Paris Saint Germain has successfully knocked out the reigning UEFA Champions League champions, Bayern Munich, from this season’s edition of the competition.
In the first league of the quarter-final tie, PSG visited Bayern Munich in Germany and the French club successfully defeated the Bundesliga champions 3-2 at home.
On Tuesday, April 13, Bayern Munich visited Paris to play the second leg of the tie. The German side tried to turn things around but the best the club was able to achieve was a 1-0 victory over PSG.
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Unfortunately for the Bundesliga champions, the 1-0 victory was not enough to help them scale through to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League campaign.
Hence, for the first time in the history of PSG, the French club knocked out Bayern Munich in the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League.
As it stands, PSG will face Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final of the Champions League on April 27 or 28 of this year.
Chelsea make it to the Champions League semi-final
Chelsea football club successfully knocked out Portuguese side, Porto from this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign. The Premier League side was defeated 1-0 at home but the 2-0 victory in the first leg was enough to qualify them for the next phase of the competition.
Unlike the first leg of the quarter-final tie which looked easier for Chelsea, Porto gave a good fight and it was almost looking like Porto would take Chelsea’s spot. However, Chelsea proved to be more determined and the Premier League side returned from Sevilla with the semi-final slot.
As it stands, Chelsea would have to face either Liverpool or Real Madrid in the semi-final stage of the competition on April 27 or 28.
After the second leg match against Porto, Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel said: “I was still nervous because a goal can change anything. Even if it’s a crazy goal, a deflection, or a bicycle kick, it can happen all the time no matter how good your defense is.
“I can imagine both games were not the greatest to watch on the television, but it’s very hard to play your best game against Porto.
“Today was the day to hang in, to show all the effort and intensity and team spirit that is needed. I think we deserved a clean sheet again, and this was the key because when you work hard, sweat a lot, use your body, you cannot be nervous.
“We encouraged everybody to do this, to accept we play hard games like this every three days, and I am very happy because on the sideline it was a very intense, hard fight. A lot of hard work in secret was done, so I am very, very happy.
“It’s a big step to be in the semi-final, it’s a very, very big achievement. We are not used to being there, and once you are there, you play for the final, it’s clear. We take every minute and we need every minute to learn and grow. You cannot improve without these experiences.”