The 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League season was more competitive compared to previous editions. Top soccer teams from Europe competed for the trophy. Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were the finalists in the tournament. The final game took place indoors in Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. Spectators weren’t allowed in the stadium due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Bayern defeated PSG 0-1 and won its sixth title. Read on to learn more about the UEFA Champions League final.
Bayern Munich Displays an Impressive Performance
Bayern Munich was the only unbeaten team in the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League. It made several changes in its starting squad. Hansi Flick swapped Ivan Perisic with Kingsley Coman on the wing. But, Paris Saint-Germain retained the squad that played in the semifinal against RB Leipzig.
Hansi has led the German side to 21 consecutive wins this season. He inspired the players after their performance dropped in November when the club sacked Niko Kovac. Many Bundesliga fans get soccer news from around the continent first on Golisports and do thorough research before they place bets. They supported Bayern in the finals after PSG eliminated RB Leipzig in the semifinal.
Bayern players spent most of their time in Paris Saint-Germain’s side in the first half while the French team attempted to build forward. Thiago Alcantara fouled Kylian Mbappe in the 9th minute and the French youngster earned a free-kick. Neymar kicked the ball to the back post and Davies defended it promptly. Five minutes later, PSG made long diagonal pass to Mbappe. He made a backheel pass to Juan Bernat but Bayern’s players blocked it.
Mbappe took another shot in the 15th minute but it was blocked. Neymar approached Bayern’s post from the left side and Neuer made a vital save with his heel in the 19th minute. Robert Lewandowski narrowly missed scoring an opener in the 22nd minute. Jerome Boateng sustained an injury in the 25th minute and he was substituted by Niklas Sule.
Thilo Kehrer fouled Kingsley Coman shortly before halftime. But, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) didn’t review it. Gnabry hit Neymar’s ankle in the 51st minute and received a yellow card. Joshua Kimmich curled the ball to the far post in the 59th minute, and Coman scored an amazing header thus giving Bayern a lead. PSG surged for an equalizer and narrowly missed it in stoppage time.
Paris Saint-Germain Makes Costly Mistakes
The French giants paid a record £200million to sign Neymar from FC Barcelona. The team heavily relied on Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the Champions League final. Yet, none of them was able to penetrate the tight defense that Bayern had. The two soccer stars had several scoring opportunities in the first half. But, they had poor finishing. Neuer was alert whenever they approached the goalpost. Kylian missed netting in the ball just before halftime.
Bayern Munich is one of the top soccer teams in Europe. It won its eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on June 16, 2020. The club won the 2019/2020 title on August 23 after defeating by one goal. Manuel Neuer played a vital role in the team’s success from the round of 16 to the final match. The German giants didn’t lose any game in the just concluded tournament.