PSG lose in 2nd leg but make it to Champions League semis

After losing 1-0 to Bayern in last year’s final, PSG stands one step away from the second final of its 51-year history and remains on course to win it for the first time

By   |  Published: 14th Apr 2021  5:52 pm
PSG's Danilo Pereira (L) and Colin Dagba celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against FC Bayern Munich. -Photo: AFP

Paris: After Neymar missed several chances to finish off defending champion Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain was left clinging to a 1-0 home defeat that nevertheless sealed the French club’s second straight Champions League semifinal.

Bayern had to score twice on Tuesday after losing 3-2 in Germany in the first leg of their quarterfinal and survived several scares from livewire Neymar in the first half before largely taking control in the second.

But without the prolific Robert Lewandowski, the six-time champions lacked a cutting edge and could not add to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s first-half goal against his former club.

After losing 1-0 to Bayern in last year’s final, PSG stands one step away from the second final of its 51-year history and remains on course to win it for the first time.

Chelsea also reached the last four on Tuesday, losing 1-0 to Porto but advancing 2-1 on aggregate. The London club is managed by Thomas Tuchel, who was fired by PSG in December.