Mbappé decides, PSG beats Real Sociedad and returns to the quarterfinals of the Champions League

Mbappé put on the captain’s armband, played from start to finish and put PSG back into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after two years. The number 7 scored both goals in the 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad, this Tuesday, at the Reale Arena. 

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In the first game, Paris had won 2-0. After an initial crisis with coach Luis Enrique, the striker was not replaced and is now the tournament’s top scorer, alongside Kane.

Before the game, Luis Enrique was asked if he would replace Mbappé in the Champions League. The technician responded with another question: “Why not?” Well, shirt 7 gave the answer this Tuesday. 

The number 7 reached 11 goals in his last 11 knockout matches in the tournament. Now, he has six in the current season and is top scorer, alongside Kane. Want more? The Frenchman reached 46 in the Champions League’s historic artillery, passing Salah and Drogba, and is tied with Eusébio, in 13th place. Two goals away from the Top-10.

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In the other game of the day, Bayern Munich put an end to the crisis, beat Lazio well and secured qualification to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. 

Playing at home, the German team had a good performance and counted on goals from their top scorer Harry Kane, voted man of the match, to make it 3-0 and reverse the one-goal deficit from the first game. The Englishman scored twice, and Thomas Müller added the other at the Allianz Arena.

PSG and Bayern’s rivals in the quarter-finals will be determined in a draw, to be held by UEFA on March 15th. On that occasion, the bracket until the final will also be known. The clashes in the next phase will be on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of April.

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