(Reuters)- Paris St Germain has reached the Champions League semi-finals despite a 1-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich. The first leg game in Munich last Wednesday gave the French team a 3-2 win, making the aggregate 3-3 between both games and PSG advanced on away goals.
The 90-minutes were packed with thrilling football that was on a knife-edge until the final whistle.
Eric Choupo-Moting scored the only goal of the game for Munich but it was not enough to overturn PSG’s away goal from the first leg.
This is on the second time in the last 11 seasons that Bayern has not secured a spot in the final four of the Champions League.
PSG struggled during this match and was unlucky with Neymar hitting the woodwork twice and Mbappe being unable to finish any chances.
PSG will play either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund, who play Wednesday (April 14) and are looking to see another UEFA Champions League final for the second year in a row.
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino says his team won based on teamwork, but he does not consider his side favourite to win the tournament with tough squads still in the running.
Chelsea has advanced to the semi-finals as well, eliminating Porto, despite Mehdi Taremi’s stunning bicycle kick goal in added time, giving Porto the victory.
Chelsea advance on aggregate (2-1) beating Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarterfinals.
Taremi had been responsible for Porto’s only attempt on target as the team chased a 2-0 deficit from last week’s first leg.
Chelsea had a healthy lead from last week’s game but struggled against Porto who had an intense start in Seville. Both games were held in Seville at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium due to Portugal’s coronavirus restrictions.
Taremi’s stunner of a goal prevented Chelsea from keeping a clean sheet but they still managed to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2014.
The team will take on either Liverpool or Real Madrid, the Spanish side holding a 3-1 lead ahead of Wednesday (April 14) second leg.
Porto coach Sergio Conceicao praised his side for their efforts against Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says there are no clear favourites to take the UEFA Champions League trophy this year but praises his group of young players.