Freak Mbappe act, shock slide expose awkward Messi truth as giant’s suffer huge CL blow
Baku, February 15, AZERTAC
Paris Saint-Germain’s post-World Cup slide has continued with fellow European heavyweights Bayern Munich claiming a crucial 1-0 away win in the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League tie, according to FOX Sports.
Unmarked Kingsley Coman swept in an Alphonso Davies cross eight minutes into the second half at the Parc des Princes, just as Kylian Mbappe was preparing to enter the fray on his return from injury after PSG had appeared devoid of ideas without their top scorer.
After losing to Monaco and Marseille in the league and French Cup respectively, PSG has now lost three matches in a row, and four of their past eight competitive fixtures.
Mbappe, and the entire stadium, thought he had equalised with eight minutes remaining when he turned in a Nuno Mendes cutback, but the goal was ruled out because the Portuguese full-back was just ahead of the last defender at the start of the move.
Bayern finished the game with 10 men after Benjamin Pavard was sent off, but it was a frustrating ending for PSG.
Meanwhile, Brahim Diaz shot AC Milan to a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur which gave the seven-time European kings control of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Diaz bundled in the only goal of the game in the seventh minute at a packed San Siro to give Milan the advantage before next month’s second leg in London.
Milan came into their first knockout in the competition since 2014 with their season in the balance after a horrible run of results in the past month which left their Serie A title defence in tatters.
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