Champions League: Bayern Munich edge Paris St German, AC Milan strike early to beat Tottenham Hotspur

Kingsley Coman came back to haunt Paris St Germain again as he earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at the Parc des Princes in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday (NZ time).

Born in Paris and groomed at PSG, Coman scored the only goal when Bayern beat the French side in the 2020 Champions League final and he was again the sole scorer as the German champions put one foot into the quarter-finals.

PSG, who have now lost five games in all competitions in 2023, held firm in the opening half but were eventually subdued and failed to fight back despite finishing the game with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi all on the pitch while Bayern ended up with 10 men following Benjamin Pavard's exclusion in stoppage time.

Brahim Diaz of Ac Milan celebrates after scoring his team's first goal.
Brahim Diaz of Ac Milan celebrates after scoring his team's first goal. Photo credit: Getty Images

Christophe Galtier's side now face the prospect of a second elimination in a row in the last 16 on March 9 in Munich, although Mbappe's high-octane display as a second-half substitute will give them hope.

AC Milan took a step towards their first Champions League quarter-final appearance for 11 years, as Brahim Diaz's goal gave the Italians a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their last-16 first leg at the San Siro.

The Spaniard headed in a rebound in the seventh minute after a superb double save by Tottenham's second-choice keeper Fraser Forster and the seven-time winners kept the Londoners at bay.

Spurs, weakened by injuries and suspensions, responded positively in the first half to dominate possession but were unable to seriously worry the hosts.

Milan should then have increased their advantage after the break with substitutes Charles De Ketelaere and Junior Messias both wasting glorious headed chances.

Tottenham sent on Brazil forward Richarlison for the last 20 minutes and, while they were unable to avoid a first-ever defeat by Milan, they will head home still hopeful of turning the tie around and reaching the last eight.