Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain – Tuesday, December 5, 19:45GMT/20:45CET – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The first leg between the two sides was the catalyst of Bayern München’s Bundesliga revival. Taken apart by Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Co. Bayern were defeated 3-0 and were fortunate to not lose by a wider margin. As a result, President Uli Hoeneß and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge did the unthinkable by relieving head Carlo Ancelotti from his duties as head coach.

It was the earliest that Bayern had fired their head coach in Bundesliga history and the club had another surprise up their sleeve. Although it was speculated that Thomas Tuchel would take over it was 2013 treble winning head coach Jupp Heynckes, who came back to his club after a four-year abstinence. It was a decision that proved to be decisive.

Under Heynckes Bayern won nine out of ten games in all competitions. In the Bundesliga, Bayern have once again taken the pole position and now lead the league by six points. Bayern’s run paints over the fact that the side was not always convincing under Heynckes either. The two victories over Leipzig, in the cup and the league, were aided by referee decisions. Furthermore, recent games against Anderlecht, where they won, Gladbach,…

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