Bayern Munich have reached the proverbial mountain top of Europe, winning the 2020 UEFA Champions League final over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, 1-0. The German giants defeated their French foes in a low-scoring game. But one goal is all you need in a final.
The difference was a Kingsley Coman header in the 59th minute. His domination down the left side was creeping up on PSG all night, and he finally got a chance when Joshua Kimmich whipped in a beauty to the unmarked former Parisian, who headed the ball past Keylor Navas.
For Bayern, the win ends a drought of seven years since they last lifted the UCL trophy, and it’s the sixth European title in their club’s history. Perhaps even more notably, they won every match in their Champions League campaign, becoming the first club to ever do so in competition history. For PSG, it’s a disappointing end after a game of wasted chances. But there are still positives to take away from an impressive campaign that took the French side to the Champions League final for the first time in club history.
Kingsley Coman becomes the hero
Of course we start with the winning goal here. A former member of PSG’s junior squad, Kingsley Coman may have taken an unconventional method to heading in Kimmich’s cross into the box — closing your eyes so early isn’t exactly what’s taught — but what matters is ultimately the result that came of it. No one could reach the ball, and it ended up being all Bayern needed to win.
Congratulations to former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry on helping Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win over PSG to win the Champions League in Lisbon tonight.
We’re so proud of you Serge Gnabry