Paris (AP) - Lewandowski backup Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting always advertised a contract extension at Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain.

With one goal each in the return leg against last year's PSG colleagues, the 32-year-old even briefly walked in Kingsley Coman's match-winner footsteps.

As a former Parisian professional, he scored the decisive 1-0 against PSG in the final last summer.

Choupo-Moting let Munich sniff on Tuesday in his 25th game in the premier class with his massive header to make it 1-0 at the semifinals.

«We really appreciate Choupo.

He worked well for the team in the last few games, scored goals, ”said coach Hansi Flick.

In the decisive Champion League phase, Bayern had to do without the injured world footballer Robert Lewandowski.

Choupo-Moting was there - even if his goals weren't enough in the end.

The Hamburg native accepts the role as Lewandowski replacement very well.

The national player of Cameroon is an important man for the dressing room, accelerates in training - and scores goals in his few appearances.

“He's an important factor and very popular.

I'm glad he's on our team because, besides being a great player, he's also a great person, ”said Flick.


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