Bayern Munich claim the UEFA Champions League title amidst the Covid-19 era,thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header which sealed the deal for the German Champions.
The Champions League final had been tight and tense,with a few chances for either team. Kylian Mbappé had a glorious chance to put the French Champions in front late in the half but his weak shot could not beat Manuel Neuer,who had made an exquisite duo-save to thwart Neymar earlier on.
At the other end,the illustrious Lewandoski was released down the left flank only for his swift turn to produce a shot that was directed towards the goal post. He was at his best tonight as his 31st minute sublime header forced Keylor Navas into and excellent save.However, the Germans suffered a blow with defender Jerome Boateng withdrawing from the game due to injury but the situation did not pose much trouble with Niklas Suele replacing him.
The Bavarians agitated for a penalty at the brink of half time when Coman – who started the match ahead of Ivan Perisic – went to the ground following some handsy defending from Thilo Kehrer. However, VAR was in Paris-Saint-Germain’s favour as it awarded a goal kick. The half ended in a goalless draw with not many talking points.
And it was Kingsley Coman a one time PSG academy who broke the deadlock in a tie against his former club at the hour mark. A Joshua Kimmich’s cross was deep and perfectly flighted to Coman,who was a snapshot in composure as he guided his header past Navas.
The youngster’s 60th minute header made the difference in Éstadiò Da Luz as the lone goal was enough to guide the Bundesliga Champions to their sixth European crown. It also secured Hansi Flick’s men a treble-winning season,a feat last attained in 2012/13 season under coach Jupp Heynckes.
On the other hand,the loss implies that Paris-Saint-Germain,who were playing in their first-ever Champions League final,will wait at least another season to lift the trophy they so covet and have spared no expense to chase.
Indeed,it was not the French Giant’s day,who had played their best, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of an exhilarating 2019/20 season. They churned out 8 wins,1 draw and 2 losses in a remarkable 2019/20 Champions League campaign of the Covid-19 era. The defeat suffered at the hands of Bayern was a great dismay to the Thomas Tuchel’s team. The tears of their talisman, Neymar at full-time spoke of heartbreak.
All in all,the rain of praises should fall on Bayern Munich for they showed dominance and superiority en route to a just concluded breathtaking 2019/20 season,leading them into becoming their domestic league champion vis-à-vis the king of Europe.