PSG ended Bayern Munich’s 19-match unbeaten Uefa Champions League record with a 3-2 win at the Alianz Arena in Germany.
The French champions relied on their two superstars to deny the UCL defending champions, Kylian Mbappe scoring twice and Neymar Jr. assisting all three goals.
Marquinhos added the other goal as PSG tore ate Bayern’s porous and shaky defence despite responding with goals from Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller.
Bayern started with two chances- on hit the bar- in the first two minutes but PSG took the lead in the third through Mbappe. The Parisians’ talismanic forward was on the end of a quick counter and his shot was spilled into the net by Bayern’s reliable goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Mbapoe’s strike was the earliest goal Bayern have conceded in the UCL knockout stage since 2010.
The German champions’ defence has been suspect in recent weeks and Mauricio Pochettino’s men again punished the sleepy backline to double their lead through captain Marquinhos who slotted home Neymar Jr’s cross for 2-0.
Bayern were missing talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski but managed to half the deficit through Choupo-Moting, the Cameroon striker’s header nestling into the net for 2-1 and renewed hope for the hosts at the break.
The second period was more of the first with opportunities for both sides but Bayern struck first, equalizing through Muller’s header on 60 minutes.
PSG regained the lead eight minutes later, Mbappe again doing the magic in combination with Neymar Jr. The Brazilian forward was afforded space to run through the midfield and he set up the 22 years old French striker who finished with aplomb at the near post.
The French side held on in the face of Bayern’s onslaught to win the entertaining encounter and set up a mouth-watering second leg in Paris next week.
Chelsea also claimed a convincing 2-0 ‘away’ at FC Porto in the other UCL match of the night.
The London side scored once in each half at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Spain to humble giant-killing Porto with goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell.