The victory of PSG at the Allianz Arena in front of the Bayern Munich, in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, was more surprising than the result itself, because of the way the French team achieved it. A defensive approach, fight, and success in both areas gave the victory to the French team, which suffered a real harassment by the Germans.
Up to 31 shots were fired by the Bavarians, 12 of them on target. A full-blown siege from which the team led by Mauricio Pochettinor, with two goals from Mabppé and one from Marquinhos who put the tie face to face for them, although next week there will be a battle in the French capital.
The resistance shown by the Parisians in Munich has led several French media to compare the performance of those from Pochettino with Atlético de Madrid. There are several who do, although one of the publications that places the most emphasis on this comparison is ‘So Foot’.
The headline is already significant. “Was it PSG … or Atlético de Madrid”? And they argue it in the following way: “A defensive tactic, players who fight like lions, an XXL goalkeeper, a bit of success, the Paris Saint-Germain became Atlético de Madrid to win on the pitch of the Bayern Munich (2-3) in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. And everything seemed totally improvised ”, highlights this medium.
It should be remembered that in 2016, Atlético already left the Munich hell alive after a night in which the Germans staged another unsuccessful siege on the mattress goal. 33 shots, eleven of them between the three suits, penalty stopped by Oblak included. 1-0 won the rojiblancos in the first leg, who pulled their breed and pride to sustain the result and achieve a 2-1 against that put them in the final of the Champions League.