Champions League: Marie-Antoinette Katoto put Paris Saint-Germain ahead by two goals on the lawn of Bayern Munich in the quarter-final’s first leg.
And Klara Buhl went through it to send his free-kick into the Paris goal (1-2). Still, Paris has the advantage before the return match at the Parc des Princes in a week.
They did it! On the lawn of the reigning German champion, the Parisiennes defeated Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (1-2).
Thanks to a double from the inevitable Marie-Antoinette Katoto and a very big performance by Barbora Votikova in the visiting goal, PSG took a very nice option on the qualification for the semi-finals of the competition.
More realistic than their opponents, Didier Ollé-Nicolle’s daughters have confirmed their intention to win all possible trophies this season. It will first be necessary to finish the work in a week at the Parc des Princes…
This Franco-German clash promised to be rich in suspense; it was until the last minutes. But in the end, it was the Parisian women who raised their arms at the final whistle in the Allianz Arena.
Unbeaten for thirteen games in all competitions (twelve wins, one draw), the Bayern Munich girls fell on a wall in the person of Barbora Votikova.
Paris can say thank you to Votikova
It’s quite simple: in this match, Bayern hit twice as many on goal as their opponent (sixteen shots for five frames against seven shots for three frames).
And in the end? Paris Saint-Germain won. But all this was not without suffering, since Paris owes its salvation first to Amanda Ilestedt, imperial to deflect from a saving tackle the shot at close range of Sarah Zadrazil (14th).
Five minutes later, Paris did not miss the mark, and following a corner, Katoto opened the scoring with a strike from the left under the bar (19th, 0-1).
In great form, the striker of the Blues has permanently hampered the Bavarian central hinge. It is also thanks to Katoto that Paris will double the bet since the number 9 gets alone a corner on a high recovery before taking the center of Sandy Baltimore with a victorious head (71st, 0-2). But in the meantime, Votikova has ensured the Parisian goal.
Comfortable in the air, the goalkeeper saw luck smile on her when Sydney Lohmann’s shot hit the post (66th), then the Czech made her talent speak on a powerful strike from Klara Bühl blocked by her left hand (67th).
Impressive, the last rampart of PSG then deflected on its post a new head of Lohmann (79th). Enough to disgust the people of Munich?
Not quite, since Bühl will finally reward the efforts of her teammates with a heavy strike on a free kick (84th, 1-2).
Will this goal change the game in the second leg? If PSG at least draws, they will see the semi-finals of the Champions League.