Galtier Reacts to Verratti’s Major Error in PSG’s Champions League Second Leg Defeat vs. Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain crashed out in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, as Bayern Munich clinched a 3-0 aggregate win to advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.

Bayern Munich went up by a 1-0 score in the latter half of the second leg following a major error committed by PSG midfielder Marco Verratti. The Italian international lost possession in PSG’s defensive third, and in the end, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored with ease for the Bundesliga side’s second goal of the tie.

Speaking to Canal+ after the contest, PSG manager Christophe Galtier took some time to react to the entire goal sequence, noting that his squad simply needed to be more efficient in getting the ball out of the defensive third.

“In the second half, we took this really stupid goal,” Galtier said. “At this level, you have to be a little more lucid. We were obviously under pressure from Bayern, but we knew that.

“We should not be ashamed to break this pressure by playing long.”

Bayern Munich tallied more shots on target (five) than PSG (four) in the second leg of the tie.

PSG has now been eliminated in the Champions League round of 16 in back-to-back seasons.

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