Our prediction for this Champions League match:
The ground at Allianz Arena will shake when Bayern Munich and PSG face each other at Allianz Arena in the Champions League last 16, return leg. The mighty Bavarians won the first leg thanks to Kingsley Coman’s beautiful volley, and they are now on a quest to defend their slim lead in front of home fans. Benjamin Pavards serves a one-game ban, but the good news for the hosts is that key attacker Sadio Mane returned from injury in a 2-1 win over Stuttgart at the weekend.
Les Parisiens, on the other hand, face an uphill task in the second leg, and seeing that Bayern Munich have turned their Allianz Arena into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Marco Verratti is back from the Ligue 1 ban, while all Neymar, Hakimi, Sanches, and Kimpembe miss out with injuries. As always, all eyes will be on attacking duo Leo Messi – Kylian Mbappe, who helped PSG beat Nantes 4-2 on Saturday.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Muller):
Thomas Muller is pacey attacker who plays for Bayern Munich and German national team. Muller is a product of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and he played 35 games for the reserve team, scoring 16 goals in the process.
The German striker, who is capable of producing fine performances as a winger as well, won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich in 2013 as the mighty Bavarians defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the final of the elite competition. Muller clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany in 2014, while making it to the European Championship final in 2012. It has to be noted that he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2010.
Thomas Muller has a contract with Bayern Munich which expires on 30 June, 2021. The German footballer, who was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern on 13 September, 1989, won his fifth Bundesliga trophy with Bayern Munich in the 2015/2016 season.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.