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Paris St-Germain 0-1 Bayern Munich: German side win Champions League final

By Phil McNultyChief football writer
Bayern Munich celebrate
Bayern are the first team to win every game en route to winning the European Cup or Champions League (11 wins)

Bayern Munich overcame Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final in Lisbon to claim the crown for the sixth time.

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.

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.

Bayern show steel to match silk

Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman is the fifth Frenchman to score in a Champions League final

Bayern fully merited their sixth triumph in this tournament, an all-consuming machine that demonstrated graphically that they could overpower teams with attacking prowess but also showed the grit, determination and organisation to frustrate PSG's attacking golden boys Mbappe and Neymar.

And huge credit must go to coach Flick, who has guided Bayern to 21 successive victories, reviving and inspiring Bayern after emerging from the shadows when Kovac was sacked in November and the club in crisis.

Flick also illustrated his ability to make the big calls, selecting Coman ahead of the influential Croat Ivan Perisic and being rewarded with that decisive moment just before the hour.

Bayern also leant heavily on one of the great figures of the club's successes, keeper Neuer, who was at his magnificent best to stand toe-to-toe with Neymar in those crucial first-half duels and make the saves that made such a huge contribution to this victory.

Bayern's status as European champions is deserved, having won every game in the tournament this season, not only having the ability to produce blistering performances of the sort that overwhelmed Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-final and frustrate PSG's threat in the final.

This is a developing team, with Leroy Sane already signed from Manchester City for next season, and Bayern's future looks bright under Flick.

PSG's big two misfire when it matters most

Neymar is the most expensive footballer of all time (222m euros, £200m)

PSG looked to the two great superstars Neymar and Mbappe to spearhead their assault on the trophy they crave most after such lavish investment - but they were unable to break down the Bayern Munich barrier.

The pair had chances, especially in the first half, but their finishing was not at its best and the imposing figure of Neuer denied them, with Mbappe's bad miss at the end of the opening period proving a pivotal moment.

This has been PSG's best Champions League campaign but this will not ease the pain of defeat for the players or coach Thomas Tuchel, who must now revamp his side as experienced captain and defensive pivot Thiago Silva leaves the club.

Neymar and Mbappe will remain the big hopes for a club of huge ambition but they will know a huge opportunity to break this final frontier was missed in Lisbon, especially as their big rivals will come back stronger next season.

Bayern the first team to win every Champions League game - stats

  • Bayern have won the European Cup/Champions League for a sixth time (level with Liverpool) and for the first time since 2012-13. Only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (7) have been crowned champions on more occasions.
  • PSG failed to score in a game in a major European competition for the first time in 35 matches, last failing to do so in a 1-0 defeat by Manchester City in April 2016.
  • Each of the past seven teams competing in their first European Cup/Champions League final have all lost, with the last first-time winners being Borussia Dortmund in 1997 against Juventus.
  • On only four previous occasions has a manager older than Bayern boss Hansi Flick (55y 181d) won the Champions League (Raymond Goethals with Marseille in 1993 - 71, Jupp Heynckes with Bayern Munich in 2013 - 68 and Alex Ferguson with Man Utd in 1999 and 2008 - 57 and 66).
  • Bayern became just the third side in Champions League history to hit the 500-goal mark in the competition (500 goals in total), after Barcelona (517) and Real Madrid (567).
  • Bayern attacker Kingsley Coman became the fifth Frenchman to score in a Champions League final (Karim Benzema 2018, Zinedine Zidane 2002, Marcel Desailly 1994 and Basile Boli 1993).
  • PSG's Keylor Navas is the third goalkeeper to appear in a Champions League final with two different teams, after Hans-Jorg Butt (Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen) and Edwin van der Sar (Man Utd and Ajax).
  • Thiago Silva is the first Brazilian to start a European Cup/Champions League final as captain.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 4Kehrer
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 83mins
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 14BernatSubstituted forKurzawaat 80'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forDraxlerat 72'minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 8ParedesBooked at 52minsSubstituted forVerrattiat 65'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 80'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 81mins
  • 7Mbappé


  • 6Verratti
  • 16Rico
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 18Icardi
  • 19Sarabia
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Diallo
  • 23Draxler
  • 25Bakker
  • 27Gueye
  • 30Bulka
  • 31Dagba

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forSüleat 25'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 27Alaba
  • 19DaviesBooked at 28mins
  • 18Goretzka
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forTolissoat 86'minutes
  • 22GnabryBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCoutinhoat 68'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 90mins
  • 29ComanSubstituted forPerisicat 68'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski


  • 2Odriozola
  • 4Süle
  • 5Pavard
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 10Coutinho
  • 11Cuisance
  • 14Perisic
  • 21Hernández
  • 24Tolisso
  • 26Ulreich
  • 35Zirkzee
  • 39Hoffmann
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  3. Booking

    Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Post update

    Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé with a through ball.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

  10. Post update

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso replaces Thiago.

  14. Booking

    Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München).

  18. Post update

    Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Thiago (FC Bayern München).

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    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.


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