Bayern Munich dump PSG out of Champions League as Musiala says ‘they couldn’t handle our intensity’

Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they condemned Paris St-Germain to another last-16 exit.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting swept home just after the hour mark for the hosts against his former club, with substitute Serge Gnabry adding the gloss to a professional display late on.

PSG have now been eliminated from the competition at this stage in five of their previous seven campaigns and this represented another dismal failure for the Ligue 1 leaders and their under-pressure head coach Christophe Galtier.

Despite boasting a collection of stars, the Parisians not only failed to score over two legs but were saved the embarrassment of a four or five-goal aggregate defeat by a VAR decision and offside flag ruling out an earlier Choupo-Moting header and Sadio Mane’s stoppage-time effort.

Six-time European champions Bayern had begun the evening nervously defending a one-goal first-leg lead and guarding against the dual threat posed by Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.

However, while PSG’s star forward line sporadically threatened early on neither was given the time or space to inflict any damage on a disciplined and efficient Bayern side, who ran out comfortable winners.

Bayern midfielder Jamal Musiala said afterwards: “I think we showed intensity throughout the whole game. We started the second half strongly.

“We didn’t let them have time on the ball in the final third. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, we know what they’re capable of. We controlled the game better. Overall it was a good game for us.

“We went through some tactical things to change up a bit [at half-time]. We had to up our intensity. When we do that we’re very difficult to beat.

“[De Ligt’s goalline clearance] brought us to life. Those little moments are key.

“We all have the mentality we can win this tournament. We just have to take it game by game.”

On Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, he added: “It’s very fun to play with him. He’s a goal threat and has presence in the box we need. He’s an amazing player. He has the quality we need up front. He’s a good friend as well. He’s a good guy.”

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