El Bayern de Múnich conquistó su sexta Liga de Campeones tras vencer por 1-0 al Paris St Germain en la final disputada el domingo en el Estadio da Luz de Lisboa.
El único gol del encuentro fue obra del francés Kingsley Coman -exjugador de las categorías inferiores del equipo parisino-, que cabeceó al fondo de las redes un centro medido desde la derecha de Joshua Kimmich en el minuto 59.
El gol del internacional francés castigó los errores del PSG en la primera mitad, cuando sus principales estrellas, Neymar y Kylian Mbappé, no lograron batir al arquero alemán Manuel Neuer a corta distancia, mientras que Ángel di María y Ander Herrera también fallaron por poco su objetivo.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting entró en las postrimerías del partido y se perdió dos ocasiones finales para el club francés, que deberá seguir esperando su primer título de la Liga de Campeones tras una inversión de miles de millones de euros por parte de la familia real de Qatar.
(Reporte de Richard Martin; editado en español por Carlos Serrano) Por Reuters
Bayern win sixth Champions League title in 1-0 victory against PSG
Bayern Munich won their sixth Champions League title on Sunday in a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
Kingsley Coman’s second-half goal gave the German team a 1-0 victory over PSG.
The final was tight with a few chances for either team until the French winger saw the chance to score from teammate Joshua Kimmich’s cross.
The match was played during COVID-19 restrictions, was played at Benfica’s Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.
The German team is not new to such big victories, having already conquered the most important European title for clubs five times – in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001 and 2013.
For PSG, instead, it was unmissable chance to finally extend its dominion outside of France – where it conquered seven national titles in the past eight seasons – failing however to win anything on a European level.
The two teams have few things in common. Both are managed by a German coach, Thomas Tuchel for PSG and Hansi-Dieter Flick for Bayern.
But most importantly, Sunday’s game was an opportunity for both teams to complete the “treble”.
In other words, winning all the three most important competitions of the season – the national title, the national cup and the Champions League, something achieved only eight times in Europe’s football history – and by Bayern too, in 2013.
The German team, which currently holds the n.1 place in the UEFA ranking, crushed FC Barcelona 8-2 in the semi-finals, inflicting the Spanish team their worst defeat in almost 80 years.
PSG had instead a more comfortable route into the final, knocking out the underdogs – but nonetheless surprising – Atalanta (Italy) and RB Leipzig (Germany).
The final also marks the end of the longest and most singular Champions League.
Due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is finishing 425 days after the first game was played.
The competition resumed in August with a mini-tournament which saw teams playing in single-leg games beginning with the quarterfinals, a formula which many fans liked due to its high-load of suspense, and that UEFA is considering to retain – with some changes – in the future.
By Euronews and AP