Bayern Munich vs. PSG player ratings: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Keylor Navas dazzle in big Champions League win

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of advancing to the Champions League semifinals after an impressive 3-2 win at Bayern Munich in their quarterfinal first leg. Kylian Mbappe scored twice, Neymar recorded two assists and Keylor Navas made plenty of fantastic saves as the vinaigrette side won the rematch of final year’s last.

Here’s how all of the players in the match performed, together with a rating for each and every.

Craving even more coverage of the world’s game? Listen below and follow ¡Qué Golazo! A Day by day CBS Soccer Podcast where we take you beyond the pitch and world wide for remark, previews, recaps and more.

Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer — Goalkeeper

Bottled the first goal by trying to outsmarting Mbappe. Was once let down by his defense on all three goals in the lead up to the strike. A night to put out of your mind for him. Rating: 4

Lucas Hernandez — Defender

Played 90 minutes (yellow card)

Decent but nothing more. Had a couple tackles, but his balls going forward weren’t all that great. Had trouble with PSG’s speed, as did everybody else. Rating: 4

David Alaba — Defender

His positioning used to be horrendous at times, having to check out and dash back on both first-half goals. Truly will have to have scored late, lacking a golden chance just wide of the post. Rating: 4

Niklas Sule — Defender

Asleep at the wheel all night long. He is slow initially, but Franklin the turtle would whip him in a race. He used to be just torn to shreds and failed to react even at a below-average rate. He used to be horrific. Rating: 1

Benjamin Pavard — Defender

Played 90 minutes (one assist)

Solid and almost scored in the first half, while having other decent looks as mannered in the second one. Lots of the action in attack wasn’t down his flank. Did get an assist. Rating: 6.5

Leon Goretzka — Midfielder

Boy did he waste a lovely chance in front of goal that will give him nightmares. He truly never got involved too much before coming off with what looked to be an injury. Rating: 5

Joshua Kimmich — Midfielder

Played 90 minutes (one assist, yellow card)

A bright spot with some lovely balls into the box. Does everything mannered and recorded a fine assist in this one. Will be key in the second one leg whether Bayern are to come back. Rating: 7

Thomas Muller — Attacking midfielder (⚽ 60′)

Did overlook a completely golden possibility in the first half but got his team crucial goal on the hour-mark with a fine header. He would have liked to been more involved in attack. Rating: 7

Kingsley Coman — Attacking midfielder

Showed his pace but struggled to create much in space early. Did end up creating three chances and had four shots of his own, but none of his looks were all that great. Rating: 5

Leroy Sane — Attacking midfielder

He used to be just OK. Wasn’t heavily involved and faded as the game went on. His passing used to be also off, completing a team-low 77.5 percent of them. Rating: 4

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting — Forward (⚽ 37′)

Played 90 minutes (one goal, yellow card)

Replaced Robert Lewandowski mannered, doing his job by getting a mannered taken goal in the first half. His passing used to be superb and will have to have had an assist to Alaba. Rating: 7.5

Alphonso Davies — Defender

The Canadian did mannered to cause some pace to the defense and get down the flank to create some danger. His passing used to be precise. Rating: 6

Jerome Boateng — Defender

Played 48 minutes (yellow card)

Not great off the bench, as he used to be schooled by Mbappe on the third goal. Rating: 4

Hansi Flick — Coach

Playing Sule is a liability. To his credit, the team played mannered in attack, but that defense has a large number of work ahead of itself. Going to be tough to turn this around. Rating: 3


Keylor Navas — Goalkeeper

A couple of big saves. Not helped by his defense aerially on either of Bayern’s goals in difficult conditions. The difference between a fortuitous draw and a renowned win. Rating: 8 

Colin Dagba — Defender

Hastily provided a start and in the long run a full 90-minute outing. While he found it hard, particularly early on, he grew more into the encounter as it went on. Rating: 5

Marquinhos — Defender (⚽ 28′)

Played 30 minutes (one goal, subbed off injured)

Heroic. Strong defensive display while he used to be on and scored a priceless second absent goal before coming off injured. PSG need him operational next week. Rating: 8

Presnel Kimpembe — Defender

Not the same without Marquinhos alongside him but that is to be expected when this kind of familiar pairing is broken up. Will wish to raise his game in Paris. Rating: 6

Abdou Diallo — Defender

Continued his solid run of performances at left-back before being withdrawn at half-time with what will have to have been a physical issue of a few sort. Rating: 6

Danilo Pereira — Midfielder

To go 90 minutes after an injury is impressive but to go a full game in an unfavored secondary role is even more admirable and he did just that filling in for Marquinhos. Arguably will have to have done better on one goal but used to be in a different way sound. Rating: 7

Idrissa Gueye — Midfielder

Much better than the majority of his performances for PSG have been. This used to be in the same range as him imp0ressive early display against Real Madrid as he involved himself thoroughly. Rating: 7

Angel Di Maria — Attacking midfielder

Played roles in two of the three goals but used to be lacking at times and suffered physically the longer the game wore on. Rating: 6

Neymar — Attacking midfielder

Subbed after 90 minutes (two assists)

Another superb continental display from the Brazilian who continues to save his best for these sorts of nights with two sublime assists and played through discomfort for much of the second one 45. Rating: 8

Julian Draxler — Attacking midfielder

Played 90 minutes (yellow card)

Went 90 minutes but picked up a second half booking and contributed towards one of Bayern’s two goals in agame that could have been so different had his first half strike not been ruled offside. Rating: 5

Kylian Mbappe — Forward (⚽ 3′, ⚽ 68′)

Played 90 minutes (two goals)

Once again, the main man with two goals in an impressive display that saw him deliver on the biggest stage for the third consecutive game. A naughty overlook when offside in the second one half will have to not detract from another groundbreaking moment in his young career. Rating: 9

Ander Herrera — Midfielder

Played 60 minutes as a sub

Solid but unspectacular, as is regularly the case, after he used to be sent on to replace the injured Marquinhos as Pochettino moved his pieces around. Rating: 6

Mitchel Bakker — Defender

Played 45 minutes as a sub

Something of a forgotten man under Pochettino, the Dutchman used to be provided a chance and despite the fact that it used to be far from plain sailing, he did not shame himself as PSG muddled through with two inexperienced full backs. Rating: 5

Moise Kean — Forward

Played 19 minutes as a sub

Sent on for Di Maria and used to be unfortunate not to receive played in late on for what probably would have been a fourth Parisien goal. Rating: N/A

Rafinha — Midfielder

Provided a token run-out in place of Neymar for the last few minutes as the game played out. Rating: N/A

Mauricio Pochettino — Manager

Considering his depleted squad pre-match and how he missing further players all the way through the game, the Argentine handled himself mannered — despite having to ride out serious pressure from the hosts. Rating: 7

Sports outline

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.