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    Bayern-PSG: the immense challenge of Paris Saint-Germain in figures

    Paris-Saint-Germain is playing its future in the Champions League this Wednesday evening against Bayern Munich, the ten-time German champion in title. At stake, a place in the quarter-finals of the biggest European competition. The task of Kylian Mbappé’s teammates does not look easy. In the past, the two teams have met 12 times, each time in the Champions League, with a very balanced record. Back in figures on these meetings between Parisians and Bavarians.

    A close history

    6. The two teams have a perfectly balanced record with 6 wins and 6 losses each in 12 games. PSG had however taken the lead in the 1990s with four victories in the first five confrontations between the two clubs. The first being a victory at the Parc des Princes (2-0), on September 14, 1994, for the Parisian club’s first participation in the “Big Ears Cup”.

    16. Another area where the two clubs are tied is the number of goals scored. Paris, like Munich, shook their opponent’s nets 16 times. But the Bavarians have scored eight times against the Ile-de-France in the last five games against half as much for the current leader of Ligue 1.

    4. This is the number of times both teams have kept a clean sheet in clashes between the two clubs. The Germans have done it three times in the last four games. Bayern Munich even managed to do it the last two games with each time a victory by a short header (0-1).

    Paris has already won in Munich

    5. This corresponds to the number of Bayern wins in the last 7 outings between the two teams. In this series, they have won three times by the smallest of margins, such as in the 2020 Champions League final when the men, coached at the time by Hansi Flick, lifted the cup thanks to a header from a former Parisian, Kingsley Coman.

    2. The Parisians have returned twice from Bavaria with victory in their pocket. The first dates back to November 1994 when George Weah, the 1995 Ballon d’Or, gave his team the victory (0-1) by cleaning Oliver Kahn’s skylight ten minutes from the end of the match. The second, more recent, took place during the quarter-final first leg of the competition in 2021 (2-3) where Kylian Mbappé notably scored a double.

    3. Paris-Saint-Germain must win by two goals on Wednesday evening to save themselves a penalty shootout. PSG have already done so three times in their history against the German champions, but all of these successes were staged at the Parc des Princes.

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