Replaced at half-time in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League between Bayern and PSG (2-3) on Wednesday, Abdou Diallo announced that he was ill.
Its exit added to the dramaturgy of an already crazy encounter. Abdou Diallo was replaced at half-time in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League between Bayern and PSG (2-3) on Wednesday. Dutchman Mitchel Bakker took his place in the left lane. At the end of the meeting, the new Senegalese international explained the reason for his replacement: he was ill. This is perhaps due – although he does not specify it – to the conditions in which the match was played: in a polar cold and under the snow.
“Sick,” he wrote in an Instagram story illustrated with an emoji symbolizing a urge to vomit. “Luckily the guys did the job, I’m going to be able to have a decent evening.”
His exit did not prevent Paris from signing a resounding feat by winning the field of the defending champion, who had been undefeated in the competition for more than two years. Paris did it with a completely new team in the second period, especially in defense. In addition to the absences of Alessandro Florenzi (Covid) and Layvin Kurzawa (calf), Mauricio Pochettino had to deal with the exit on injury of his captain Marquinhos in the first period, then that of Diallo.
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As a result, PSG concluded the meeting with an experimental defense made up of Colin Dagba, Danilo, Presnel Kimpembe and Mitchel Bakker. If Bayern managed to equalize, Kylian Mbappé finally had the last word for his people.
“I am happy with the result, and the attitude of the team which has found itself in difficult situations against the best team in Europe in recent years,” said Pochettino after the meeting. the players for their enormous state of mind, their remarkable sense of sacrifice. We are really trying to repeat this kind of performance. “