Thomas Müller was challenged in two ways in this game as well: as a tireless offensive force for FC Bayern and as a permanent moderator on the field.
No attack took place without verbal accompaniment from the ex-national player, and the Munich player could be heard loudly in every pressing situation.
Alone: It didn't help in the end.
Against Paris Saint-Germain, Müller lost to his family on Wednesday evening in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League at home with 2: 3 (1: 2).
The defending champion is now threatened with an early end - mainly because he was negligent with his chances in front of the opposing box.
“We have to score a lot more goals.
If it goes 5: 3 or 6: 3 for us, nobody can complain about the chances, ”complained Müller after the game at Sky.
"Now we've put the egg in our own nest."
Mbappé hits twice
In fact, it was a belated Easter present from Bayern for the opponent.
Because while they missed the best opportunities in the front, they helped with all goals conceded by a fidgety defensive behavior.
Kylian Mbappé (3rd, 68th) and Marquinhos (28th) scored twice for the French soccer champions.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (37th) and Müller (60th) had made it 2-2 for the Bundesliga leaders with their goals.
The second leg will take place in Paris on April 13th.
Shortly before the end, Thomas Müller (center) gives away the chance to make it 3: 3
Then a significantly better performance by the defending champion is required.
At least Müller believed in it after the final whistle.
"We should talk about the fact that we had 20 shots on goal, there were top-class players," he stated.
"If we had the killer instinct here, which also often sets us apart, we would have seen a completely different game here."
Julian Draxler also had to admit that his team's victory was a bit flattering.
"We scored the goals at good times," said the German international in the service of the French.
“Bayern had more of the game.
We were effective up front.
That was a good first step.
Here you have to win first.
You could see the quality of Bayern.
It will be a very tough second leg. "