Chelsea, PSG both cruise to victory in the 1st leg of UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Sony Sports will broadcast the quarterfinal matches between PSG vs Bayern, Chelsea vs Porto in India
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Sony Sports will broadcast the quarterfinal matches between PSG vs Bayern, Chelsea vs Porto in India

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Sony Sports to broadcast FCB vs PSG Bayern vs PSG, FCP vs CHE Porto vs Chelsea in India: Both Chelsea and PSG won their first leg ties against FC Porto and Bayern Munich, respectively.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Bayern vs PSG

PSG take an early lead

The French side took the lead through Mbappe. Neymar led the charge through the middle of the Bayern defense. He offloaded the ball to Mbappe in space in the right inside channel.

Mbappe then hammered a strike towards Neuer. The ball traveled through the keeper and into the net into the bottom-right corner in the 3rd minute.

PSG double its lead

It was Marquinhos who scored the 2nd goal for PSG to double their lead. The Brazilian latched on a precise cross from Neymar, who got his 2nd assist of the match and slotted an effort past the German keeper into the bottom-right corner.

Bayern failed to get out following a corner and Neymar hooked a left-footed cross towards the PSG skipper. He then took a sublime touch before guiding his strike into the net with composure in the 28th minute.

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Bayern cut the deficit into half

It was Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who scored the 1st goal for the hosts in the 37th minute to cut PSG’s lead into half. Pavard was afforded space and time on the right flank to angle a cross in the PSG box.

Choupo-Moting rose above Danilo to head his effort beyond the reach of Keylor Navas into the bottom-left corner.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Bayern level the score

Thomas Muller scored the equalizer for Bayern Munich 15 minutes into the 2nd half. Kimmich floated a perfect cross into the box from a free-kick.

Muller, much like Choupo-Moting rose highest in the box to glance his header away from Navas into the bottom-left corner.

PSG score the winner

Mbappe scored the 3rd goal for PSG to secure his brace in the 68th minute. The Frenchman restored PSG’s lead as he finished in style with a crisp strike. Di Maria released Mbappe into space down the left flank on the counter.

He ran at Boateng into the box before hammering a right-footed effort into the bottom-left corner giving Neuer no chance to save.

PSG wins 2-3 away and will face Bayern Munich at home in the next game.

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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: FC Porto vs Chelsea

Porto vs Chelsea: Chelsea gain the lead

It was a lovely goal from Mason Mount in the 32nd minute. The Englishman took a lovely turn against Mbemba to reach Jorginho’s pass and fired a first-time strike in the bottom corner with his right foot.

The ball beat Porto’s keeper Marchesin and hits the back of the net.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Porto vs Chelsea: Chelsea double their lead

Chelsea got their 2nd goal due to an error by Porto’s right-back. Chilwell burst towards the ball and kept running. He kept a cool mind and calmly beat the closing Marchesin to put the ball into an empty net.

Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the insurance goal they needed in the 85th minute. Chelsea now leads 2-0 and will face Porto in the 2nd leg at home.