The attack of Paris Saint-Germain was non-existent in their UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich. The capital club failed to score a goal in 180 minutes, resulting in a 3-0 aggregate loss..
The French giants were trailing 1-0 going into the second leg on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena, and they were hoping that a fully fit Kylian Mbappé would make a difference. However, this was not the case, as Bayern Munich was fully prepared for the Frenchman.
“We knew it was important to close the spaces and, above all, to slide well,” Dayot Upamecano told Canal Plus (h/t Paris Fans). “Afterward, it also starts from the communication between [Matthijs] De Ligt, [Josip] Stanišić and me. We did a fantastic job..
The coach had instructed us to slide well, and we did so admirably. We completed our task.”
PSG’s best chance to tie the game came in the first half, when Vitinha had an open net to score, but his shot was cleared off the line by De Ligt. Nonetheless, Upamecano stated that the Ligue 1 side’s best scoring attempts did not bother their defensive unit.
“I don’t think Paris bothered us in the least,” Upamecano added. “We expected that; we knew it would be a difficult game for both teams. We knew they wanted to spend a lot of time with Kylian Mbappé.
“I tried to manage it, but it was a little complicated.
I knew he was going fast, but today was a team effort. The coach had warned us to be prepared. We have, and we are very pleased.”
PSG, meanwhile, has had yet another disappointing Champions League campaign, raising more questions as sporting advisor Luis Campos goes back to the drawing board to see how he can turn this squad around.