In the knockout showdown with Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern deservedly reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-0 (0-0). The international newspapers write:
"Le Figaro": "Another European fiasco for Paris."
"L'Equipe": "At the foot of a summit at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, PSG stayed at the bottom of the pass, legs severed by a Bayern Munich player who weren't exactly gaudy, but mature enough to crush it. (...) Paris waited for the flames of Mbappé and Messi to turn the tide, but both geniuses remained in their box."
"Le Parisien": "This team doesn't scare anyone. But despite the renewed gossip – the revolution has to wait. The elimination in the Champions League against Bayern Munich puts PSG back in a situation it has experienced many times. The future of the club and the club's management depends more than ever on Kylian Mbappe's decisions."
"Libération": "Goodbye Champions League. Destroyed by the Bavarians, Paris is still at flop level. PSG had its magic amulet, the man who moves mountains. But from the beginning of the second half, Paris was physically less present, technically much less precise than the eternal German champions, unable to score a single goal in two games. PSG gives the impression of leaving the European stage without really believing in it, without stirring, without living. And Kylian Mbappe couldn't change that."
"RMC Sport" to the game statistics: "According to UEFA statistics, Bayern ran 122 kilometres in the Allianz Arena, against exactly 113.1 kilometres of the Parisians. A miserable difference that possession (52% for Paris) cannot justify."
"Le Monde": "Bayern are punishing PSG and taking the air out of Paris. It will be an end to the season without any appeal – it's questionable whether the Qataris and Kylian Mbappe will let themselves be offered that again."
"The Sun": "Au revoir, Paris Saint-Germain – once again, the Qatari oil dollars have failed to gain glory in the Champions League."
"The Guardian": "In a way, that's just the mantra of modern PSG. Already bought? Ever failed? All the same. Buy again. Fail again. Fail more beautifully. Failure with the two best strikers in the world available. Fail by losing the ball in your own penalty area and allowing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to lift the ball into an empty net. Failure by not scoring a single goal in 180 minutes of football."
"Mirror": "Goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry sealed another miserable Champions League end for PSG."
"Gazzetta dello Sport": "FC Bayern sinks PSG mercilessly. A complete disaster for Paris, which testifies that the spring revolution with the change of coach and Mbappe's contract extension has not led to any results."
"Corriere dello Sport": "The defeat of the French is a real humiliation in view of the clear superiority of Bayern. The many stars are not enough to make PSG a real team. PSG are pale and lackluster than ever."
"Corriere della Sera": "The Champions League remains enchanted for PSG. Mbappe crashes into Bayern's wall, Messi has been destroyed by Nagelsmann's giant."
"Il Giornale": "Paris St. Germain dreams of paradise and awakens in hell."
"Marca": "Bayern is (again) putting an end to PSG's dream in the Champions League."
"AS": "Pariser Drama in München. PSG, the club of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, the number six clubs that have spent the most money on transfers since 2011, has once again been eliminated from the continent's biggest competition." "El País": "Choupo-Moting brings Bayern promotion and destroys PSG."
"Voetbal International": "An impressive de Ligt rules over Messi and Mbappe. The defender was outstanding."
"Blick": "That could have ended in the Champions League drama for the national team goalie! Yann Sommer's mega-buck could have turned everything upside down. Now he can celebrate at the end – thanks to team-mate Matthijs de Ligt."