The German press was not kind to Bayern Munich the day after the defeat conceded by the European champions against the capital club (2-3).
The Bayern Munich lost its luster, Wednesday, facing the PSG. Although domineering, the Bavarian giant has indeed bowed on his lawn (2-3), mortgaging his chances of qualifying for the last four of the Champions League. Given the scenario of the match, the European champions were no less optimistic at the end of the meeting. An optimism shared by several German media even if the performance of Hans-Dieter Flick’s men is questioning.
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“Despite one of their best performances of the season, Bayern is on the verge of elimination in the premier competition. Concerns for the return: the newly injured (Goretzka and Süle) and the pure world class of the opposing attackers ”, thus summarized the Spiegel, for whom Bayern Munich finds itself ” Back against the wall “. And the tone was pretty much the same on the Focus. “The Munich were better than PSG: this defeat is a joke but logical”, wrote the German magazine on its website, highlighting the ills of the Bavarians: “Bayern failed because of their atypical inability to convert chances into goals, and their well-known defensive weaknesses.”
Mbappé made the difference
If the absences of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry largely explain the difficulties of the German champions in attack, the shortcomings displayed by the Munich defense are more worrying in the eyes of the German media. Bild is also merciless for the rearguard of Bayern, inflicting in particular a 5 to Manuel Neuer (the worst score, 1 being the best) while David Alaba, Niklas Süle and Lucas Hernandez receive a 4. With his 3, Benjamin Pavard saves the furniture.
And the German daily is just as severe in its analysis, citing a “Senseless bankruptcy against Paris“. ” Mega clumsiness against PSG. Despite sometimes oppressive dominance, Bayern lost the quarter-final first leg to PSG “, abstract Bild while Kicker did not forget to pay tribute to Kylian Mbappé, “The one who made the difference. ”
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