PSG, Bayern fans clash ahead of Champions League tie

Frenchman Corentin Tolisso scored twice after Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring while Kylian Mbappe netted a consolation goal for PSG at the Allianz Arena.

And Bayern punished PSG for Neymar's profligacy eight minutes before half-time as Tolisso thumped a James delivery into the bottom-left corner. The few occasions we played as a team and played the ball around, we were dangerous and we created opportunities.

It was a long shot for Bayern Munich to top their UEFA Champions League group but they did give Paris Saint-Germain a scare as they beat the Ligue 1 side 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

Mueller, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Arturo Vidal were left out of the starting side, as Heynckes rotated, giving James Rodriguez, Tolisso and Coman the chance to shine against PSG.

The fall guy for a failure that seems inevitable unless PSG radically improve on their Munich performance has already been decided; the chances of Emery surviving beyond Champions League exit are infinitesimal. The coach wasn't the only one responsible, the team was too. "Furthermore he is a very good team player, with a great engine and strong in the tackle", Heynckes said at the postmatch news conference.

Bayern Munich delivered a stark warning to their Champions League rivals for the knockout stages as their resounding win over Paris Saint-Germain underlined their return to form.

Heynckes' ninth Champions League win in succession gives the German champions a semblance of revenge for the 3-0 defeat in September, which prompted the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, with 72-year-old Heynckes arriving for a fourth term in charge in early October to replace the Italian. "That is all a product of our intensive work on the training pitch".

The score remained 2-0 at the halftime break. When you spend £200m on a footballer and there is reportedly an 'abyss' (per L'Equipe) between him and the manager, it will be the manager packing his bags.

'The atmosphere in the squad is amazing, we're training really well, and have so much experience that nobody should underestimate us, ' Ulreich told kicker. But maybe not. He cleared them out of the way with his foot, and went about his business.

According to police testimony, more than 60 masked supporters were involved in the fracas, close to Munich's train station.

  • Ricardo Clara