Bayern Munich: Three things to watch in away leg against PSG

Bayern Munich faces a stiff challenge in second leg against PSG. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich faces a stiff challenge in second leg against PSG. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich will be faced with the difficult task of overcoming a 3-2 defeat in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matchup with Paris Saint-Germain. Die Roten will need to ensure they find the back of the net multiple times on Tuesday if they hope to advance to the semifinals.

The three away goals they conceded in the first leg greatly hurt their chances of progressing. If Rekordmeister manages to qualify for the next round, then it is definitely going to be a memorable result and win in Paris. Here are three things to watch for ahead of the second leg.

Injuries continue to hamper Bayern

As the injuries continue to mount for Bayern more challenges face Hansi Flick’s team. Robert Lewandowski will not be available along with Serge Gnabry and Niklas Sule. Additionally, it appears that Leon Goretzka may also be among those that won’t feature for Bayern against PSG due to injury.

With the usual starting 11 hampered by injuries, Die Roten will have to rely on their other star players such as Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich. However, both of these players went the full 90 minutes against Union Berlin on Saturday and won’t be completely fresh for Tuesday’s match. It will be interesting to see if Rekordmeister are able to rally in the second leg despite not having valuable members of their squad available and some not rested.

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Mbappe keeps scoring

Kylian Mbappe followed up his midweek brace against Bayern with a goal and assist over the weekend against Strasbourg in Ligue 1 action. PSG’s star player has been in fantastic form as of late and should be a major factor in the match on Tuesday.

Having scored in both legs of the Round of 16 matchups against Barcelona, he was a key reason why PSG was able to defeat the La Liga side to advance to the quarterfinals. if he finds the back of the net against Bayern again it could be all over for Die Roten’s hopes of mounting a comeback.

PSG have lost big matches at home this season

PSG has lost six home matches this season and some of these losses have been in big matches in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Five of the six defeats have come in Ligue 1 and it’s the first time since the 2008/09 season they’ve lost five home league matches. More recently, they fell 1-0 to Lille in what was a battle of the top two clubs in Ligue 1. This defeat has allowed Lille to sit atop the table with a three-point advantage over PSG. Other notable losses at home this season include defeats to Monaco, Lyon, and Manchester United.

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With Bayern likely needing a multi-goal victory to advance to the semifinals it’s not completely impossible for them to pull it off when they travel to Paris. PSG has not been dominant at home so far this season and there might be a chance here for the away side to record an incredible comeback victory.