Despite their victory (3-2) in the quarter-final first leg of the C1 against Bayern Munich this Wednesday, April 7, Paris-Saint-Germain suffered. Here are some figures that show the feat achieved by the Parisians at the Allianz Arena.
Those who discover this statistic before seeing the score may not understand much. It is not a little to say that Bayern Munich lacked realism this Wednesday, April 7 against Paris Saint-Germain with only two goals for 31 attempts, the most important total in C1 for almost 18 years. The Germans leave with a ratio of only 6% efficiency, when the Parisians have scored three goals for only six attempts (50%).
The Parisians have often chased the ball in this quarter-final first leg. Mauricio Pochettino’s players never managed to compete with Bayern in the center of play where Danilo and Gueye struggled against Kimmich and Goretzka. PSG players, who saw very little of the opposing side of the field, especially in the first period, only had possession 40% of the time despite their final victory.
Joshua Kimmich was one of the most prominent Germans. As well as allowing his side to get their foot on the ball, the Bayern midfielder has been involved in almost a third of his side’s chances. Ten dangerous actions by Bayern Munich were made by him, a record in the competition for almost ten years, and the 12 created by Mezut Özil for Real Madrid in 2011.
It has been more than two years since Bayern Munich had conceded the slightest defeat in their den. The Germans have chained, since March 13, 2019, no less than 33 matches without defeat at the Allianz Arena, in all competitions. After Liverpool, already victorious (3-1) in the Champions League, it was PSG who inflicted a setback on Bayern Munich, two years after the last.
Already in the round of 16 against FC Barcelona, Keylor Navas had proven that he was, if not the greatest, one of the best goalkeepers on the planet. Faced with the avalanche of German fire sweeping over his goal, the Costa Rican was once again impeccable. The PSG goalkeeper stopped 10 of Bayern Munich’s 12 shots on target, an exceptional ratio of 83% of shots saved.