September 20, 2020

Bayern beat PSG to win UCL

August 23, 2020

Kingsley Coman’s second-half goal gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over Paris St. Germain (PSG) and its sixth Champions League title.

The title is Bayern’s sixth European cup, and it cements a repeat of the club’s feat in 2013, when it won the treble (domestic league, domestic cup, European cup).

Bayern won every match from the group stage through the final, and it survived a valiant challenge from PSG, which was looking for its first European title to validate its abundance of spending since its Qatari ownership took over.

Bayern made one significant change to its starting XI, swapping Coman, an ex-PSG youth product, in for Ivan Perisic on the wing. That was a move that proved to be wise for manager Hansi Flick. PSG, meanwhile, stuck with its semifinal starters save for goalkeeper, where Keylor Navas is back after a one-game injury absence.

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Kingsley Coman’s opening goal in the Champions League final was the 500th Bayern Munich have scored in the competition, joining Real Madrid and Barcelona in reaching the tally.

The winger headed home from a Joshua Kimmich cross to give FCB the lead in the 60th minute of their clash with Paris Saint-Germain, which until that point had been a tight affair with few opportunities.

Hansi Flick’s side are just the third team in the history of the competition to reach that mark, with Real Madrid out ahead on 567 goals and Barcelona second on 517.

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