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Twitter reacts as PSG stun Bayern and Chelsea take a grip on their tie with Porto

As if one night of enthralling Champions League football wasn’t enough to banish the memories of a boring international break, Wednesday night threw up another absolute barnstormer.

We only had to wait a few minutes to be treated to our opening goal of the night, as Kylian Mbappe fired Paris Saint-Germain ahead in their clash with Bayern Munich thanks to some suspect goalkeeping from Manuel Neuer.

To be fair to the German, he wasn’t helped by the fact the Allianz Arena resembled a scene from Cool Runnings as the snow began to pour, but the good folk of Twitter didn’t really take that into account…

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2021

Neuer trying to stop Mbappe like… pic.twitter.com/gndZlflecB

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 7, 2021

Neuer’s handling was as bad as mine in five-a-side the other night there.

— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 7, 2021

Neuer is the goat? pic.twitter.com/Dylaa2cAOZ

— Aziz (@aziz_zgh) April 7, 2021

As Bayern began to get a foothold in the game PSG struck once again, with Neymar’s inch-perfect ball carving Die Roten’s defence wide open, allowing Marquinhos the simple task of slotting past the stranded Neuer.

The Brazilian midfielder departed shortly after doubling his side’s lead having picked up a knock, but his 30 minute cameo was certainly one to remember.

Maybe the best 30 minutes I’ve seen from a defender this season. Covering his young and inexperienced outside back time and time again, then scores a huge goal, then goes off due to injury, probably to get the standing ovation he deserves!

Take a bow, Marquinhos.

— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) April 7, 2021

Marquinhos after he scored pic.twitter.com/S28CR26OgN

— MM (@RMA_MM) April 7, 2021

Our attention turned to Porto’s clash with Chelsea shortly after, as Mason Mount produced a piece of quality not in keeping with a first half hour that had resembled a bunch of dads having a kickabout down the local part after a night on the ale.

The England man’s sublime turn left himself with just Agustin Marchesin to beat and he made no mistake in drilling his side into a 1-0 lead.

People who pretend Mount isn’t good are very childish

— Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) April 7, 2021

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2021

22 – Mason Mount has become @ChelseaFC‘s youngest ever goalscorer in a UEFA Champions League knockout match (22y 87d). His goal was from the Blues’ first shot of the evening. Emergence. pic.twitter.com/9Ejz4sr2Is

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 7, 2021

And then then came the big one. The moment we’d all been waiting for.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, a Champions League quarter-final goalscorer! A rags to riches tale enough to make even the world’s hardest man (Ross Kemp, of course) shed a tear!

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting:

2018: Relegated with Stoke City

2020: Plays for PSG in UCL final vs. Bayern

2021: Scores for Bayern in UCL QF vs. PSG

? pic.twitter.com/87qAaA6UUN

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 7, 2021

Choupo-Moting showing he can do it on a cold, snowy Wednesday night in Munich.

— Gary Lineker ? (@GaryLineker) April 7, 2021

Choupo-Moting after PSG sold him last year #BAYPSG pic.twitter.com/wXfkvUzoOg

— ??????? (@deividzzzzzz) April 7, 2021

If Choupo-Moting’s goal left the Twitter world scratching their heads as to just how a player could go from Stoke to Champions League quarter-final goalscorer in just three years, the game’s next goalscorer was no surprise at all.

In the absence of Talisman Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller stepped up and fired his side back on level terms on the evening.

Death, Taxes, Thomas Muller showing up in a big game in some capacity.

— Puneet Singh (@puneetsingh) April 7, 2021

Thomas Muller to the rescue! ? pic.twitter.com/KflYDC8OTB

— 90min (@90min_Football) April 7, 2021

Thomas Muller might be the most underrated footballer ever. He is so clutch and just scores big goals all the time. What a player pic.twitter.com/DQKE6yhriK

— Stephen Mina (@stephenmina) April 7, 2021

Ben Chilwell doubled Chelsea’s lead with five minutes to go as Thomas Tuchel’s side too a firm grip on their tie with Porto, but the eyes of the world were firmly fixed on just one game as it headed towards the final 20 minutes, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

The European champions against the wannabees of European football. The wily, experienced heads of Bayern Munich against the young, twinkle-toed starlets of PSG. Who would it be? We soon had our answer.

Mbappe has found himself shoved into imaginary duels quite a lot recently – as the rest of desperately try and shoehorn him into any narrative possible – and so far he’s making a pretty decent habit of coming out on top. He did it again on Wednesday night…

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) April 7, 2021

Kylian Mbappé (13) has surpassed Thierry Henry’s career tally of goals in Champions’ League knockout matches.

He’s only 22. ? pic.twitter.com/V7se8PQXw7

— KMbappeTeam (@KMbappeTeam) April 7, 2021

I still can’t believe you guys tried to say Haaland was better than Mbappe, hilarious man

— Jemz ?? (@ReturnOfJemz) April 7, 2021

Haaland is Van Nistelrooy great – Mbappe is peak R9 Ronaldo great.

Despite the numbers, Mbappe’s on another level to Haaland and I think he always will be.

— Jack Gallagher (@calciolovesjack) April 7, 2021

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