Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich – LIVE!
Kingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth Champions League title in Lisbon, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory.
The 24-year-old ghosted in at the far post unchecked by the PSG defence and met a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 59th minute.
The result completes an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who took charge in November with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga.
The season is now over – three months later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic pause in play – with Bayern treble winners.
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“It was 1v1 [against Kehrer] so it was going to difficult for the opponent because he is fast. It was difficult for him coming in having been out injured for a few games. It was incredible.”
Bayern a force?
“It’s always been said the spirit is crazy in this team, we’ve got a strong bond and we always fight for each other… hopefully we can have a successful time in the future.”
“Winning the trophy, it’s the best thing that could’ve happened. Throughout the whole season we worked incredibly hard, we had so much spirit and now we’ve become the best team in Europe.
“It’s the final, Paris wanted to win and we wanted to win. No one would give up easy and it was a tough match.
“As long as it was 0-0, we knew it was going to be open. We had chances to score, they had such incredible talent with Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar and they had chances too, we were lucky they did not score.”
We’ll have player reaction, hopefully from both clubs, on the way shortly so don’t go anywhere!
Fans or not, these players will remember this night for the rest of lives.
BAYERN MUNICH… LIFT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!
A lot of sad faces going through as they pick up the runners-up medals.
Now time for Bayern, the winners…
Neymar is in tears, Mbappe looks inconsolable andThiago Silva is struggling to keep his composure.
Football can be cruel, but that’s the game.
A huge performance from Thiago Alcantara.
If it is his final game for Bayern, they don’t get much better than this. His through-the-line pass to Kimmich was outstanding and an apt indicator of his overall display.
Is it Liverpool, Arsenal or Barcelona maybe next?
He’s guided Bayern to 21 wins in a row in all competitions. They’ve stopped PSG scoring for the first time in 35 games and four years.
This could be a period of dominance for the German team. Who can stop them in this form? And to think, Leroy Sane will be playing with them next season.
1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 and now… 2020!
BAYERN MUNICH WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!
What a team. What a run they’ve had. 11 wins out of 11 in the competition – who can argue against them being winners?
PSG gave it everything, but not even the individual talents of Mbappe and Neymar could save them today.
But Kingsley Coman. A heroic display, coming into the side and performing like that. Stunning.
90+4 mins: Muller gets a late booking for a shirt pull on Mbappe.
Lewandowski goes down inside the box and it looks a clumsy challenge. No penalty!
PSG get right on the counter with Mbappe, who finds Neymar in the channel and he’s onside. The Brazilian just hooks it into the box, hoping for a touch or anything. Choupo-Moting tries to flick it but, no it’s wide!
The tension is so high it’s unbearable for those watching on the bench.
Bayern look capable of hanging on, though.
Just minutes left to hang on now. It’s so close they can smell it.
85 mins: Kurzawa gets his name taken for a foul on Kimmich, who will take his time in getting up for this one.
Lewandowski beats Thiago Silva with a knock round one side but sees his path blocked on the other. Yellow card for the PSG captain.
Thiago and Coutinho fancy it but the latter’s effort flashes wide. No trouble for Navas.
80 mins: Neymar’s frustrations are boiling over a bit now as he picks up a yellow card for fouling Lewandowski.
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Date, time and venue
The 2019/20 Champions League Final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
The match will be played behind closed doors at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has opted for French midfielder Kingsley Coman instead of Ivan Perisic on the left flank for Sunday’s Champions League final against Paris St Germain.
Jerome Boateng is fit to start in the Bayern central defence, having recovered from a knock picked up in the semi-final win over Olympique Lyonnais.
PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas returns to the starting lineup having recovered from injury but midfielder Marco Verratti has to settle for a place on the bench.
PSG confirmed XI: Navas, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Ander Herrera, Marquinhos, Paredes, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe
Subs: Verratti, Sergio Rico, Choupo-Moting, Icardi, Sarabia, Kurzawa, Diallo, Draxler, Bakker, Gueye, Bulka, Dagba
Bayern Munich confirmed XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Lewandowski
Subs: Odriozola, Sule, Pavard, Javi Martinez, Coutinho, Cuisance, Perisic, Lucas, Tolisso, Ulreich, Zirkzee, Hoffmann
Prediction: PSG 2-3 Bayern Munich
This is an incredibly difficult final to call, with both sides boasting hugely potent attacking units that can swing a game on any given day.
Prolific Bayern have been absurdly consistent over recent months, clocking up 28 wins from 29 matches since December 2019, yet Lyon did have their chances before falling behind in Wednesday’s semi-final contest.
Likewise PSG were fortunate not to suffer another embarrassing quarter-final exit at the hands of Atalanta, so neither defence is impregnable.
Hopefully we can expect a high-scoring and wildly entertaining contest that is likely to be decided by the odd goal.
Bayern to edge their 11th final and join Liverpool to become the joint-third most successful club in Champions League history with a sixth crown.
A place in the Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla would then await in the Hungarian capital of Budapest on September 24.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two teams have met on eight previous occasions – all between 1994 and 2017 in the Champions League group stages.
PSG have won five of those contests, with Bayern emerging triumphant on three occasions.
Three years ago, the Parisians won 3-0 at home before losing 3-1 in Bavaria.We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Evening Standard
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