The victory of PSG on the lawn of Bayern Munich, Wednesday in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (2-3), was marked by an avalanche of physical problems. What to change the scenario of the match in the cold of Munich. And leave the two teams with a loaded infirmary.
Conditions worthy of a grueling winter. The clash between Bayern Munich and PSG took place in a totally frosted Allianz Arena on Wednesday in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. In freezing cold, under heavy snow, the remake of the last final turned in favor of the Parisians, who won 3-2 in the lair of the European champions. At the end of a rather irrational scenario. But this commando match left traces on the organizations. In both camps. Several players have come out earlier than expected. And not the least strong.
Concern for Marquinhos, Neymar clenched his teeth
Paris lost Marquinhos, who still doubled the bet like a pure center-forward, before leaving the field (30th). The Brazilian defender suffers from adductors. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed this after the game, hoping it wasn’t too bad. But the presence of its captain for the next deadlines appears compromised. It was then Abdou Diallo who had to give up at half-time. The Senegalese defender was ill, as he revealed in an Instagram story. PSG even believed for a few moments that he would also lose Neymar, author of two superb assists. But after grinning a bit, the Brazilian artist finally stayed in the fight. Almost to the end. It remains to be seen how he will recover from such an evening, when he has just returned from a long absence.
A blow for Mbappé, Kean in slow motion
Kylian Mbappé also ended the meeting in pain. The 2018 world champion, who responded with a resounding double, said he received a blow to the top of the shin. He quickly left to put ice cream at the final whistle. Before introducing himself, all smiles, at the microphone of RMC Sport. It will also be necessary to watch the recovery of Moise Kean, who made a rather improbable entry. Launched in the 71st, the Italian striker, usually so combative, seemed unable to accelerate. Out of shape? Injured? Many were surprised to see him tread the lawn in this state. It didn’t really help Paris in the money time.
A trip without a net in Strasbourg
This grueling evening has cause for concern in the capital. Knowing that PSG was already deprived of Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi (positive for Covid 19), but also of Mauro Icardi, affected in the thigh and Layvin Kurzawa, in delicacy with his calf. The Camp des Loges infirmary will be running at full speed in the coming days. But it will still be necessary to return to coal on Saturday in Strasbourg, during the 32nd day of Ligue 1 (5 p.m.). Without net. In the event of disappointment in Alsace, PSG could potentially end up 4th in the standings, if Lyon and Monaco win during the weekend. Not to mention the title fight with Lille, which is alone at the top of the championship since its victory at the Parc des Princes last Saturday (0-1). Three days later, it will already be time to find Bayern, on Tuesday, for a round of 16 return which promises to be hot (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).
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Goretzka and Süle released with injury
But opposite, the Bavarians are not at their best either. The snowy fight against Paris caused damage. Leon Goretzka and Nicklas Süle came out injured in the first half. Many players ended up exhausted, like Kingsley Coman, Joshua Kimmich or Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. All this while knowing that Robert Lewandowski (knee) and Serge Gnabry (Covid 19) will be absent for the reunion at the Parc des Princes. In the meantime, the German champions will undoubtedly be able to turn around a bit against Union Berlin on Saturday in the Bundesliga (3.30 p.m.). At a time when they are 7 points ahead of their dolphin Leipzig.