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Kylian Mbappe netted twice as Paris Saint-Germain secured a thrilling 3-2 win at holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, in a repeat of last year’s final.

Meanwhile a classy goal from Mason Mount on Wednesday helped Chelsea to a 2-0 first-leg win over Porto, whose wasteful finishing could have scuppered their hopes of springing another Champions League upset in the quarter-finals.

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Bayern had their 19-match unbeaten run ended in the Champions League with their first European defeat since March 2019 as head coach Hansi Flick suffered his first loss in Europe.

PSG raced into a 2-0 lead after just 28 minutes behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena as Neymar created goals for Mbappe and Marquinhos.

Bayern, whose top scorer Robert Lewandowski is sidelined by a knee injury, drew level with headed goals by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Mueller.

However, Mbappe showed his class with a superb second goal to give the visitors an advantage for the return leg in Paris next Tuesday.

PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas played a key role with a string of saves as Bayern peppered his goal late on in a desperate bid to grab an equaliser.

Bayern dominated the stats sheet, with 31 shots and 15 corners – PSG had six and one, respectively – but couldn’t break down a resolute defensive effort by the visitors.

This was a record 19th appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals for Bayern, but there was little for the Bavarian giants to celebrate at the final whistle.

Covid-19 cast its shadow over both teams with Bayern winger Serge Gnabry, plus PSG pair Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti quarantined after testing positive.

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CHELSEA CLAIM SNATCH AND GRAB WIN

Meanwhile Chelsea’s English defender Ben Chilwell stole the show with a sensational goal as the Blues beat Portuguese giants Porto 2-0 in a match that was held in Seville Spain.

Fellow Englishman Mason Mount had grabbed the lead for the visitors with a fine turn on the edge of the box and a rifled low shot just after the half-hour mark.

Then in the 85th minute Chilwell nabbed the ball after a poor touch from Porto winger Jesus Corona, beat another defender with pace before calmly rounding the keeper and finishing with his weaker foot. It was a piece of finishing to make any striker proud.

Chelsea’s impenetrable defence – again employing a defensive five – once again kept a clean sheet in a confident showing, needing just three shots on target to score their two goals.

Since Thomas Tuchel’s first match as Chelsea coach (27 January), no keeper playing in one of Europe’s top five leagues has kept more clean sheets in all competitions than Edouard Mendy (10).

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Mount’s slick turn and shot in the first half would have been painful enough for Porto, who were the better side for large spells of this first leg in Seville but repeatedly lacked the precision to take advantage.

Instead, their misery was compounded by Ben Chilwell capitalising on a mistake at the back to score a late second that gave Chelsea another away goal and leaves them on the brink of the semi-finals.

They were away goals only in name given both these teams were playing in the unfamiliar Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where they will meet again next week, just with the home and away roles reversed.

Porto were in the home dug-out, wore their home kit, had a large club banner in the empty stand behind one goal and their anthem was the one that played out before kick-off.

And Chelsea played the part too, delivering a classic away performance of soaking up the pressure and hitting their opponents on the counter-attack, their quality in the final third proving decisive.

Real Madrid could lie in wait for the victors, after they beat Liverpool 3-1 on Tuesday.

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