Bayern-PSG: when Müller plays his head in blood

A few minutes after contact with Danilo, Thomas Müller was invited by the referee to leave the field to treat his bloodied skull. Possessed by the stakes of the Bayern-PSG shock (2-3), the attacker was not aware of anything.

This is one of the strong images of the Dantesque shock between Bayern and PSG (2-3), Wednesday in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. For three minutes, Thomas Müller swept the front of the Bavarian attack with the back of the skull in blood, without realizing it. Without suffering visibly either. When the referee asked him to go out to wash his wound (66th) – as required by the protocol in the event of bleeding – the German international did not understand and was even initially annoyed with this decision … before running her hand through her hair and realizing she was bloody.

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Thomas Müller with a bleeding head
Thomas Müller with a bleeding head © Capture
Thomas Müller didn't realize he was bleeding
Thomas Müller didn’t realize he was bleeding © Capture
Referee asks Thomas Müller to come out to treat his injury
The referee asks Thomas Müller to come out to treat his injury © Capture

An injury caused in the 63rd minute after a head-to-head collision with Paris defender Danilo. Upon receiving a center from Joshua Kimmich, the German international embarked on an uneducated control of the head-returned, hitting the Portuguese defender with his marking. If he remained on the ground for a few moments to rub his head, Müller resumed his place as if nothing had happened to harass the opposing defenders and push the Parisians into their entrenchments.

Author of the goal of equalization

A few minutes earlier (60th), it was he who had equalized by taking a header from a free kick from Joshua Kimmich. At the time of his injury, he was leading the charge in an attempt to give his people the advantage in his characteristic burst of energy. He quickly returned to the field after putting on a new jersey and receiving treatment from the medical staff.

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His end of the match was frustrating even if he claimed a penalty for an Ander Herrera hand on one of his centers (89th). True to his rage to win, Müller still believes in the hopes of qualifying, a week before the return match at the Parc des Princes.

Thomas Müller forced to seek treatment after head injury
Thomas Müller forced to seek treatment after a head injury © ICON Sport

“We can always discuss the goals we conceded, but our game is to score, he said at the microphone of Sky. If we win 5-3 or 6-3, it is not the same. And now we’re going to have to run behind this delay, that’s clear. We didn’t concede a lot of chances, I think Manu (Neuer) only had one or two saves to make. if we had had this killer instinct, we would have seen another match. Yes, on the goals of Paris, we are not very good, but our game is to score more than the opponent and we let go far too many big opportunities. “


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