💫 PSG win thriller in Munich; Chelsea put one foot in the semis

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Dan Burke

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The Champions League quarter-finals continued with two more first legs on Wednesday night.

And what a night it was.

Mbappé stars as PSG edge classic encounter with Bayern

Bayern Munich 2
Paris Saint-Germain 3
Full time

Scorers: Choupo-Moting 37′, Müller 60′; Mbappé 3′, 68′, Marquinhos 28′

Paris Saint-Germain will take three away goals into the second leg against Bayern Munich after a five-goal thriller at the Allianz Arena.

The visitors drew first blood after just 149 seconds at the Allianz Arena, when Neymar laid off to Kylian Mbappé and the striker fired his shot through Manuel Neuer and into the net.

Before long it was 2-0. Neymar was again the provider, as he picked out his compatriot Marquinhos in the box to slot home.

Bayern halved the deficit eight minutes before time. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – starting in place of the injured Robert Lewandowski – netted against his old club with a glancing header.

And 15 minutes into the second half, the holders equalised. Joshua Kimmich delivered a superb cross into the box, and Thomas Müller rose highest to head home.

There was another big twist, however, as Mbappé put PSG back in front with his second of the game with a crisp strike into the bottom corner that gave Neuer no chance.

Mount magic helps Chelsea take commanding lead over Porto

FC Porto 0
Chelsea 2
Full time

Scorers: Mount 32′, Chilwell 85′

Chelsea have one foot in the semi-finals after a disciplined display against Porto in Seville.

After an evenly matched opening period, it was Thomas Tuchel’s side who took the lead when Mason Mount spun away from Chancel Mbemba before firing low across the goalkeeper into the far corner.

Porto pressed for an equaliser in the second half but it was Chelsea who went closest to adding to the scoreline, when substitute Christian Pulisic rattled the woodwork in the 83rd minute.

And moments later the Blues did get a second away goal when Ben Chilwell capitalised on a defensive error before rounding the goalkeeper to score.