Paris Saint-Germain entertained Bayern Munich at Parc des Princes earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a good result at home in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie. PSG made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
Kingsley Coman finally broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute for the visitors. However, the French club failed to mount a comeback and crashed to a narrow 1-0 loss in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Paris Saint-Germain player fared during the match against Bayern.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – 7.5/10
Donnarumma made a lot of crucial saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.
RB: Achraf Hakimi – 6.5/10
He was solid in the first half but had to be replaced in the 45th minute.
CB: Marquinhos – 6.5/10
Marquinhos cleared the danger when needed and was lively on the ball as well.
CB: Sergio Ramos – 7.5/10
The Spaniard gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and made one good run with the ball.
LB: Nuno Mendes – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties at times and made a handful of impressive runs down the left flank.
RM: Warren Zaïre-Emery – 6/10
Zaire-Emery struggled to get into the flow of the game and did well to last 56 minutes.
CM: Marco Verratti – 7/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and made a few decent runs with the ball from midfield.
CM: Danilo Pereira – 6.5/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but had an underwhelming game going forward.
LM: Carlos Soler – 6.5/10
The Spaniard caught the eye at times but struggled to be decisive in the final third.
ST: Lionel Messi – 7/10
Messi caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but failed to register a goal tonight.
ST: Neymar Jr. – 6.5/10
He showed some glimpses of what he is capable of but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.
CB: Presnel Kimpembe – 6/10
He tried to keep things solid when defending inside his half.
LW: Kylian Mbappe – 6/10
Mbappe made one encouraging run with the ball but didn’t look like he would score.
CM: Fabian Ruiz – 6.5/10
He had a couple of bright moments in the game.
CM: Vitinha – 6/10
He was a threat in the final third.