Bayern Munich has won the Champions league for a record sixth time after overcoming first time finalists Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Sunday.
Frenchman Kingsley Coman, who started his career at PSG, settled a tense affair with a 59th-minute header at the far post from Joshua Kimmich’s cross to leave the French giants still searching for that elusive Champions League triumph.
The match was player in front of just a few hundred people, including the coronavirus-checked players and officials as the Paris-born Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the match as the Bavarians won the premier competition after seven years.
It was a night of joy for Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who added the Champions League to the Bundesliga after initially taking over as interim coach from sacked Niko Kovac in November.
In contrast, it was a night of bitter disappointment for PSG’s two attacking superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who failed to produce their best and found themselves frustrated by Bayern keeper and man of the match Manuel Neuer when they had the best of the first-half chances.
Mbappe’s pain increased in the second half when he looked to be tripped by Kimmich in the area, but PSG’s penalty claims were ignored – leaving Bayern to celebrate being crowned champions of Europe once more, becoming the first team to win the trophy by winning every Champions League game in a single campaign.
This win puts Bayern level with Liverpool after they won the European Cup/Champions League for a sixth time and for the first time since 2012-13. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (7) have been crowned champions on more occasions.