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Why PSG shouldn't sit on their Champions League lead against Bayern Munich, and instead should attack


Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich meet again at Parc des Princes on Tuesday (you can watch that match and all the rest of the action live on Paramount+ ) to do battle for a place in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.


The German juggernaut created plenty of opportunities and put the PSG defense under significant pressure for the majority of the match, but the Ligue 1 titleholders hit Bayern on the counter to devastating effect with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice either side of Marquinhos' composed finish.


Hansi Flick's German and European champions did score twice through former PSG man Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller, but they wasted the majority of their chances against an ever-changing away rearguard and exposed back line weaknesses of their own with their over-eager style.


Bayern may well create a bundle of openings once again on Wednesday, but the chances are significantly lower that PSG will be as chaotic as they were in Germany last week in the unexpected freezing weather conditions and with players dropping like flies.


As the second leg against Barcelona in the round of 16 showed, this team are incapable of sitting on a lead and killing a tie off effectively and it was only the replacement of Layvin Kurzawa with Abdou Diallo after a particularly brutal first half that changed the momentum.


With captain Marquinhos out of the game after the Brazil international failed to recover from the knock that he sustained after heroically putting his team two goals up, the chances of successfully pulling off a stubborn defensively display for a goalless draw or a narrow 1-0 loss are depleted.






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