Bayern Munich needed a big win over Paris Saint-Germain to swing top of Group B in their direction and almost got it. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring early and Corentin Tolisso made it 2-0 before the break. Kylian Mbappe finished a wonderful Edinson Cavani flick to dent the German side’s hopes before Tolisso ensured the final stages would remain interesting.
Ultimately it was not to be for Bayern but in victory they have reminded Europe’s elite that they are not to be written off.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1 ): Ulreich, Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba (Rafinha 85), Coman, Tolisso, Rudy, Ribery (Muller 67), Rodriguez (Vidal 83), Lewandowski.
Unused subs: Starke, Javi Martinez, Boateng, Friedl.
Bookings: Kimmich, Tolissom Rudy, Rodriguez
Goals: Lewandowski 8, Tolisso 37
PSG (4-3-3): Areola, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (Kimpembe 72), Kurzawa, Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler (Lo Celso 90+1), Mbappe-Lottin, Cavani, Neymar.
Unused subs: Trapp, Di Maria, Meunier, Yuri, Pastore.
Bookings: Marquinhos, Draxler
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey).
Still, the French midfielder Tolisso kept the pressure on, finishing clinically in the 69th minute after David Alaba’s storming run and cross down the left flank.
While PSG and Bayern ended on 15 points each, Celtic took third place, guaranteeing Europa League football, despite losing 1-0 at home to Anderlecht, whose second-half winner came from a Jozo Simunovic own goal.
The win represented the Belgian side’s first success of the competition after five straight defeats but Celtic’s previous 3-0 win at Anderlecht ensured they had the better head-to-head record.