Bayern Munich beats Paris Saint-Germain to win the Champions League
August 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Bayern Munich clinched its sixth European title after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Sunday.
(CNN)Bayern Munich clinched its sixth European title after beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Sunday.
Victory for the German champion secures a lucrative treble after it also won the league and domestic cup earlier this year.
Despite all the attacking talent on display, one goal was enough to separate the two sides with former PSG man Kingsley Coman heading in the winning goal during the second half.
The 24-year-old has won the league title in every season he's spent as a professional player, starting with PSG's Ligue 1 victory in 2013.
Meanwhile, it's yet more European disappointment for PSG which was playing in its first final.
The French champion, which was also bidding for a treble, has become obsessed with winning the Champions League since Qatar Sports Investments bought the Parisian club in 2011.
More than one billion dollars has been spent on the playing squad but stars such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were unable to get their side past a dominant Bayern which is still unbeaten in 2020.
Brazilian Neymar was denied the opener by a superb save from Manuel Neuer before Bayern's Robert Lewandowski hit the post and had a header saved during an otherwise cagey first half.
Bayern's high defensive line, in many ways its greatest strength, also gave encouragement to the lightning fast PSG attackers.
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Bayern has enjoyed domestic dominance in Germany -- it has now won eight consecutive Bundesliga titles -- but success in Europe has been hard to come by since its last Champions League triumph in 2013.
However, under Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern has been on an incredible unbeaten run and was favorite to triumph over PSG's glittering stars.
With Sunday's victory, it become the first team to win all 11 Champions League games from the group stage, scoring 43 goals in those matches.
Memorable Champions League
It's certainly been the strangest Champions League in the competition's history.