Paris SG vs Bayern Munich LIVE Football Score 15/02/2023
This will be the 12th competitive meeting between PSG and Bayern Munich, with all 11 previous encounters also coming in the UEFA Champions League. The head-to-head record between the pair is nearly evenly split, with Paris Saint-Germain’s six wins just outshining Bayern’s five (one draw). In fact, of all six teams who have faced Bayern Munich on 10 or more occasions in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain have the highest win percentage against them (55% – six of 11). PSG have had a much better time at home than away against Bayern Munich, with the French club winning four of their five previous matches at Parc des Princes.
The other game of those five ended in a defeat, but even that loss was a positive for the Ligue 1 club, as Bayern’s 1-0 win wasn’t enough to see them advance to the semi-finals in April 2021 and PSG went through on away goals. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann is still only 35 years old but has 40 UEFA Champions League games under his belt as a manager. Overall, he’s won 58% of UCL games making him just one of nine coaches to win as high a proportion of matches in the competition having taken charge of at least 40 games. PSG’s Christophe Galtier failed to win any of his UCL games in charge of Lille in 2019-20 but has secured four victories in six games as PSG boss in the competition this season. It’ll be hard to build upon those four, however.
Since the start of the 2019-20 season, Bayern Munich have the highest win percentage (86.5%) and the most total victories (32) of any team in the UCL. Indeed, despite playing 37 matches in the competition during this period, no team have lost fewer games than them (two).These two clubs only met in the UEFA Champions League two seasons ago, with PSG knocking Bayern out of the competition at the quarter-final stage on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate scoreline over two legs.Following an enthralling encounter at the Allianz Arena in the first leg, which ended 3-2 to PSG, the French team lost 1-0 to the Bundesliga giants at Parc des Princes but still advanced through to the semi-finals for the second season in a row, thanks to the away goal rule.
Kylian Mbappé scored either side of Marquinhos in the 3-2 win, with Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Müller netting for the hosts. That win in Munich saw Paris Saint-Germain beat Bayern away from home for the first time in the competition since November 1994, having suffered three successive defeats there before this quarter-final win.A week later, Bayern’s 1-0 away win at PSG in France – courtesy of another Choupo-Moting goal –wasn’t enough to see them through, as they became the third successive reigning UCL champions to fail to reach at least the semis of the competition. Paris Saint-Germain eventually got knocked out in the next round against Premier League side Manchester City.
PSG’s elimination of Bayern gave them some revenge over the Germans, following the Bavarians’ 1-0 win over the Ligue 1 club in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League final, with Kingsley Coman’s goal the only one of the game.Bayern Munich are currently on a 19-game unbeaten run across all competitions (W15 D4), with their last competitive defeat coming on 17 September 2022 versus Augsburg in the Bundesliga (1-0). This is their longest unbeaten competitive run since 20 games without a defeat between September 2020 and January 2021 under former boss Hansi Flick.
Their last three games have seen them win and score at least three goals in each victory (11 overall), with a 4-0 DFB Pokal win over Mainz followed up by league victories against Wolfsburg (4-2) and Bochum (3-0). Across these three games in February so far, Kingsley Coman has scored three times, while team-mates Jamal Musiala (two goals, one assist) and Thomas Müller (two goals, one assist) have also had a hand in three of their 11 goals. Paris Saint-Germain head into this match after two successive defeats in the space of four days – a 2-1 Coupe de France loss to Marseille followed by a weekend defeat in Monaco (3-1). They haven’t lost three competitive matches in a row since September 2020, with the first in that run of losses coming against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
PSG’s home form is a different story. The Ligue 1 club are unbeaten in their last 40 games at home across all competitions (W33 D7), with their last competitive defeat at Parc de Princes coming in April 2021 versus Man City in the Champions League (2-1). They have scored in 23 successive home games in all competitions, at an average of 2.56 goals per game. As for recent competition form, Bayern were the only team in the 2022-23 Champions League group stage to win every single match, as they collected all 18 possible points versus Serie A side Internazionale, LaLiga giants Barcelona and Czech club Viktoria Plzeň in Group C. Those six wins saw them score 18 goals and concede just twice, while they’ll be looking to win their first seven matches in a single UCL campaign for just the second time, after their astonishing 2019-20 campaign in which they won all 11 games.
Paris Saint-Germain have only failed to score in one of their last 32 home games in the UEFA Champions League (averaging 2.6 goals per game), though the exception in this run was in a 0-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 quarter-final second leg. At the other end of the pitch, among all teams to reach the knockout stage in this season’s UEFA Champions League, PSG are the only side without a clean sheet in the competition in 2022-23.The champions of France and Germany will collide in the Champions League on Tuesday when Paris Saint-Germain face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Parc des Princes.
PSG are hoping that 2023 is the year where they end their long wait for the Champions League trophy, while the Bavarians are dreaming of being crowned champions of Europe for the seventh time.After being knocked out of the Coupe de France by Marseille, Christophe Galtier’s side were aiming to return to winning ways when they travelled to the principality to face Monaco on Saturday, but as it transpired, PSG returned to the capital empty-handed following a dismal 3-1 defeat with all four goals arriving in the first half.Bayern experienced something of a mini-crisis by their high standards when they returned from the winter break with three consecutive 1-1 draws, but a sense of normality has been restored in Bavaria in recent weeks.
Julian Nagelsmann’s free-scoring side racked up four goals in victories over Mainz and Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal and Bundesliga respectively, before they warmed up for their midweek Champions League game with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bochum at the weekend thanks to goals from Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. Their previous draws have allowed others to close the gap at the top of the Bundesliga table, with Union Berlin just one point adrift, while Borussia Dortmund are only three points away from Bayern, but their quest for an 11th straight Bundesliga title will have to be put on hold as they prepare to make the trip to Paris.
Bayern made light work of a tricky group – which included Barcelona and Inter Milan – as they progressed to the knockout rounds without dropping a single point, and they now have the chance to win their first seven games of a Champions League campaign for the second time, after previously doing so in the 2019-20 season. The perennial German champions usually fare well at this stage of the competition, having progressed from the last 16 in nine of the last 10 seasons, including their last three European campaigns.