#UCLFinal: Bayern Munich Beat PSG to be Crowned Champions of Europe For Sixth Time

0 353

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Bayern Munich overcame Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final in Lisbon to claim the crown for the sixth time.

Kingsley Coman scored a header in the 60th minute to put the German giants level with Liverpool for third-most all time in Europe and complete treble of titles this season for Hansi Flick’s men.

It was a night of joy for Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who added the Champions League to the Bundesliga after initially taking over as interim coach from sacked Niko Kovac in November.

The match went into half-time goal-less after an absorbing first period in which the French side looked more threatening with both teams coming close to scoring.

Kylian Mbappe missed a glorious chance to give PSG the lead late in the half but shot straight at Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer, who had made a superb double save to thwart Neymar earlier on.

At the other end, Bayern’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski fired against the post and then headed straight at keeper Keylor Navas, while the Germans lost defender Jerome Boateng to injury, with Niklas Suele replacing him.

The Germans thought they had a penalty just before the break when Coman — who started the match in place of Ivan Perisic — went to ground following some handsy defending from Thilo Kehrer. However, the official saw no infraction and awarded PSG a goal kick.

And it was Coman who finally broke the deadlock at the hour mark when a swift Bayern move down the right side resulted in a Joshua Kimmich cross to the back post where the former PSG man was free to head past a helpless Keylor Navas in goal.

Bayern — who finished 11-0-0 in the Champions League this season — became the first team to win every UCL match en route to the title and were the first unbeaten champion since Manchester United in 2007-08.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: