Bayern Munich Defeats PSG 1:0 to Win Sixth Champions League

Bayern Munich are sixth-time European Champions, equal to Liverpool’s haul! PSG are Tottenham Hotspur this season.
Thanks to a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final in Lisbon, the Bavarians won their sixth European Cup, ending a barren seven-year stretch without their name on the most coveted club trophy.
The final of the Champions League was close and tense, with a few opportunities for either team but no tactical advantage until this point.
In Hansi Flick’s starting XI, Kingsley Coman was preferred to Ivan Perisic and the youthful choice made the difference as the French winger scored the game’s only goal, heading home to his former club.
Once at the distant post Kingsley Coman stole into space, he realized that Joshua Kimmich’s right delivery would give him the chance he had dreamed of.

Kingsley Coman celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winner with a far-post header. Photograph: Manu Fernández/AP

The cross by Kimmich was fine and Coman’s eyes were lit up.
His goal was to win Europe’s elite competition with Paris Saint-Germain, his hometown club, and the one he promoted through the youth ranks, joining them as an eight-year-old.
But his one gaol just saved Beyern Munich home the point. And that this is a very different Bayern team compared to the one that last won the 2013 Champions League.
Coman would come to fear that after the purchase of Qatar Sports Investment there would be no path into the PSG first team and so he transferred to Juventus before winding up at Bayern Munich.
Coman is a relative veteran at 24 as compared with the player behind him such as on the left Flank for Bayern, with Alphonso Davies becoming a European champion at only 19 years of age.
Many of the players in Bayern Munich reach their prime, which means this team will get even better. They won every single game this season in the Champions League, becoming Europe’s undisputed Best Team.
Kingsley Coman and Manuel Neuer shone but Neymar and Kylian Mbappé were having a difficult night.
Bayern had fewer days off than PSG before this game but there is no evidence of the exhaustion. They keep hunting down the ball if PSG tries to put a pass together.
The breakthrough was a wonderful team work, with Thiago working a triangle with Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller before crossing to find Kimmich and then Coman.
PSG players look away forlorn.
Although Neymar and Mbappe struggled to find sharp ends, they had their opportunities in the first hour.
They missed an immense chance to punish an mistake on Bayern just before half-time. Astonishingly lacking commitment.
And then they were ruined by a Frenchman who used to be in their school, as Kimmich headed home from a cross by the excellent Coman.
In Marquinhos, who was denied another critical Neuer block, Di María played and there was controversy when Kimmich appeared to catch Mbappé inside the penalty area.
But there was no penalty, said Daniele Orsato.
Bayern Munich Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

The winners are receiving their medals, with their kisses and high fives. Neuer then runs toward the cup.
No chance of letting him down! He is hoisting it up to the sky and his friends are laughing and cheering while the confetti burst around them.
The stadium is virtually empty because of coronavirus but their happiness is confirmed.
To the runners-up, they must have had the consolation medals.
They have their conquerors clapped onto the podium. They look profoundly peeved-maybe they’re going to drink in this pain, and use it to get stronger again?


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