Bayern Munich Win 6th UEFA Champions League Title

Bayern Munich won the European Cup for the sixth time on Sunday, as Kingsley Coman's goal gave them a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the engrossing Champions League final in Lisbon, completing a fantastic season for the German giants and leaving their opponents still looking for the trophy they love more than anything.

It was always a cagey final, with a bit of a needle between the teams, but odds too, particularly before Coman appeared in the back of the 59th minute cross in Joshua Kimmich 's back, wrapping up a treble for a team that had already won the Bundesliga and the German Cup, the Hindustan Times.

Hansi Flick 's squad will feel they deserved their win, but the PSG will regret not taking any of the opportunities they were given on a surreal occasion at the empty Stadio da Luz.

Kylian Mbappe, in particular, was expected to do more than fire Manuel Neuer straight on a half-time line.

The winner of the France World Cup spoke of his desire to go down in his country's history by helping PSG to become just the second French recipient of the biggest European soccer award.

Yet they're going to have to wait for a chance to challenge Marseille, who won the inaugural Champions League in 1993.

PSG’s Qatari owners spent a combined 402 million euros ($474m) on Neymar and Mbappe in 2017 to win this competition, not just reach the final. However, in the end it was one who got away from Paris who denied them.

The 24-year-old Coman was born in Paris and started his career at PSG, only to leave in 2014 for Juventus, sensing he wouldn’t get the regular football he desired if he stayed put.

He had been on the bench in the semi-final against Lyon but was promoted to the starting line-up for the final, replacing Ivan Perisic on the left wing.

Now he may not be welcome back in his home city again.

But at Bayern he will always be remembered as the man who won them this trophy in 2020, in the club’s 11th final and seven years after they were last European champions.

Mbappe’s big miss

Flick 's team ended this season with 21 straight victories and 30 wins. They deserved to be honored at the full stadium.

Nonetheless, only a few hundred fortunate guests were inside the cavern of Benfica to see the unveiling of the 'Final Eight' at the end of a competition so long postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The strangest of finals pitted together two clubs who have taken very different routes to becoming part of Europe’s elite, with Bayern’s status as Germany’s most successful and powerful side long established and PSG having left the rest of the French game behind following the Qatari takeover of 2011.

Yet if that was a mismatch in terms of context, they 're almost completely matched on and off the pitch right now.

It has been converted into the kind of proper match-up on the field that neither side has always seen in these days.

Bayern came desperately close to opening the scoring midway through the first half when Lewandowski -- looking for his 56th goal of the season -- took down an Alphonso Davies cross, turned and struck a shot against the post.

The Pole also came close with a header that was saved by Keylor Navas, the PSG's goalkeeper who won the Champions League three times with Real Madrid and who returned after the injury had ruled out the semi-final against RB Leipzig.

Yet Bayern is taking chances by playing with such a high line, and the PSG should have punished them in the first half.

Neymar was denied by an excellent Neuer save after being set up by Mbappe, while Mbappe himself contrived to fire straight at the goalkeeper after David Alaba gited him the ball in the Bayern box.

Alaba had earlier seen his central defensive colleague, Jerome Boateng, limp out seemingly with a recurrence of the hamstring problem that forced him off against Lyon.

Niklas Suele replaced him and helped contain the Paris attack as Bayern held onto their lead.

Bayern had broken the deadlock just before the hour mark in a transfer that started with a pulsed Thiago Alcantara pass forward and ended with Coman arriving at Kimmich's perfect delivery.

Neymar finished the game with a yellow card and a runners-up medal, as Bayern celebrated.

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