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Cox: Bayern and PSG have regressed – Manchester City are Champions League favourites – The Athletic

Last year’s finalists met in a thrilling game on Wednesday but one typified by a lack of control – the kind that Pep Guardiola’s side exert

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In pure entertainment terms, the repeat of August’s European Cup final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain last night produced a wonderful game of football.Kylian Mbappe was again sensational, the game was end-to-end throughout, and it featured five goals, a fair reflection of a contest that produced a combined 5.14 in the expected goals (xG) stakes. That indicates an almost unprecedented openness for a balanced Champions League knockout-phase fixture.
But that xG number also tells us…

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