Bayern Munich: Three key stats from second leg against PSG

Bayern Munich clinched win in Paris, but they were knocked out of Champions League on away goals. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich clinched win in Paris, but they were knocked out of Champions League on away goals. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich was unable to register a crucial second away goal against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. Despite winning 1-0 in Paris, they will not progress to the UEFA Champions League semifinals due to the three away goals they conceded in the first leg.

For just the third time in the last ten seasons, the German club has failed to reach at least the semifinals of the Champions League. Here are three key stats from the second leg.

Missed chances again

Die Roten posted another conversion rate below 10% in the second leg. They finished with a 7% conversion rate with one goal coming from 14 total scoring attempts. This was a similar conversion rate to what they registered in the first leg when they finished with a 6% conversion rate.

The missed opportunities in both legs definitely came back to haunt Rekordmeister in the end. PSG was the more clinical side in the first leg when it came to finishing and that was enough to see them through to the semifinals.

Choupo-Moting steps in to deliver goals

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s two goals over the course of the two legs did not see Flick’s men progressing in the next round, but he deserves credit for producing goals during the absence of Robert Lewandowski. He stepped in for the best striker in world football and did what he could to help Die Roten compete with PSG.

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Choupo-Moting concludes the 2020/21 Champions League campaign with four goals in seven appearances. This scoring record was a career-best in the European competition for Choupo-Moting.

The 32-year-old will finish ranked as Bayern’s second-highest goalscorer in the competition only trailing Lewandowski who scored five goals. His performances in the Champions League this season have certainly allowed him to be considered as one of the best summer acquisitions Bayern made in the 2020 summer transfer window.

Neuer keeps Bayern in the match

Neuer’s three saves in the match were crucial in helping keep Bayern’s hopes of progressing alive. He made multiple key saves in the first half including denying Neymar from close range on two occasions. These first-half saves allowed Die Roten to take a 1-0 lead at halftime and kept them within striking distance of overtaking PSG on aggregate.

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Without these two saves, PSG would have been well on their way to the semifinals after the first 45 minutes were over. Overall, the goalkeeper was one of the top performers for Rekordmeister in the second leg and deserves plenty of praise for delivering a top-class performance.