Bayern Munich beat Paris St Germain 2-0 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to reach the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
The German club scored through 33-year-old Cameroonian forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry.
Choupo-Moting, who played for PSG from 2018-20, tapped in from Leon Goretzka’s cross in the 61st minute, and substitute Gnabry scored in the 89th minute.
Bayern Munich won 3-0 on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in Paris in the first leg.
Before the two-legged encounter, PSG, with superstars Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, were favourites to reach the last eight.
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said:
In the first half, we didn’t do what we had talked about it before very well. There was too much space.
But we defended better in the second half and were dangerous on the ball. In the end, we deserved to win.
If we show maximum hunger with emotion and we couple that with our quality then we can achieve anything.
In another match played on Wednesday night, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 0-0 draw by AC Milan at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Milan claimed a 1-0 aggregate victory after beating Spurs in the first leg at the San Siro.
By overcoming Spurs, the Italian club reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 2012.
AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said:
I like to think there’s nothing impossible in sport.
Clearly, only the best in Europe remain, and each round gets more difficult, but I am sure that all the European experiences, especially the negative ones – help us step up a level.
Now we must go into the quarterfinal with confidence and belief.
We’ll be paired with a great opponent, but Tottenham are a big team too and we can always have our say.
It is good to dream. Now we need to focus on Serie A, where we have some lost ground to make up.
The quarterfinal draw will take place on 17 March. So far, Benfica, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Ac Milan have qualified for the quarterfinal.
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