Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) at the last 16 stage for the fifth time in seven seasons, as a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena sealed a 3-0 aggregate loss.
Having controlled the opening stages of the first leg so comprehensively, it was perhaps surprising that Bayern were happy to concede possession early on, trusting their organisation to keep the visitors at bay.
The Italian shot-stopper was forced into more serious action on the half-hour mark, as he produced a smart save to deny Jamal Musiala from inside the area.
Despite looking far more comfortable than in the first meeting in Paris, Galtier’s men offered very little in terms of attacking threat until a moment of madness from Yann Sommer nearly blew the tie wide open.
Marco Verratti was caught in possession on the edge of his own area by Müller, allowing Goretzka to slide in Choupo-Moting for a tap-in to score against his former side and put daylight between the teams.
One of few Bayern players inexperienced on this stage, Sommer showed his worth to defend the lead as he made a fabulous save to deny Sergio Ramos’ header.
Bayern appear a force to be reckoned with, winning all eight of their games in this competition this term, yet to concede a UCL goal on home soil, while they’re unbeaten at the Allianz Arena in all competitions for over a year.