Bayern Munich has won the 2020 UEFA Champions League trophy after beating French champions Paris Saint Germain 1-0 in the final. The goal came through Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman, a PSG academy product, in the 60th minute of the game
The match was played at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal. There were no fans allowed into the stadium, in line with COVID-19 safety protocols being observed world wide.
With this victory, Bayern Munich have become the first team in European Cup/Champions League history to win every game en route to winning the competition.
Coming into this match, Bayern Munich were looking to equal Liverpool’s six European crowns. Paris Saint-Germain themselves were hoping to get their hands on this trophy for the first time in their history.
The Germans have undeniable pedigree in this competition, having reached the final ten times before this final. Their most recent win was in 2013 when they beat fellow countrymen Borussia Dortmund to lift the trophy.
PSG became the first team to book their place in the final when they beat Leipzig 3-0 in their semi-final. Their goals came from Marquinhos, Di Maria and Juan Bernat. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, also overcame French club Lyon 3-0 in the semi-final to book a place in today’s final. Serge Gnabry (2) and Robert Lewandoski got the goals on the night.
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In July, UEFA executive committee made the decision that the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final should be played as a straight knockout tournament in one location. This decision was reached because of the COVID-19 enforced suspension to the football season back in April. Lisbon, Portugal, was the venue chosen to host the tournament in August. All the ties are single-leg fixtures.
Finally, after everything, Bayern Munich has won the 2020 UEFA Champions League trophy. Congratulations to them!