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Mbappe scores twice as PSG shock Bayern in Allianz Arena


Mbappe scores against Bayern in Allianz Arena, PSG shock Bayern

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain ground out a solid away performance to edge out title holders Bayern Munich in a thrilling 3 – 2 Champions League quarter-final first leg.

It took the French forward just three minutes to register his presence after he was fed by Neymar and the striker fired home through Manuel Neuer’s legs.

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Marquinhos doubled the lead for the French champions midway through the first half with a neat finish from a great ball by Neymar before ex-PSG striker, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, headed home to halve the deficit.

Neuer made amends for his earlier mistake by denying Neymar from point-blank range early in the second half, before Keylor Navas kept out strikes from David Alaba and Benjamin Pavard at the other end.

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But Bayern Munich kept up the pressure and deservedly levelled on the hour mark when Thomas Muller guided a header into the back of the net from Joshua Kimmich’s free kick.

However, Mbappe was not done yet as he swept a low strike through Jerome Boateng’s legs late on to give PSG a third crucial away goal heading into the second leg.

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This was a meeting between last year’s finalists and they both contributed in a hugely entertaining game that in itself would have been worthy of being the final of the competition.