Hail to the King of Europe; Bayern Munich lifts UEFA title

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2020. 11:17 am
Bayern Munich

There’s nothing quite like winning everything, is there? German Club FC Bayern Munich became king of Europe for the sixth time after defeating Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League Finals in Lisbon.

Bayern Munich hit headlines on Sunday and streets flooded with joy, as Kingsley Coman’s goal gave them a 1-0 victory over PSG in an enticing final.

Bayern almost opened the scoring midway through the first half when Lewandowski looking for his 56th goal of the season turned and shot against the post.

Hans-Dieter Flick is the fourth German coach to win the title in the UCL era, after Ottmar Hitzfeld (1997, 2001), Jupp Heynckes (1998, 2013) and Jürgen Klopp (2019).

Kingsley Coman is just the fifth French player to score in a final in the UCL era, joining Karim Benzema (2018), Zinedine Zidane (2002), Marcel Desailly (1994) and Basile Boli (1993). He is also the first to do it against a French team.

Bayern Munich are now tied-third for most UEFA Champions League titles of all time with Liverpool (both have six wins).

In front of them are AC Milan, who have seven, and Real Madrid who have 13 wins.

Earlier defeated Lyon in the tantalizing semi-finals in Lisbon to play against PSG.

Lewandowski’s remarkable goal, his 55th of the season, came two minutes from time.

Bayern as a team has 42 goals in 10 Champions League outings, with this more modest victory following their 8-2 trouncing of Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

“We knew this would be a hard game,” insisted coach Hansi Flick. “We needed a bit of luck to get through the opening stages before Serge made the difference.”

Adsense 300 x 250