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Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern München: UEFA Champions League background, form guide, previous meetings

Paris ended Bayern München's long UEFA Champions League unbeaten run in the first leg and will now be looking to complete the job against the holders.

Kylian Mbappé and Neymar in the snow in Munich
Kylian Mbappé and Neymar in the snow in Munich Getty Images

Having ended Bayern München's long unbeaten run in the UEFA Champions League with a 3-2 first leg victory, Paris Saint-Germain will be out to complete the job at the Parc des Princes – where the holders have lost all four of their previous games against the French club.

• Paris inflicted a first competition defeat since March 2019 on Bayern in the first leg, a repeat of the 2020 final, with two Kylian Mbappé goals doing much of the damage in snowy Munich. The Paris striker opened the scoring in the third minute before Marquinhos doubled the lead (28) only for former Paris striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37) and Thomas Müller (60) to bring Bayern level. Mbappé struck the decisive blow eight minutes later, however, leaving the holders needing a first away win in Paris to maintain their grip on the trophy.

• This is Bayern's 100th game in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase. They are only the second club, after Real Madrid, to reach that milestone.

• This season, Bayern have reached their record 19th UEFA Champions League quarter-final while Paris claimed the notable scalp of Barcelona in the round of 16.

• The winners of this tie will face Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final.

Highlights: Bayern 2-3 Paris (2 mins)

Previous meetings
• A 59th-minute header from Bayern winger Kingsley Coman – formerly of Paris – proved enough to separate the sides at Lisbon's Estádio do SL Benfica on 23 August 2020, giving the German club their sixth European Cup and ensuring Paris's first final appearance ended in defeat.

• All eight of the teams' matches before last season's final had come in the UEFA Champions League group stage – and all but one of those contests were won by the home side. Overall, despite last season's final defeat, Paris have the edge with six wins to Bayern's four.

• In the 2017/18 group stage, Paris were 3-0 winners at the Parc des Princes – Neymar scoring the home side's final goal – before a 3-1 Bayern success in Munich in which a Corentin Tolisso double added to Robert Lewandowski's opener; Mbappé scored for Paris.

• In the first group stage in 2000/01 – a campaign that culminated in Bayern winning the competition for the fourth time – home substitute Laurent Leroy's 90th-minute strike gave Paris a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes. Again Bayern turned the tables in Munich, goals from Hasan Salihamidžić (3) – now the club's sporting director – and substitute Paulo Sérgio (89) securing a 2-0 success.

• In 1997/98 Bayern ran out 5-1 winners in the first game in Germany, Giovane Elber and Carsten Jancker each scoring twice and Thomas Helmer getting the other with Marco Simone scoring Paris's consolation. Paris were 3-1 victors in France, their goals coming from Franck Gava (17), Florian Maurice (73) and Leroy (75); Markus Babbel had levelled for Bayern.

• The French club came out on top twice in 1994/95, George Weah and Daniel Bravo earning a 2-0 home win and Weah, again, claiming the only goal in Germany – the only away victory either team had managed in this fixture before the first leg of this tie.

Mbappé on Paris win

Form guide
• This is Paris's seventh appearance in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, where their record is W2 L4:
2019/20 Atalanta W 2-1
2015/16 Manchester City L 2-3 (2-2 h, 0-1 a)
2014/15 Barcelona L 1-5 (1-3 h, 0-2 a)
2013/14 Chelsea L 3-3 away goals (3-1 h, 0-2 a)
2012/13 Barcelona L 3-3 away goals (2-2 h, 1-1 a)
1994/95 Barcelona W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)

• Paris have won six of their nine games in this season's competition, including four in a row before they were held 1-1 at home by Barcelona in the round of 16 second leg. That nevertheless completed a 5-2 aggregate success, Mbappé having scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 first-leg victory at the Camp Nou.

• That win followed group stage victories at home against Leipzig (1-0), away at Manchester United (3-1) and – to book their round of 16 place as Group H winners – 5-1 at home to İstanbul Başakşehir. Paris also beat the Turkish club 2-0 away on Matchday 2, in between 2-1 defeats at home to United and away to Leipzig.

• Mbappé has now scored eight goals in this season's UEFA Champions League, all in the last four matches, and is in second place in the scoring charts, two behind Dortmund's Erling Haaland.

• Ligue 1 champions for the seventh time in eight years in 2019/20, and ninth time overall, Paris also won both domestic cups last season. This is the French side's ninth successive UEFA Champions League campaign and 13th in total.

• Paris reached their first European Cup final last season. They had beaten Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 (1-2 a, 2-0 h), Atalanta in the one-off quarter-final (2-1) and Leipzig (3-0) in the semi-final en route to that final defeat by Bayern.

• The Parisians have now reached the knockout stages on their last nine UEFA Champions League appearances, although 2019/20 marked their first semi-final appearance since 1995. They suffered three successive last-16 defeats prior to last season.

• Under Thomas Tuchel – who was replaced as coach by Mauricio Pochettino in January this year – the French club finished first in a section also including Real Madrid, Club Brugge and Galatasaray in 2019/20. They won five of their six games, drawing the other, and conceded only two goals to finish five points above Madrid.

• Paris had scored in 34 successive UEFA Champions League games, matching the competition record set by Madrid between 2011 and 2014, before drawing a blank in last season's final. They have found the net in all nine matches this term and also in their last 23 UEFA Champions League matches at the Parc des Princes.

• Paris have won 18 of their last 27 UEFA Champions League matches (D4 L5). The Matchday 1 defeat by United was one of only four in their last 59 European home games (W38 D17).

• Paris faced three German clubs in 2019/20 as well as Leipzig this season. Their 1-0 victory against the latter extended the French side's record of never having lost at home to German visitors (W8 D1).

• The 3-1 defeat at Bayern on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League ended Paris's seven-match unbeaten run against German clubs, home and away (W5 D2). Their overall record since then is W4 L3.

• Last season's final defeat by Bayern ended Paris's perfect run in knockout ties against German clubs; before beating Dortmund and Leipzig last season, they had defeated Wolfsburg in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup round of 32 (2-0 h, 3-1 a) and Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (4-0 a, 2-1 h).

• Paris have won 16 of their 17 UEFA competition ties when they recorded a first-leg away victory, including in this season's round of 16 against Barcelona (4-1 a, 1-1 h). The exception came against Manchester United in the 2018/19 round of 16, a tie they lost on away goals (2-0 a, 1-3 h). Their sole previous 3-2 away win in a first leg, against Molde in the first round of their victorious 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup campaign, preceded a 3-0 home win.

• Paris's European penalty shoot-out record is W0 L1:
3-4 v Rangers, 2001/02 UEFA Cup third round

2020 final highlights: Paris 0-1 Bayern

• Bayern's European Cup quarter-final record is W20 L10:
2019/20 Barcelona W 8-2
2017/18 Sevilla W 2-1 (2-1 a, 0-0 h)
2016/17 Real Madrid L 3-6 (1-2 h, 2-4 a aet)
2015/16 Benfica W 3-2 (1-0 h, 2-2 a)
2014/15 Porto W 7-4 (1-3 a, 6-1 h)
2013/14 Manchester United W 4-2 (1-1 a, 3-1 h)
2012/13 Juventus W 4-0 (2-0 h, 2-0 a)
2011/12 Marseille W 4-0 (2-0 a, 2-0 h)
2009/10 Manchester United W 4-4, away goals (2-1 h, 2-3 a)
2008/09 Barcelona L 1-5 (0-4 a, 1-1 h)
2006/07 AC Milan L 2-4 (2-2 a, 0-2 h)
2004/05 Chelsea L 5-6 (2-4 a, 3-2 h)
2001/02 Real Madrid L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
2000/01 Manchester United W 3-1 (1-0 a, 2-1 h)
1999/00 Porto W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)
1998/99 Kaiserslautern W 6-0 (2-0 h, 4-0 a)
1997/98 Borussia Dortmund L 0-1 (0-0 h, 0-1 a)
1994/95 IFK Göteborg W 2-2 away goals (0-0 h, 2-2 a)
1990/91 Porto W 3-1 (1-1 h, 2-0 a)
1989/90 PSV Eindhoven W 3-1 (2-1 h, 1-0 a)
1987/88 Real Madrid L 3-4 (3-2 h, 0-2 a)
1986/87 Anderlecht W 7-2 (5-0 h, 2-2 a)
1985/86 Anderlecht L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
1981/82 Universitatea Craiova W 3-1 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
1980/81 Baník Ostrava W 6-2 (2-0 h, 4-2 a)
1976/77 Dynamo Kyiv L 1-2 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
1975/76 Benfica W 5-1 (0-0 a, 5-1 h)
1974/75 Ararat Yerevan W 2-1 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
1973/74 CSKA Sofia W 5-3 (4-1 h, 1-2 a)
1972/73 Ajax L 2-5 (0-4 a, 2-1 h)

• Bayern are appearing in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the 19th time – one more than Barcelona, with whom they previously shared the competition record.

• The German giants extended their competition record run of victories to 15 this season, following up a 4-0 home defeat of Atlético de Madrid with wins at Lokomotiv Moskva (2-1) and Salzburg (6-2) before a 3-1 home victory against the Austrian side on Matchday 4 sealed progress from Group A. Their long winning run was ended by a 1-1 draw at Atleti on Matchday 5, the first time Bayern had failed to win a UEFA Champions League match since 13 March 2019, before a 2-0 closing victory at home to Lokomotiv.

• Hansi Flick's side won 4-1 away to Lazio in the round of 16 first leg, completing their aggregate victory with a 2-1 home success that not only gave Bayern their 150th UEFA Champions League victory but also equalled their club record – set in 2001 and 2002 – of 19 successive games in the competition without defeat. Having been beaten in the first leg of this tie, they ended six short of Manchester United's overall competition record of 25.

• Bayern claimed their sixth European Cup in 2019/20, and third in the UEFA Champions League era, with that win against Paris in Lisbon, their 11th successive victory – making them the first champions to win every game. The Munich club became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage last season, before easing through the knockout stages, beating Chelsea in the round of 16 (3-0 a, 4-1 h) before wins in one-off ties against Barcelona (8-2) – the first time Bayern had scored eight goals in a UEFA Champions League match – Lyon (3-0) and Paris in Lisbon.

• Bayern's 43 goals in last season's UEFA Champions League campaign was the highest total by any club since the competition changed format in 2003/04. The all-time record for a single campaign is the 45 scored by Barcelona in 1999/2000 – though they played 16 matches compared to Bayern's 11.

• Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg through injury, finished as the top scorer in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League with 15 goals, two shy of Cristiano Ronaldo's competition record of 17 for Real Madrid in 2013/14. He has now scored 73 in the UEFA Champions League and is in outright third place in the competition's all-time scoring list.

• This is Bayern's 24th UEFA Champions League campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 25). They have now won their section 17 times, including in each of the last three seasons. Only Barcelona (21 times) have done so more often.

• Champions of Germany for a record 30th time last season – with a landmark eighth successive Bundesliga title – Bayern have now reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in nine of the last ten seasons, the exception their defeat by eventual champions Liverpool in the 2018/19 round of 16.

• Bayern have already won European silverware this season, defeating UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla 2-1 after extra time in the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on 24 September thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka (34) and Javi Martínez (104).

• The draw at Atlético on Matchday 5 ended Bayern's run of UEFA competition victories at 16; the first leg of this tie was only their second loss in their last 30 European outings, the other a 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg (W23 D5).

• Bayern's last European away defeat was that 3-0 loss at Paris on Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League; their record since is W13 D4. Outside Munich they had won ten in a row before being held at Atleti; the win at Lazio in the last 16 first leg surpassed Manchester United's UEFA Champions League record of 16 away games without defeat.

• Their successes against Lyon and Paris in 2019/20 made Bayern's record in knockout ties against French clubs W7 L1, with wins in the last seven including three finals.

• Bayern have won nine of their last 11 games against French clubs, home and away; the exceptions were that 3-0 defeat in Paris in September 2017 and this first leg.

• Bayern were on a run of three succesive away wins in France before losing at Paris in 2017, only their second defeat in their last nine trips (W5 D2). Their overall record away to Ligue 1 sides is W6 D3 L7.

• Bayern may have lost all four games against Paris at the Parc des Princes, but they claimed their second European Cup at the stadium, beating Leeds United 2-0 there in the 1975 final.

• Bayern have lost six home first legs in UEFA competition and won two of those ties on aggregate, their most recent victory coming against Lokomotiv Moskva in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup first round (0-1 h, 5-0 a). Their most recent such tie ended in an aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-finals (1-2 h, 2-2 a). This is their first 3-2 home first-leg defeat.

• Bayern's record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W5 L1:
4-3 v Åtvidaberg, 1973/74 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round
9-8 v PAOK, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
5-4 v Valencia, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
3-4 v Chelsea, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
5-4 v Chelsea, 2013 UEFA Super Cup

Bayern v Paris past meetings

Links and trivia
• Coman was born in Paris, joining the club's academy in 2004. He made his first-team debut against Sochaux in February 2013 becoming, aged 16 years 250 days, the club's youngest-ever player. Coman signed for Juventus in July 2014 having made only four appearances for Paris's senior side.

• Choupo-Moting was a Paris player between August 2018 and 5 October 2020, when he joined Bayern on a one-year deal. He won two Ligue 1 titles and the 2019/20 Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue with Paris, scoring nine goals in 51 games for the club in all competitions; his last appearance was as a late substitute in the defeat by Bayern in Lisbon.

• Tanguy Nianzou also joined Bayern from Paris last summer. Aged 17 years 253 days, he struck twice in a 4-4 draw at Amiens on 15 February 2020, making him the second youngest player ever to score a Ligue 1 double for Paris after Lionel Justier in March 1976 against Nîmes (17 years 212 days).

• Have played in Germany:
Thilo Kehrer (Schalke 2012–18)
Julian Draxler (Schalke 2001–15, Wolfsburg 2015–17)
Abdou Diallo (Mainz 2017/18, Dortmund 2018/19)

• Have also played in France:
Corentin Tolisso (Lyon 2007–17)
Benjamin Pavard (LOSC Lille 2005–16)
Bouna Sarr (Lyon 2005–09, Metz 2009–2015, Marseille 2015–20)

• Lucas Hernández was born in Marseille but has never played club football in France, moving to Spain aged four and joining Atlético de Madrid's youth set-up in 2007 at the age of 11.

• Have played together:
Idrissa Gueye & Benjamin Pavard (LOSC Lille 2014/15)
Julian Draxler & Leon Goretzka (Schalke 2013–15)
Thilo Kehrer & Leon Goretzka (Schalke 2016–18)
Ander Herrera & Javi Martínez (Athletic Bilbao 2011/12)

• International team-mates:
Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler & Manuel Neuer, Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané (Germany)
Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Kylian Mbappé & Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman (France)
Marquinhos, Neymar & Douglas Costa (Brazil)

• Neymar scored once in Spain (3-0) and twice in Germany (2-3) as Barcelona beat Bayern in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Lewandowski and Müller were both on target in the second leg in Munich, with Neuer, Jérôme Boateng and Martínez also featuring in the tie for Bayern.

• Neymar has scored four UEFA Champions League goals in total against Bayern – the only clubs he has registered more against in the competition are Celtic and Paris themselves (seven goals each).

• Rafinha was a late substitute in Barcelona's 3-0 first-leg win against Bayern in the 2014/15 semi-final first leg.

• Pablo Sarabia's goal was not enough to prevent his Sevilla side suffering a 2-1 home defeat in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern, who went through by the same aggregate score.

• Alessandro Florenzi featured in both games as Roma lost 7-1 at home and 2-0 away to Bayern in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage, the former result Bayern's biggest European away win.

• Kimmich scored past Keylor Navas in both legs of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final as Bayern bowed out 4-3 on aggregate to Real Madrid (1-2 h, 2-2 a).

• Lewandowski beat Navas from the penalty spot as Bayern lost 4-2 after extra time at Madrid in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

• Tolisso twice scored against Paris for Lyon, although both games ended in defeat; in the 2015/16 French League Cup quarter-finals (1-2) and the Trophée des Champions (1-4) at the start of the following season.

• Pochettino's Tottenham side lost 7-2 at home to Bayern in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 1 October 2019, the biggest ever home European defeat for an English club. Gnabry scored four times for the visitors.

Latest news

• Paris have won 16 of their last 21 matches in all competitions (D1 L4), scoring 48 goals and conceding 17. They were 4-1 winners at Strasbourg on Saturday.

• Paris have now scored four goals or more in eight different Ligue 1 games this season; only Bayern (10) have done so more often in Europe's top five leagues in 2020/21.

• Seventeen-year old Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons and striker Kenny Nagera, 19, made their Paris debuts as late substitutes at Strasbourg.

• The French champions were beaten 1-0 at home by LOSC Lille on 3 April, their third successive home Ligue 1 defeat; they had not lost three in a row at home since 2007.

• Paris have suffered eight Ligue 1 losses of the season, matching their total number of league defeats in 2010/11, when they finished fourth.

• French Cup holders Paris reached the quarter-finals of this season's edition with a 3-0 win at home to LOSC on 17 March thanks to goals from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappé (two). They will be at home to Angers in the last eight on the weekend of 20/21 April.

• Mbappé, who opened the scoring at Strasbourg on Saturday, has 15 goals in his last 11 Paris appearances. He has 13 goals in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, behind only Karim Benzema (19) among French players, and has 21 goals for Paris in the competition overall, taking him above Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimović (both 20) and behind only Edinson Cavani (30).

• Mbappé also set up Moise Kean for Paris's third goal on Saturday. It is the 19th time he has both scored and provided an assist in the same Ligue 1 game since his Paris debut in September 2017; only Lionel Messi (21) has done this more often among the top five European leagues in the same period.

• Mbappé scored twice in a 4-2 success at Lyon on 21 March, making it 100 Ligue 1 goals in 142 appearances. Aged 22 years 91 days, he is the youngest of the 89 players to reach a century of goals in the competition.

• Mbappé is Ligue 1's top scorer after 31 rounds of fixtures with 21 goals, four more than any other player. He struck 33 goals to top the Ligue 1 charts in 2018/19.

• On 12 March, Ángel Di María signed a one-year contract extension with the option for a further year.

• Marquinhos was replaced with an adductor injury after scoring Paris's second goal in Munich and missed the weekend win.

• Abdou Diallo was replaced at half-time at Bayern after feeling unwell and was also absent against Strasbourg.

• Mauro Icardi (out since 18 March, thigh) and Layvin Kurzawa (29 March, calf) have been out injured, while Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi have been sidelined by illness.

• Former Bayern defender Juan Bernat is still sidelined by a knee ligament injury and has not been included in Paris's UEFA Champions League squad. The club extended his contract until 2025 on 16 March.

• Neymar was included in the UEFA.com fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020.

• Thomas Müller has played 123 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final; no German has played in the competition more. Manuel Neuer (118) is also now ahead of previous record holder Philipp Lahm's total of 112 matches.

• The first-leg defeat by Paris ended Bayern's run of seven successive victories in all competitions. They also failed to win on Saturday, conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to Union Berlin.

• The last time Bayern went three successive games without a win was in September-October 2018.

• Jamal Musiala gave Bayern the lead on Saturday, his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season and his first since 5 December.

• Bayern have scored in 64 successive competitive matches, surpassing the previous club record of 61 set under Josep Guardiola in 2013 and 2014 and also setting a new German record.

• David Alaba made his 274th Bundesliga appearance in Bayern's 1-0 win at Leipzig on 3 April, surpassing Franck Ribéry as the foreign player with the most league appearances for the club.

• Leon Goretzka and Niklas Süle both had to be substituted against Paris in the first half because of thigh injuries and missed the weekend draw. Lucas Hernández was also ruled out of the game against Union Berlin with an abdominal problem.

• Serge Gnabry has been out since 6 April because of illness.

• Marc Roca has been out injured since 4 April.

• Lewandowski suffered a knee injury in Poland's 3-0 win against Andorra on 28 March and was expected to be sidelined for four weeks.

• Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has been out since 7 March due to a knee injury that needed surgery.

• Corentin Tolisso underwent surgery on a thigh injury on 19 February and was expected to be sidelined for three months.

• On 15 February Bayern announced that Douglas Costa faces a spell on the sidelines due to a metatarsal injury; he was back in light training on 4 March, but suffered a minor setback three weeks later.

• Tanguy Nianzou came on as a substitute on Saturday, his first appearance since 11 December due to a thigh injury.

• On 7 April Bayern confirmed that Jérôme Boateng will leave the club at the end of the season.