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Paris vs Bayern match facts

Previous meetings, form guides, links and trivia ahead of the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

Kylian Mbappé and Thomas Müller following Paris’s 2021 meeting with Bayern
Kylian Mbappé and Thomas Müller following Paris’s 2021 meeting with Bayern AFP via Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern München have become familiar UEFA Champions League foes as they meet for the fourth time in six seasons in the round of 16 first leg at the Parc des Princes.

Bayern claimed their sixth European Cup at Paris's expense with victory in Lisbon in August 2020, although the French club gained a measure of revenge the following season by ending the German club's trophy defence in the last eight.

Bayern became the first club to win all six games in their UEFA Champions League section on three occasions this season as they finished eight points clear in Group C. Paris also remained unbeaten but lost out to Benfica for first place in Group H thanks to a late flurry of goals for the Portuguese side on Matchday 6.

Both teams have plenty of recent knockout experience. Bayern are in the round of 16 for the 15th season running, while Paris have now progressed from the group stage for 11 consecutive campaigns.

Previous meetings

Paris edged through on away goals in the teams' 2020/21 quarter-final, doing the damage in the first leg in Munich. Kylian Mbappé struck after just three minutes with Marquinhos doubling the lead before the half-hour and, though former Paris forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37) and Thomas Müller (60) replied, Mbappé's second goal of the evening (68) gave the visitors victory.

Choupo-Moting got the only goal of the second leg at the Parc des Princes but the French side held on to go through. That was Bayern's first away win against Paris, their first four such fixtures having all ended in defeat.

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.

Overall Paris have the edge with six wins to Bayern's five. All eight of the teams' matches before that 2020 final had come in the UEFA Champions League group stage – and all but one of those contests were won by the home side.

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 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 each did so in 2020/21.

Form guide


This is Paris's 15th UEFA Champions League campaign – one short of Lyon's French record – and an 11th in succession, also one shy of Lyon's unbroken run of appearances from 2000/01 to 2011/12. They have now reached the knockout rounds in all of their last 11 seasons in the competition, last failing to progress beyond the group stage in 2004/05.

In 2021/22, a team coached by Mauricio Pochettino finished second behind Manchester City in Group A, collecting 11 points from their six games, and looked set to reach a third successive quarter-final when they beat Real Madrid 1-0 at home in the round of 16 first leg and doubled that advantage in the return – Mbappé scoring both goals – only to concede three times in the final half-hour in Spain to bow out.

The French club's most successful UEFA Champions League campaign came in 2019/20, when they reached the final but lost 1-0 to Bayern in Lisbon.

Paris claimed their tenth Ligue 1 title in 2021/22, matching St-Étienne's 41-year-old national record, and have taken the title in eight of the last ten campaigns.

Pochettino was replaced as coach in the summer by Christophe Galtier, who guided LOSC Lille to the league title ahead of Paris in 2020/21 and also led Nice to last season's French Cup final with a round of 16 penalty shoot-out victory over Paris at the Parc des Princes en route.

Galtier's new side won four of their six Group H games, beating Juventus 2-1 home and away and Maccabi Haifa 3-1 away and 7-2 at home. They also drew 1-1 twice with Benfica, who struck five times in the final half-hour on Matchday 6 to take first place ahead of Paris on away goals scored.

Paris have lost only six of their last 68 European home games (W44 D18), although four of those have come in their last 18 matches at the Parc des Princes.

This season's four wins have made it nine victories in the Parisians' last 19 European matches (D5 L5).

Paris's round of 16 record is W6 L4; last season's defeat by Real Madrid made it four losses in their last six ties at this stage.

The second-leg defeat against Bayern in the quarter-finals two seasons ago was Paris's first at home to German visitors (W9 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 W5 D1 L4.

The 2020 final defeat by Bayern is Paris's sole reverse in knockout ties against German clubs (W5). They had beaten Borussia Dortmund (1-2 a, 2-0 h) and Leipzig (3-0 n) in the 2019/20 round of 16 and semi-final respectively having 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) before overcoming Bayern in 2020/21.


Bayern are in the UEFA Champions League proper for the 26th time, one behind joint record holders Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the 15th season in a row.

The Munich club, who claimed the last of their six European Cups in 2020, have won their group in each of the last five seasons and 19 times overall, two short of Barcelona's competition record; they have featured in the knockout rounds every season since 2007/08, when they were in the UEFA Cup, and have not failed to progress beyond the initial group stage since 2002/03.

In 2021/22 Bayern won all six group games for the second time to finish first in Group E ahead of Benfica, Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv. They then eased past Salzburg in the round of 16 (1-1 a, 7-1 h) but, for the second year running, were eliminated in the quarter-finals, going out to Villarreal (0-1 a, 1-1 h).

Bayern have not failed to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals three seasons running since 2008/09.

Julian Nagelsmann's team claimed the Bundesliga title in 2021/22, Bayern's record-extending tenth successive league championship and 32nd overall.

Bayern kicked off this season with a 2-0 win at Inter Milan on Matchday 1, completing another perfect group stage campaign – for the third time in four seasons – with victory against the Nerazzurri in Munich by the same scoreline. They also beat Barcelona 2-0 at home and 3-0 away and Viktoria Plzeň 5-0 at home and 4-2 away.

Defeat at Villarreal in last season's quarter-final first leg ended Bayern's record run of 22 UEFA Champions League away games unbeaten (W17 D5), since the 3-0 loss at Paris on Matchday 2 of the 2017/18 competition. Having won 15 of their 16 matches outside Munich before being held at Salzburg in the 2021/22 round of 16 first leg, they were without a victory in two before 2022/23, but have won all three away matches this season.

Bayern's round of 16 record is W14 L4. The 2018/19 defeat by Liverpool (0-0 a, 1-3 h) is the only one of their last 11 last-16 ties they have failed to win.

The 2020/21 defeat by Paris ended Bayern's run of seven successive victories against French clubs in knockout ties, a sequence that included three finals. They have won seven of their nine ties against Ligue 1 opponents.

Bayern have won ten of their last 12 games against French clubs, home and away; the exceptions were the 3-0 defeat in Paris in September 2017 and the first-leg loss in the 2020/21 quarter-finals.

Bayern were on a run of three successive away wins in France before losing at Paris in 2017, one of only two defeats in their last ten trips (W6 D2). Their overall record away to Ligue 1 sides is W7 D3 L7.

Bayern may have lost four of their five 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.

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 to become, 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. 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 2020 UEFA Champions League final defeat by Bayern.

Renato Sanches was a Bayern player between 2016 and 2019, scoring two goals in 53 games for the club in all competitions. He won the Bundesliga twice and the 2018/19 German Cup.

Juan Bernat joined Paris from Bayern, where he played from 2014 to 2018, winning four Bundesliga titles and one German Cup with the Bavarian outfit.

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. Thomas Müller was on target in the second leg in Munich, with Manuel Neuer 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).

A Sergio Ramos double past Neuer helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 win at Bayern in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg; Müller was also in the home team.

Nagelsmann was in charge of the Leipzig team beaten 3-0 by Paris in the UEFA Champions League semi-final in Lisbon on 18 August 2020.

Have also played in Germany:
Nordi Mukiele (Leipzig 2018–22)
Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund 2018–20 loan)

Nagelsmann was Mukiele's coach at Leipzig from 2019 to 2021.

Have also played in France:
Sadio Mané (Metz 2011–12)
Benjamin Pavard (LOSC Lille 2005–16)
Dayot Upamecano (Valenciennes 2013–15)
Mathys Tel (Rennes 2020–22)
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:
Nordi Mukiele & Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig 2018–21)

International team-mates:
Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé & Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Kingsley Coman (France)
Danilo, Vitinha, Renato Sanches, Nuno Mendes & João Cancelo (Portugal)
Achraf Hakimi & Noussair Mazraoui (Morocco)

Kimmich scored past Gianluigi Donnarumma in Germany's 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw away to Italy on 4 June 2022. He and Müller were also on target against the Italy goalkeeper in the home reverse fixture, a 5-2 win, ten days later.

Lionel Messi captained Argentina to victory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on 18 December against a France side featuring Upamecano and substitute Coman. Messi scored twice in the 3-3 draw, with club colleague Mbappé hitting a hat-trick for France. Both players also found the net in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, but Coman had his effort saved as Argentina ran out 4-2 winners on spot kicks to lift the trophy for the third time.

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UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Ilyes Housni*, Timothée Pembélé
Out: Ayman Kari, Keylor Navas, Pablo Sarabia
*B list

Navas joined Nottingham Forest on loan in January, while Sarabia also moved to England, signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kari will spend the rest of the season at Lorient.

Paris's record in all competitions since Matchday 6 is W8 D1 L4. They were unbeaten in four matches (W3 D1) before a 2-1 defeat at Marseille in the French Cup round of 16 on 8 February.

Paris were also beaten on Saturday, going down 3-1 at Monaco in Ligue 1. It was the first time they had lost successive games since March; all four of their losses this season have come away from home since the turn of the year.

Indeed, Paris's last 12 defeats in all competitions have all come away from home. They have not been beaten in their own stadium since a 2-1 reverse against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg on 28 April 2021.

Paris were 2-0 down after 18 minutes on Saturday; it was only the second time they have trailed by two goals inside 20 minutes in the last 11 Ligue 1 seasons, the other a 3-1 loss at Nantes on 18 February 2022.

The Parisians suffered their first defeat of 2022/23 in all competitions on 1 January, going down 3-1 at Lens in Ligue 1. That was their first reverse since a 3-0 loss at Monaco in Ligue 1 on 20 March, ending an unbeaten run of 32 matches (W25 D7).

Marco Verratti made his 400th Paris appearance at Lens, having agreed a two-year contract extension until 2026 on 28 December.

Seventeen-year-old forward Housni signed his first professional contract with Paris on 30 December, penning a deal until 2026.

Housni made his Paris debut as a late substitute in a 3-1 French Cup win at Châteauroux on 6 January. Warren Zaïre-Emery, aged 16 years 304 days, became the youngest player to start for Paris in the same game, beating Mamadou Sakho's record (17 years 1 day) set in 2007.

Zaïre-Emery became Paris's youngest scorer with his goal in a 3-1 Ligue 1 win at Montpellier on 1 February. He also got their goal at Monaco on Saturday.

Lionel Messi has ten goals and ten assists in Ligue 1 this season.

On 23 January, Kylian Mbappé marked his first start as Paris captain with the club's first ever five-goal haul in a game, in a 7-0 victory away to sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the last 32 of the French Cup.

With 196 goals in all competitions, Mbappé is now four behind Paris's all-time record scorer Edinson Cavani.

Mbappé has not played since suffering a left hamstring injury against Montpellier on 1 February.

Messi (hamstring), Verratti (thigh) and Fabián Ruiz (ill) all missed the weekend loss.

Presnel Kimpembe came on late on at Monaco on Saturday, his first appearance since 13 November due to an Achilles injury that ruled him out of the FIFA World Cup.

Neymar had missed two games with an ankle injury before returning to play 90 minutes at Marseille.

Renato Sanches has been out since limping off early on in a 2-1 win against Toulouse on 4 February with a hamstring injury.

Nordi Mukiele has not played since 15 January, also due to a hamstring problem.

Messi captained Argentina to victory at the 2022 World Cup, playing every minute in all seven matches, scoring seven goals – including at least one in all four knockout games, a unique feat – and providing three assists, and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

Two of Messi's goals came in the final victory against France, where Paris team-mate Mbappé became only the second player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup decider. Mbappé finished as the tournament's top scorer on eight goals and has now scored four goals in the World Cup final, more than any other player.


UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Daley Blind, João Cancelo, Yann Sommer
Out: Benjamin Ballis, Justin Janitzek, Gabriel Marušić, Jakob Thomas Mayer, Marcel Sabitzer

In January Bayern signed free agent Blind on a six-month deal, Sommer from Mönchengladbach until 2025 and Manchester City's João Cancelo on loan until the end of the season. Marcel Sabitzer joined Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.

Bayern's record in all competitions since Matchday 6 is W6 D3. They have won their last three games, beating Bochum 3-0 in Munich on Saturday.

Bayern are unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions (W15 D4), since a 1-0 Bundesliga loss at Augsburg on 17 September. That is their sole defeat of the season; their record otherwise is W22 D7.

Julian Nagelsmann's team were on a ten-match winning run before three 1-1 Bundesliga draws at the start of 2023, at Leipzig and at home to Köln and Frankfurt.

On 1 February Bayern reached the quarter-finals of the German Cup with a 4-0 win at Bundesliga rivals Mainz.

Four days later Bayern prevailed 4-2 in the Bundesliga in Wolfsburg, Kingsley Coman scoring twice before Joshua Kimmich was sent off for the first time in his career.

Thomas Müller scored the third goal on his 427th league appearance, taking him level with Gerd Müller as the Bayern outfield player with the most Bundesliga games for the club. He claimed the outfield record in his own right against Bochum, when he opened the scoring; only goalkeepers Sepp Maier (473) and Oliver Kahn (429) have now played more Bundesliga games for Bayern.

Coman was also on target against Bochum on Saturday, making it three goals his last two matches.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored 12 goals in his last 14 Bayern games.

Arijon Ibrahimovic made his senior Bayern debut as a second-half substitute on Saturday.

Dayot Upamecano (adductors, toe), Ryan Gravenberch (knee) and Choupo-Moting (illness) all missed the win in Wolfsburg. Upamecano and Choupo-Moting started on Saturday, when Gravenberch was again absent.

Noussair Mazraoui is yet to play in 2023 due to heart inflammation following illness.

Manuel Neuer has been out since 9 December because of a lower leg fracture that required surgery.

Lucas Hernández has been out since 22 November with a knee injury.

Sadio Mané has not played since 8 November after surgery to repair a tendon in his right fibula.

Bouna Sarr, who had been sidelined since 13 September because of knee surgery, has been an unused substitute in Bayern's last two games.

Ibrahimovic (2025), Josip Stanišić (2026) and Sven Ulreich (2024) all signed new contracts during the winter break.

Coman (six appearances), Upamecano (five), Hernández (one) and Benjamin Pavard (one) were all part of the France squad that reached the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where substitute Coman missed a penalty in the shoot-out defeat by Argentina.