s because PSG were desperate for goals. 5

Serge Gnabry

Coman (86′) ⚽ 89′ He came in and scored, which is more than you could ask for. 8

Joao Cancelo

Muller (86′) Only on the pitch for four minutes, he provided the assist to Gnabry with a great little result. 7.5
Julian Nagelsman 4 He pushed all the right buttons as his defense kept PSG scoreless in 180 minutes. It’s no easy feat. They were clearly the better team and were often outplayed. He also took a direct hit from his candidates. 9

PSG scores

(GC) Gianluigi Donnarumma


Made some smart saves, notably from Gorecka and Musiala in the first half. He looked less confident in the second 45, although he couldn’t do much about Choupo-Moting’s opener and Gnabry’s clincher.


(DEF) Marquinhos


The captain played through the pain barrier for over 30 minutes and struggled to get through it until he was forced off nine minutes before the break. He pulled away in the warm-up so to go this far was impressive.


(DEF) Sergio Ramos


It was the kind of performance you’d expect the veteran to deliver. Made some great cuts at the back while winning some aerial battles at key moments and tested Sommer in the second half. Also flashes another header wide slowly.


(DEF) Danilo Pereira


Underrated as always, he was pretty solid for much of the game. However, cracks appeared in the defense after Mukiele was forced off and the Portuguese was joined by Ramos by the inexperienced Biciambu.


(MID) Achraf Hakimi


Playing for the first time since being accused of rape, he put in some interesting crosses and looked to link up with Mbappe. However, he wasn’t his attacking usual self that hampered PSG’s ability to fight back.


(MID) Vitinha


I saw a great chance thwarted by De Ligt on the line. Otherwise, he was an eerie presence in the middle and contributed to a lightweight midfield.


(MID) Marco Verratti


It was a persistent and risky approach that worked until he was caught in possession and Bayern scored. There is a lot of pressure on him to deliver regularly, but it was a self-inflicted wound. Several levels below his brilliant best.


(MID) Fabian Ruiz


After a good start, he was getting more and more uncomfortable. He seems a shadow of his former self and should have offered more with Bitinia. It was a surprise it lasted as long as it did.


(MID) Nuno Mendes


Such a useful outlet in the first leg, he was underwhelming here and was not allowed to break into Bayern’s backline as PSG needed him. A major part of Galtier’s plan never really came into play.


(FWD) Kylian Mbappe (c)


Muller’s pre-match comments came true as Bayern silenced the French superstar. PSG couldn’t really get their key man going despite a few half-time chances. Leader after Marquinho was forced out, Messi’s isolation did not help him.


(FWD) Lionel Messi


He was denied by Sommer in the first half, but he was too often a passenger. Was that the last time we saw him in the Champions League? If it was, it was the quietest of the outputs as it was just recording.


Nordi Mukiel

Marquinhos (36′)

Less than 10 minutes on the pitch and mostly defensive work. It had a hit to it, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that it didn’t last long.


El Chadaille Bitshiabu

Mukiele (46′)

Sent on for the second half to replace substitute Mukiele. His inexperience told though he was not to blame for the Bayern goal.


Warren Zaire Emery

Ruiz (76′)

He looked lively after coming on and did his best to cause an upset.


Hugo Ekitke

Bithynia (81′)

He tried to give some urgency to the attack but there was nothing to feed off and Bayern were in complete control.


Juan Bernat

Mendes (81′)

Not the useful team player he once was. This was a brief appearance in an old ground and nothing more.


Christophe Galtier


Game with Marquinhos that didn’t work. He didn’t go for the jugular enough. Can rue Vitinha miss and a difficult surface, but eventually fell to his setup. He is also limited by injuries.


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