Bayern Munich targeted Neymar as he took a corner for PSG


"If we wake up now, it is not too late", said Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi, which is the kind of quote that makes you check that yes, PSG are still nine points clear at the top of Ligue Un and yes, PSG have qualified for the knock-out stages top of their Champions League group.

The home side assumed control, though PSG's Kylian Mbappe and Neymar showed glimpses of danger.

The 3-0 defeat on the 27th September was more than just depressing, it was catastrophic.

The fall guy for a failure that seems inevitable unless PSG radically improve on their Munich performance has already been decided; the chances of Emery surviving beyond Champions League exit are infinitesimal.

Boateng: Honestly, not too much, as they settled for the minimum and were very clinical. It spoke volumes when the 72-year-old admitted this week that he has signed no formal contract with the club.

However, despite the defeat, the French side progressed as Group B winners.

Fans were later dispersed by officers wielding batons, and in the aftermath more than 30 individuals who had travelled to see PSG were detained.

Mbappe saw an effort deflected over and was brilliantly denied by Ulreich in stoppage time but PSG never really threatened what would have been a remarkable late revival. But spending enormous sums of money in the transfer market doesn't necessarily mean that you'll go all the way in the competition.

Bayern set about settling the score in determined fashion at Munich's Allianz Arena. Then in the second half we came out of the dressing room with a different mentality, we could have even come back and drawn 2-2.

Marco Verratti started the move, floating a pass into the penalty area where Edinson Cavani controlled the ball and picked out Mbappe, who made no mistake with his header.

The inventive Bayern supporters put the Brazilian's face onto doctored 500 Euro notes and chucked them onto the Allianz pitch as they won 3-1 in the Champions League.

Jerome Boateng has been impressed with the speed of Bayern Munich's revival under Jupp Heynckes.

Boateng: With City, Real Madrid and Barcelona, they're one of the main contenders. Sitting on the bench behind him were the impotent Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, reduced to a combined 114 minutes of football in the Champions League this season.