Bayern Munich put in a dominant display at Le Parc des Princes to beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the first leg of their Round of 16 UEFA Champions League (UCL) tie.
Bayern imposed themselves in the early stages, although nobody was on hand to finish when João Cancelo and Kingsley Coman delivered inviting crosses into the box.
And when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting finally got himself in at the back post on the half-hour mark, Nuno Mendes did brilliantly to match the Cameroonian and deflect the ball wide.
Sergio Ramos was proving to be the main man for PSG, impressively preventing Jamal Musiala from reaching Pavard’s through ball and heading away various crosses.
But PSG’s hopes of a precious clean sheet were soon dashed, and Bayern’s opener finally came after the hour mark, when substitute Alphonso Davies delivered a pinpoint cross for Coman.
Christophe Galtier swiftly turned to Kylian Mbappé, but when he broke behind despite being visibly uncomfortable, the Parisian talisman was denied by Yann Sommer, Neymar’s follow-ups were blocked, and Mbappé was caught offside when he put the ball in the net.
PSG were tearing forward now, with Messi being denied by Pavard’s block and Vitinha firing straight at Sommer.
Even so, Bayern held onto their advantage ahead of the second leg at the Allianz Arena, and they remain unbeaten away from home at this UCL stage in over a decade.