Bayern Munich wins UEFA Champions League


Bayern Munich have reached the proverbial mountain top of Europe, winning the 2020 UEFA Champions League final over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, 1-0.

The German giants defeated their French foes in a low-scoring game. But one goal is all you need in a final.

The difference was a Kingsley Coman header in the 59th minute. His domination down the left side was creeping up on PSG all night, and he finally got a chance when Joshua Kimmich whipped in a beauty to the unmarked former Parisian, who headed the ball past Keylor Navas.

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The 24-year-old was the only change to Hansi Flick’s line-up from the semi-final and his inclusion proved to be a masterstroke as the Parisien, who started his career at PSG, came back to bite the hand that fed him.

A lively and keenly-contested first period saw chances at both ends as Neymar forced a super save out of Manuel Neuer, while Robert Lewandowski saw a shot crash back off the post. However, the array of attacking talent on show ultimately failed to ignite.

Bayern dictated the play throughout but struggled to carve out the type of opportunities that have seen them so freescoring in this season’s competition, before Coman eventually made the breakthrough. PSG were dangerous on the counter but couldn’t find a way past the imperious Neuer.

The victory capped a magnificent first campaign at the helm for Flick, who only took charge of the Bavarians in November, as he led his side to the second European-domestic treble in their history. In contrast, it means more heartache for PSG as their long wait for a maiden title in this competition goes on.