Beaten 2-0 by Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain were again eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday according to a well-known scenario.
In the 62nd minute indeed, following a loss of ball from Marco Verratti, Leon Goretzka perfectly served Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who crucified Gianluigi Donnarumma to score his 17th goal of the season in all competitions and confirm his status as best Roten scorer on this exercise. THE Cameroonians above all inflicted a terrible blow on the head of his former club (2018-2020), forced to score twice following this goal, a mission which proved impossible. Especially since Serge Gnabry then drove the point home (89th).
Marco Verratti’s mistake that leads to Choupo-Moting’s goal…
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After Kingsley Coman in the final of the 2020 edition (0-1) then last month on the occasion of the 8e first leg (0-1), Choupo-Moting therefore joins the list of exes who have turned into executioners of PSG. The Indomitable Lion even demonstrated formidable efficiency against his former employer since he had already scored in the first leg and back in the quarter-finals of the 2020-2021 edition (2-3, 1-0) without however manage to avoid the elimination of his own. The native of Hamburg has therefore scored 3 times in 3 games against PSG since his departure!
5/6 – Five of Bayern Munich’s last six goals against Paris in the Champions League have been scored by players who previously played at PSG (3 for Choupo-Moting, 2 for Coman). ex. #BAYPSG pic.twitter.com/NiamqlUZM7
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Recognition too late and paid dearly
Confined to a substitute status and even mocked during his stay in the capital following a terrible missed goal ball, the 33-year-old striker therefore has a hell of a revenge, even if he left on very good terms with a locker room that had insisted that he stay. “With what he did, Maxim deserved I think to be taken a little more seriously, dropped his father and agent, Just, in the daily Le Parisien. But we did not feel more recognition in the club’s proposal“, regretted in 2021 his father, Just, in the columns of the Parisianin reference to the extension proposal submitted late in the summer of 2020 after his decisive goal in the C1 quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo (2-1)… A lack of foresight from the Parisian leaders paid a heavy price!
❌ 2020: Bayern beat PSG in Champions League final with Coman goal
❌ 2023: Bayern beat PSG in the 1/8 first leg of the LdC thanks to a goal from Coman
❌ 2023: Bayern beat PSG in the 1/8 first leg of the LdC thanks to a goal from Choupo-Moting
PSG is cursed 🤯 pic.twitter.com/eSyGjPRWHo
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