Bayern Munich seal treble with UEFA Champions League final win over PSG
Bayern Munich wrapped up a historic treble by adding the UEFA Champions League trophy to their Bundesliga and DFB Cup crowns after Kingsley Coman gave the Germans a 1-0 victory over former club Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Bayern Munich
Goals: 0-1 Coman (59')
Ahead of kick-off, Hansi Flick brought Coman into his side in place of Ivan Perisic, while PSG welcomed back Keylor Navas going into a hotly anticipated final between two teams littered with superstars. Bayern were rampant in reaching the final but needed captain Manuel Neuer to make a superb double save to deny Neymar an opener after 18 minutes as the Bundesliga champions took a little while to get going. Any malaise didn’t last long, however, and Robert Lewandowski struck the PSG upright minutes later after a fine turn and shot in the Ligue 1 winners’ box. Angel Di Maria went close at the other end, before Flick was forced into an early change as Nicklas Süle replaced the injured Jerome Boateng. Lewandowski’s header then drew a good save from Navas and Kylian Mbappe was denied by Neuer as a hard-fought first period ended goalless.
With so much quality in the ranks of both sides, something always had to give in the second half in Lisbon. And just 14 minutes after the restart, Bayern took the lead in stunning fashion through Coman. Thiago Alcantara’s incisive pass found Kimmich, who, after a fine exchange between Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry, clipped an inch-perfect cross onto the head of Coman to nod beyond Navas. It appeared to flip a switch for Bayern, who immediately showcased the threat that has swept all aside in Europe this year as Lewandowski and Coman both went close moments after they went ahead. As the minutes wore on, the nervousness was palpable in an empty Estadio da Luz that was made raucous by the onlooking players and staff of both sides. But Flick’s men held their nerve to seal another treble and sixth European crown to bring to an end a memorable first campaign for the Bayern coach and his side.
- Bayern (2012/13, 2019/20) are just the second team in history to twice win a domestic league, domestic cup and Champions League treble, joining Barcelona (2008/09, 2014/15) as the only other side to do so.
- With 43 goals all told, Bayern ended up just two goals short of Barca's record 45-strike tally of 1999/2000, which came from 16 games compared to Bayern’s 11 this season.
- Coman’s goal was Bayern’s 500th in the Champions League as they became just the third side to reach that figure in the competition after Barca (517) and Real Madrid (567).
- Only Real Madrid (16) have played in more Champions League finals than Bayern (11), whose sixth European title moves them level with Liverpool as the team with the third-most wins in history - behind only AC Milan (7) and Real (13).
- Coman’s winner was the Frenchman’s third Champions League goal of the season and first in the knockout stages this term.
- Only Cristiano Ronaldo (16 in 2015/16, 17 in 2013/14) has scored more in a single Champions League campaign than Lewandowski’s 15 this season.
PSG: Navas - Kehrer, Silva (c), Kimpembe, Bernat (Kurzawa 80') - Herrera (Draxler 72'), Marquinhos, Paredes (Verratti 64') - Di Maria (Choupo-Moting 80'), Neymar, Mbappe
Unused subs: Rico, Bulka, Icardi, Sarabia, Diallo, Bakker, Gueye, Dagba
Out: Areola (ineligible)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Kimmich, Boateng (Süle 25'), Alaba, Davies - Goretzka, Thiago (Tolisso 86') - Gnabry (Coutinho 68'), Müller, Coman (Perisic 68') - Lewandowski
Unused subs: Ulreich, Hoffmann, Odriozola, Pavard, Martinez, Cuisance, Hernandez, Zirkzee
Coach: Hansi Flick
As it happened!
Bayern win the Champions League and have completed another treble!
90'+4 SUPERB FROM DAVIES
Bayern have a free-kick near the PSG corner flag, but after no foul is given when Coutinho is hauled to the ground, the French side counter. Neymar curls a ball from the left into the middle towards Choupo-Moting, but Davies is there and gets his body in front of the ball, and is eventually fouled.
90'+2 SO CLOSE FROM PSG!
Lewandowski goes down in the box and appeals for a penalty. The referee waves play on and PSG counter. Mbappe slips a lovely ball into the path of Neymar on the left and he curls a ball across the face of goal. Choupo-Moting is inches away from flicking it in but makes no contact, and the ball bounces just wide of the far post.
90'+1 INTO STOPPAGE TIME
We're now into the first of five minutes of added time.
90' WHAT A SAVE FROM NEUER!
Mbappe is clearly offside as the ball is played to him, but initially no whistle is blown. He composes himself and looks to score from close range, but Neuer makes himself big yet again and produces another stunning save.
88' WAYWARD FROM NEYMAR
Neymar finds some space on the right wing and quickly bends in a cross into the box, looking for Choupo-Moting. The Brazilian overhits it though and the ball rolls out for a Bayern throw.
86' ON COMES TOLISSO
The French World Cup winner replaces Thiago in central midfield.
84' WIDE FROM COUTINHO
Coutinho lines up the ensuing free-kick, which is a good 35 yards from goal. He gets good pace and direction on the ball, but it curls just wide of the left-hand post.
83' YELLOW FOR THIAGO SILVA
PSG lose the ball in midfield and Lewandowski sprints away. He goes past Thiago Silva with ease and would be through on goal, but the Brazilian defender sticks out a leg and brings him down. He receives a yellow card for his trouoble.
82' LEWY DRAGS A SHOT WIDE
Lewandowski receives the ball on the edge of the box and shimmies his way into space before getting a shot away. He drags it wide of the far post, but it wouldn't have counted if he'd scored as the referee blows for offside.
80' DOUBLE SUB FROM PSG
The French side make two changes as Kurzawa comes on for Bernat, who seemingly picked up a knock in a challenge. Choupo-Moting replaces Di Maria in attacking midfield.
76' NICE IDEA FROM KIMMICH
Bayern keep the ball well around the edge of the PSG area and Kimmich dinks a lovely ball over the defender, looking for Perisic. For a moment he looks like he'll be in on goal, but Navas is quick off his line to snuff out the danger.
73' SUPERB FROM SÜLE AND KIMMICH
Mbappe finds space down the left for the first time this half and he immediately sets a course for goal. However, Süle and Kimmich double up on him inside the box to clear the danger.
72' DRAXLER FOR HERRERA
Next chance for PSG and it's an attacking one, as former Schalke and Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler takes to the pitch.
70' NEUER DENIES MARQUINHOS!
Di Maria slips a brilliant pass into the run of Marquinhos, who's suddenly got a clear sight of Neuer's goal. The Bayern keeper makes himself big though, and pulls off a good save.
68' DOUBLE CHANGE FOR BAYERN
Coman is taken off, which will be a huge relief for Kehrer, to be replaced by Perisic. Gnabry, who's on a yellow card, also comes off, with Coutinho on now.
66' ALABA DRILLS OVER
Coman glides past Kehrer once again on the outside and wins a corner. It bounces to Alaba, about 30 yards out, but the Austrian has a pop anyway. He catches the ball well but it's always rising and sails well over.
64' FIRST SUB FOR PSG
Verratti comes on for Paredes in midfield for PSG.
63' THIAGO SILVA OFF THE LINE!
Coman gets through on the left yet again - he's giving Kehrer a horrible time here. His side-footed shot beats Navas but Thiago Silva clears off the line. Bayern really have the wind in their sails here!
61' SO CLOSE TO A SECOND!
Coman goes outside Kehrer again and bends a teasing ball across the six-yard box. It's a tap-in for Lewandowski... but Kimpembe just gets there first and manages to clear.
59' GOOOOOOOAAAL! COMAN HEADS BAYERN IN FRONT!
Bayern lead! This is Bayern's best move of the game and they break the deadlock. A lovely passage of play down the right culminates with the ball being played back to Kimmich. He floats an inviting cross to the back post, where Lewandowski and Coman are either side of Kehrer. The defender goes with Lewandowski, leaving Coman to head in past Navas!
56' PSG SITTING BACK
The French side are inviting Bayern to come at them, hoping to get chances on the counter-attack. They're packing everyone behind the ball in their own half, giving the Reds very little room to work in.
54' GORETZKA SHOOTS
Bayern get forward with Davies down the left. The ball eventually comes to Goretzka in the middle and he tries his luck from 30 yards, but it's deflected and Navas is able to make a comfortabe save.
52' BOOKINGS FOR GNABRY AND PAREDES
Gnabry receives a yellow card for a tackle on Neymar and Paredes also goes into the book for a subsequent shove on the Bayern player.
49' INVENTIVE FROM COMAN
Herrera helps out Kehrer as PSG double up on Coman. The winger changes tactics and drills a surprise pass towards the near post towards Lewandowski, but Thiago Silva slides in to clear.
48' MORE OF THE SAME
The match has continued in the same vein as the first period. Both teams have tried to break forward at pace, but the final ball has been missing so far.
Here we go again as Bayern get the action under way once more. No changes from either side at half-time.
No goals as yet, but plenty of chances for both teams. Bayern began with their familiar high press and robbed PSG of possession a couple of times, but have grown somewhat cautious following some good opportunities for the French side. Lewandowski hitting the post was the closest either side have come, leaving all to play for in the second half!
45+1' NO PENALTY FOR BAYERN
Coman has the beating of Kehrer once again, going past him on the outside before cutting inside. Both players go to ground and Coman appeals for a penalty, but the referee waves play on.
45' NEUER SAVES FROM MBAPPE
Bayern give the ball away at the back and PSG are suddenly in. Mbappe plays a neat one-two but his shot is straight at Neuer, who makes a good save.
44' KIMPEMBE FORTUNATE
The PSG defender rises his luck as he dribbles out of defence, giving the ball away cheaply. Bayern look to be in, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul from Müller.
41' TEASING CROSS FROM DAVIES
The Canada international whips in a sublime cross from the left, curling all the way to the back post. Bernat just manages to get a touch on it ahead of Lewandowski, forcing his header to go awry.
39' LOVELY RUN FROM GNABRY
Süle pings an outrageous pass from deep into the run of Gnabry, tearing away down the right. Bernat just manages to clear but gives away a corner, which ultimately comes to nothing.
36' COMAN AGAIN
The Frenchman gets past Kehrer again, this time cutting inside onto his right boot. He floats an inviting cross into the middle, but Lewandowski wasn't on the same wavelength and Navas is able to collect.
33' GOOD FROM COMAN
Coman turns Kehrer inside out on the left wing and curls a left-footed cross into the box, looking for Lewandowski. Thiago Silva sticks out his head and manages to clear though.
31' NAVAS SAVES FROM LEWANDOWSKI!
Lewandowski does brilliantly to connect with a ball that's slightly behind him on the edge of the six-yard box. He gets a header on target, but Navas makes a good reflex save to keep it out.
29' HERRERA SHOOTS WIDE
The free-kick is headed out of the Bayern box but it falls to Herrera, lurking on the edge of the area. His fierce strike is travelling on target, but it's deflected wide and Bayern have a goal-kick.
28' DAVIES BOOKED
The Bayern left-back is the first player to have his name taken by the referee after bringing down Kehrer just outside the left-hand side of the Bayern penalty area. Free-kick to PSG.
25' SÜLE ON FOR BOATENG
Bayern make the first substitution of the game a Boateng goes down with injury. It quickly becomes clear that he can't continue, so Niklas Süle comes on in his place.
24' DI MARIA BLAZES OVER
PSG counter after winning the ball in midfield. Neymar cuts into the centre from the left and slides a pass into Di Maria. He exchanges passes with Herrera and has a clear sight of goal, but smashes the ball over on his weaker right foot.
22' LEWANDOWSKI HITS THE POST!
Davies delivers a brilliant ball from the left into the box to pick out Lewandowski. Bernat is standing off him and Lewy hits a shot on the turn. It bounces past Navas but hits the post and is booted clear!
18' MASSIVE SAVES FROM NEUER!
Neymar skips behind the Bayern defence down the left and goes one-on-one with Neuer, who produces a huge save to keep the ball out. The rebound bounces back to Neymar, now on the byline, and he tries to pull it back to a teammate in the box but Neuer is already back on his feet and blocks the ball again. World-class stuff from the Bayern goalkeeper.
15' MBAPPE AGAIN
Paredes pings a ball over to the left to Mbappe again. He cuts inside and tries to curl a shot towards the far post, but Kimmich reads his intentions and gets in a good block.
14' MBAPPE SHOT BLOCKED
Mbappe is released down the left for the first time. He back-heels it to Bernat on the overlap and the Spaniard's attempted cross is deflected back to Mbappe. He tries to side-foot a shot at goal, but Goretzka is in place to block.
12' COMAN ALMOST IN
Thiago robs Herrera of possession in central midfield and the ball falls to Coman, who immediately drives forward. He tries to get into a shooting position, but is crowded out before he can get a shot away. PSG playing a dangerous game at the back on occasion here.
9' FIRST OPENING FOR PSG
Goretzka gives the ball away in midfield and Mbappe immediately pounces on it. He's brought down by Thiago around 35 yards out, giving PSG a free-kick in a promising position. Its delivered to the back post, but Davies clears with an excellent header.
6' THIAGO WITH FIRST SHOT
Lewandowski lays the ball off to Thiago, around 25 yards outside the PSG box. He takes a first-time effort at goal, but slices it high and wide.
5' BAYERN PUSHING
Both teams have started confidently, but Bayern have retained their high defensive line - as Flick promised in the build-up. They're squeezing PSG in their own half and forcing plenty of errors, but haven't been able to take advantage of them yet.
2' BAYERN PRESS
PSG have a throw-in in Bayern's half, but are forced backwards by the Reds' furious pressing. They try to play it out from the back but Gnabry robs Marquinhos of the ball about 25 yards out. Goretzka tries to slide in Kimmich down the right, but he hadn't anticipated the pass and the chance goes begging. Still, a positive start from Flick's side.
Here we go then! PSG get the ball rolling at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon!
UNSTOPPABLE FORCE VS UNMOVEABLE OBJECT
Bayern have scored more goals than any other team in the Champions League this season, hitting the net 42 times in 10 games. For context, only Barcelona have ever scored more in a single European campaign, registering 45 in 1999/20. However, they did so in 16 matches.
PSG, on the other hand, have the best defensive record in the competition, having conceded just five times in 10 outings so far. They’ve kept seven clean sheets too, only conceding two against Real Madrid in the group stage, two against Dortmund in the round of 16 first leg and one against Atalanta in the quarter-finals.
FLICK EXPLAINS SELECTION OF COMAN
Speaking to Sky, Bayern boss Flick has given the reasons behind his selection of Coman ahead of Perisic, who has played very well in recent games:
"We're playing against his hometown club, so I expect him to be extra motivated. He's got the quality and the pace to get past their defence."
This is PSG’s first appearance in a Champions League final. The last six sides to play in a final for the first time all ended up on the losing side.
The last first-time winner? Borussia Dortmund in 1997 against Juventus.
SEVEN GERMANS ON THE FIELD
In addition to both coaches hailing from Germany, seven of the 22 starting players do too - more than any other nationality: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Goretzka, Gnabry, Müller and Kehrer.
There are also three Spaniards (Thiago, Bernat and Herrera), three Brazilians (Neymar, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos) and three Frenchmen (Coman, Mbappe and Kimpembe).
The list of nationalities is rounded out by two Argentinians (Paredes and Di Maria), one Pole (Lewandowski), one Canadian (Davies), one Austrian (Alaba) and one Costa Rican (Navas).
TEAM NEWS - PSG
PSG begin largely as expected - albeit with one major surprise: Keylor Navas was thought to be sidelined with injury, but he starts in goal ahead of his back-up Sergio Rico. Navas has won three Champions League titles with Real Madrid, so comes in to provide valuable experience between the posts for Tuchel's side.
TEAM NEWS - BAYERN
The starting line-ups are out and Bayern coach Flick has made one change to his team. Ivan Perisic, who began on the left wing against both Barcelona and Lyon in the previous rounds, drops to the bench, with PSG academy graduate Kingsley Coman starting in his place.
Elsewhere, Jerome Boateng has been declared fit to start at centre-back after recovering from a knock he picked up against Lyon, while Joshua Kimmich remains at right-back as Benjamin Pavard continues his road to full fitness following an ankle injury.
Italian official Daniele Orsato is the man in charge of proceedings tonight. The 44-year-old has refereed five Champions League games so far this season, most recently Manchester City's 2-1 win away to Real Madrid in the first leg of the last 16 in February.
He also officiated Sevilla's 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Europa League quarter-finals a couple of weeks ago.
This is the 10th meeting overall between these two clubs, following eight encounters in the Champions League and one friendly. The latter was the most recent fixture, with Bayern running out 3-1 winners in a pre-season game in July 2018.
Prior to that, the weight of history was on PSG's side, with the Parisians winning five to Bayern's three in European competition. The teams faced off twice in the group stage in 2017/18: PSG won 3-0 at home - a result that spelled the end of Carlo Ancelotti's stay as Bayern coach - before the Reds earned a 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena in the reverse fixture in December 2012.
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