FC Bayern is Champions League winner! In the final of Lisbon, the German record champion defeated Paris St. Germain 1-0 and celebrated its third success in the king’s class of football. In an intense and emotional final that was open until the end, a former Parisian scored the goal for the trophy.
Of all players, the ex-Parisian Kingsley Coman, who was the only change to the semi-final starting line-up for Perisic that Bayern coach Flick made, was to score the decisive goal of the game. The Paris-born player, who had played his first professional games at PSG, headed into the long corner against the direction of Navas in the 59th minute of the game.
Overall, it was an intense and close game, where Munich was the dominant team but failed to produce many pressing chances. Similarly, PSG was unable to capitalise on their opportunities, which, even though there was just a few, were big chances to take the lead or equalise later in the game. PSG’s dream offence around Neymar, Mbappé and Di Maria were overall not in their best shape, being controlled by the strong FCB defence.
After winning the German National Championship and the National Cup, the German record champion completed the triple in “the longest season ever”. Remarkably, all eleven matches of the 2019/20 Champions League season were won by the Bavarians – a feat that no team has ever achieved in the history of the European Champions Cup.
But there were many other enormous accomplishments for the Munich soccer club, for example, Kingsley Coman’s header in the Champions League final on August 23 was the 500th goal in FC Bayern’s royal league club history. Only FC Barcelona (517) and Real Madrid (567) scored more.
Flick’s team scored a total of 30 goals in eight matches, or 3.75 per game and historically one of the best scoring records in the Champions League. Furthermore, FC Bayern scored a total of 43 goals in the entire CL season (11 games), an average of 3.9 goals per game. This is also a new record in the king’s class, dwarfing Paris St. Germain’s 2017/2018 record of 3.38 goals per game.
So, overall, the Bavarians end the season as the well-deserved Champions League winner and may have started a new golden era for the club.