Thomas Muller said ‘things always go well’ for Bayern Munich against Lionel Messi in an apparent dig at the Argentine superstar after the German club knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain squared off in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie in their most recent fixture. Bayern Munich, who had secured a 1-0 win in the first leg, registered a 2-0 victory over PSG in the second leg to seal their progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
PSG came into the second leg game against Bayern Munich knowing they need to turn the tie around if they do not want to be knocked out of the Champions League. But, not only did PSG fail to get the result they wanted, but they also slumped to a defeat to Bayern.
Goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry in the second half of the game propelled Bayern Munich to a 2-0 win in the game. Lionel Messi was unable to make a telling contribution to the game as PSG exited the competition.
Thomas Muller: Things always go well for Bayern Munich against Lionel Messi
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Speaking after the match, Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller said things always go well for the German side against Lionel Messi in an apparent dig at the PSG star.
However, Thomas Muller also stressed that he has the greatest respect for Lionel Messi’s performance at FIFA World Cup 2022, where he led the Argentine to a title victory.
“Against Messi, things always go well at all levels in terms of results. At the club level, Cristiano Ronaldo was our problem when he was at Real Madrid. But I have the greatest respect for Messi’s World Cup performance,” Thomas Muller said.
“Messi’s individual performance at the World Cup was amazing. He carried the whole squad. It’s not so easy to play at a team like PSG. It’s difficult to get a really good team balance.”
PSG failed to score a goal in both legs of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich. It is a disappointing outcome for a side as star-studded as PSG’s.
Meanwhile, PSG will now turn their attention to Ligue 1, where they are the defending champions. PSG sits atop the Ligue 1 points table and will be hoping to retain the title this season.
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