Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain produced a superb away performance to beat title-holder Bayern Munich in an exciting Champions League quarterback final go

This was a meeting between last year’s finalists and they both contributed to an extremely entertaining game that in itself deserved to be the final of the competition

Mbappe only took three minutes to make his mark as he was fed by Neymar and the striker hit a drive in the legs of Manuel Neuer

Marquinhos doubled the lead of the French champions midway through the first half with a neat finish of a superb Neymar ball before former PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting returned home him to halve the deficit

Neuer made amends for his earlier mistake by denying Neymar a close range early in the second half, before Keylor Navas blocked strikes from David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard at the other end

But Bayern Munich kept the pressure on and rightly leveled off on time when Thomas Muller led a header into the net on Joshua Kimmich’s free kick

However, Mbappe had the last laugh as he swept a low strike through Jerome Boateng’s legs late to give PSG a crucial third away goal ahead of the second leg

It was another eye-catching result in Europe for Mauricio Pochettino’s side after beating Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg of their eighth draw

This victory was all the more impressive since it took place at Camp Nou and PSG once again visited the home of a European giant to obtain a shock result

Against a side that hadn’t lost any of their previous 19 Champions League games – with 18 of those wins – the visitors produced a tactically brilliant display as they stood up to Bayern’s relentless attacks before using the pace of Neymar and Mbappe to pick them up during the break

PSG were undoubtedly helped by Robert Lewandowski’s absence from Bayern’s side as the hosts had 31 chances on goal, but that shouldn’t take anything away from a great performance from Pochettino’s side who put the things well in place for the meeting of the two teams Paris on Tuesday April 13 (8:00 p.m. BST)

Failed attempt David Alaba (FC Bayern München) to head from the center of the box is high and wide to the right Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a corner

Attempt blocked Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) with right foot shot from the center of the box is blocked Assisted by Jérôme Boateng

Attempt blocked David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked

Attempt blocked Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) with right foot shot from outside the box is blocked Assisted by Thomas Müller

Unsuccessful attempt Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) with a right foot shot from the center of the box is close, but misses to the right Assisted by Kingsley Coman with a cross

Failed attempt David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the center of the box is close, but misses to the right Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Failed attempt Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) right foot shot from outside the box is too high

Bayern München – PSG, PSG

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56654042