Bayern Munich were crowned the winners of the 2019/20 Champions League after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Kingsley Coman’s strike in the second half helped the team secure their second treble.
Playing in the harrowed silence of Lisbon with a haunting absence of the ardent fans, the tussle for Europe’s most prestigious trophy was intense.
Hans Flick named a single change from the team that defeated Lyon in the semi-final. Former PSG player Kingsley Coman was drafted into the left-wing, replacing Ivan Perisic.
With both teams boasting an attacking threat, both the teams were on the lookout to score early. The first-half brought upon a slew of chances, especially for the first-time finalists Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar’s left-footed effort was met with a splendid double save by Manuel Neuer. Robert Lewandowski’s effort was met with the crossbar shortly after. Kylian Mbappe was arguably gifted with the chance of the half after Ander Herrera set the youngster up, however, his effort was aimed straight at the keeper.
The end of the half was chaotic with chances seeping through. Bayern Munich had a penalty appeal rejected after right-back Kehrer brought down Kinglsey Coman inside the area.
The slow-paced second half brought out the defining moment for Bayern Munich
While no substitutions were carried out in the second half, the pace of the game reduced drastically. Bayern Munich were able to keep a lot more of the ball with composure which was ultimately rewarded.
Joshua Kimmich, who has illuminated the knockout phase of the competition, picked up a loose ball in the right flank and floated in a menacing ball inside the penalty area.
Kehrer failed to get hold of Kingsley Coman’s run inside the area as the Frenchman connected with the cross to beat Keylor Navas.
A plethora of substitutions followed as the Bundesliga side aimed to keep hold of their lead while PSG brought in attacking reinforcements to claw back into the contest.
Manuel Neuer once again came to the side’s rescue with a stunning save off the boot to deny Marquinhos from a couple of yards out.
Substitute Chopu-Moting missed a chance late during stoppage time to officially seal Bayern Munich’s status as the Kings Of Europe.
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