Bayern beat PSG 3:1 through Tolisso and Coman shining the brightest in a night of solid teamwork.
What an absolute firecracker this man is – and he’s only 23. He scored Bayern’s second and third goals, and shone brightly tonight. The second goal came as he headed the ball in, connecting with a ball in from James. He was more decisive from the moment he scored this goal, pushing forward, adding some bite to Bayern’s game. He also scored Bayern’s third goal with a beautiful close-range shot (69′) connecting with Kingsley Coman.
He was pushing forward and was creative and hardworking again. He assisted Bayern’s third goal, racing past Dani Alves down the left flank and flicking it neatly back to a waiting Tolisso in the middle who tapped it into the net.
He was speedy, effective and fiery. He moved the game into Bayern’s half creatively. He even assisted Bayern’s second goal – and boy, was it amazing. He ran down the left flank and passed the ball powerfully over to Tolisso. It was well-timed and clever.
He scored Bayern’s opener, capitalising on a shot in from Franck Ribéry, and needled it through a pair of defenders into Bayern’s goal. He was his classic, precise number-9 self. He did have a few questionable shots where he missed the mark completely including at the end of the night when his shot went high above the net.
He did his job well this evening. He made a fantastic save in the second half (63’) diving and punching away a powerful Kylian Mbappé shot. He pulled a Neuer-esque save – coming far out of the box as a sweeper keeper (78’) to deny a PSG goalscoring opportunity.
Hummels was in full control. He made important defensive tackles and was important in keeping PSG at bay.
He was captain. He dipped back and helped with defence as well as pushing forward and assisting with goals. He did play deeper than usual and made some important clearances.
He was brought on for Ribéry (67’). He added a bit more precision to Bayern’s attack. He was up there pushing forward in attack, positioning himself correctly in order to try and get Bayern more goals but it just did not happen for him tonight.
The young gun played quite high up, and was very alert throughout the night. He was keeping an eye on the entire game, marking PSG’s attackers.
He was a bit quiet in the first half but was more on-the-ball in the second half (sometimes literally).
In the first half, he looked a little clunky and slow. He was too slow to make a few defensive tackles which led to PSG’s opening goal. He improved after that goal however and stayed close to mark PSG’s attackers and stay tight around them. He is great and has great potential but did not play as sharply as he can do.
He did well to defend, keeping close to PSG’s attackers – especially Neymar. He made some key tackles tonight. He was a little more panicky and clumsy in the second half but not in a disastrous way.
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