Last night, Paris Saint-Germain saw their Champions League journey come to a premature end as they were defeated 3-0 by Bayern Munich in the round of 16. The result was made all the more poignant by the fact that the goals were scored by two former PSG players, Kingsley Coman and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who both left the club several years prior without compensation.
Former PSG Prodigies Haunt French Champions
Kingsley Coman, who rose through the ranks of PSG's youth system before being released as a free agent to Juventus in 2014, has never played a season without being a national champion with his club.
On the other hand, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who has been linked with numerous clubs throughout his career, arrived at Bayern for free in 2020 and made a name for himself with his impressive performances, including last night's goal that secured Bayern's passage to the quarterfinals.
Bayern's Manager and PSG's Coach Offer Post-Match Thoughts
Bayern's manager, Julian Nagelsmann, spoke to the media following the win and stated, "In the first half, we didn't execute what we had talked about as well as we should have.
There was too much space. But we defended better in the second half and were dangerous on the ball. In the end, we deserved to win. If we show maximum hunger with emotion and we couple that with our quality, then we can achieve anything." On the other hand, PSG's coach, Christophe Galtier, expressed his disappointment with the loss, "We did not manage to score when we were on top of things.
Then we concede a ridiculous goal. What made the difference is the fact we missed some key players in both legs. It's a big disappointment but we have to swallow it." The match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich was a thrilling encounter that saw the German giants come out on top, much to the chagrin of the French champions.
The result was made all the more bittersweet by the fact that the goals were scored by two former PSG players who left the club without compensation.