Bayern Munich won their sixth Champions League title on Sunday evening in Lisbon thanks to Kingsley Coman's second-half header against Paris Saint-Germain. It was Bayern's first European title since 2013 and capped a remarkable season in which they wrapped up their Treble.
It was a nervy first half and despite the expectation of mountains of goals, the two teams went into the break scoreless. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski -- some of the world's most prolific forwards -- all had great chances but no one could break the deadlock.
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There were few metres given in the second 45, and it was Coman who proved to be the match-winner thanks to his 59th-minute header against the club where he started his career.
This is how social media reacted to the 65th Champions League final as Bayern Munich came away with a famous victory.
THEY'VE DONE IT! 🏆— ESPN (@espn) August 23, 2020
Bayern Munich become the first club to win the Champions League with a 100% record 👏 pic.twitter.com/A3Z5XnIceq
Long before Bayern lifted their sixth European Cup, though, there was the glitz and glamour of the pregame festivities, with tension building and building all the way up to the full-time whistle.
Nerves? What nerves. Neymar arrives at the Estádio da Luz and is showing few signs of being overawed by European domestic football's biggest match.
When you've got a Champions League final at 8 and a house party at 11 🎵 pic.twitter.com/GAIAHgF7ra— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 23, 2020
And Alphonso Davies is also looking pretty calm...
Meanwhile, over in Paris, 5,000 fans prepare to watch the game in the Parc des Princes.
PSG fans are having a watch party inside the Parc des Princes 👀 pic.twitter.com/qZ9m9GDXbM— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 23, 2020
1': Off we go! The 65th Champions League final is off and running.
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Der FC Bayern Fanclub aus München ist bereit für das #UCL Finale zwischen @psg und dem @fcbayern! 😉 Wir drücken die Daumen, Jungs! Pack ma's! Wo schaut ihr diesen Kracher heute Abend? 📺 #PSGFCB The FC Bayern fan club from Munich is ready for the Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern Munich! 😉 We keep our fingers crossed, boys! Pack ma's! Where are you watching this cracker tonight? 📺
20': Neymar has the first real chance of the match, but Manuel Neuer stands up to him.
21': And then just moments later Robert Lewandowski turns and gets a shot away, only to see it bounce off Keylor Navas' right post.
Robert LewanPOSTski pic.twitter.com/qCg3JQt3sc— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 23, 2020
If Robert Lewandowski scores a goal tonight he will have scored goals as a 30-year-old, 31-year-old and 32-year-old this season.— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) August 23, 2020
43': Kylian Mbappe has a great chance to open the scoring, but he shoots -- uncharacteristically -- tamely at Neuer.
That chance for Mbappe 😳 pic.twitter.com/Fi3T9XbsPV— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 23, 2020
45': And then on the stroke of half-time, Kingsley Coman goes over in the penalty area after a tussle with Thilo Kehrer and there's a nervy wait as referee Daniele Orsato checks with the VAR but -- no dice! It's 0-0 at the interval.
PSG did complete more passes in the attacking penalty area than Bayern did (8 to 1): pic.twitter.com/tHpTPCcEtD— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) August 23, 2020
My main Bayern-PSG first-half takeaway: I wish these teams weren't nearly as good at tactical fouls and blocked shots and goalkeeping.— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) August 23, 2020
My heart cannot take another 45 minutes of this!!!!— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) August 23, 2020
59': After the game falls into a spell of fouls and little scraps, Thomas Muller finds Joshua Kimmich, who picks out Coman at the far post and he opens the scoring against his former side! PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich.
73': Should that have been a penalty for PSG? Looked like Kimmich clipped Mbappe in the penalty area but again the referee lets the match play on.
Penalty on Kylian Mbappé after a kick from Joshua Kimmich - probably evened out by the one on Coman in the first half.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 23, 2020
So what is the point in having VAR if you're not going to use it? PSG have been robbed it's a stone wall pen by Kimmich on Mbappe— Tass (@FaZeTass) August 23, 2020
86': So much love for Thiago as he comes off to be replaced by Corentin Tolisso.
My God. Thiago put on an absolute clinic.— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) August 23, 2020
89': A big chance for PSG as Neymar's effort flashes past the far post and the outstretched foot of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting -- but why isn't Mauro Icardi on?
Still unbelievable that it was Choupo-Moting and not Icardi who came in with that important sub in the 2nd half.— Matteo Bonetti (@BonettiESPN) August 23, 2020
Against a team that has a lead and will play deeper and force everything wide, having a proper poacher like Icardi would've surely been a good idea?!
95': Despite PSG's best efforts late on, Bayern hold them out and secure their sixth European title! What a team.
Complete domination in Europe 👊— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 23, 2020
Bayern Munich are Champions League winners for the sixth time! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/bIwluH5oJx
Bayern Munich join Barcelona as the only clubs to win the treble in multiple seasons 🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/5Dzi6EK0PI— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 23, 2020
Champions League Sieger samma!!! 🏆😃 https://t.co/SYVCQCYV8W— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) August 23, 2020
There it is! You have definitely earned this trophy, @FCBayern - an indescribable feeling that I like to think back to day after day! 😉 Greetings to Lisbon and enjoy this very special moment! 🎉🏆 #UCL #PSGFCB pic.twitter.com/oez4jiM39p— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 23, 2020
Glückwunsch an das Team! 👏🏾 https://t.co/JhrefwpQpK— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) August 23, 2020
✅ Bundesliga 🇩🇪— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) August 23, 2020
✅ The cup 🏆
✅ Rookie of they year ⚽️
✅ Canadian footballer of the year 🇨🇦
✅ Champions League 🏆
What a year for former refugee @AlphonsoDavies and @FCBayern. #UCLfinal #AD19⚡️ https://t.co/scQoHKL5WQ
Congrats @FCBayern 🙌💪— Holger Badstuber (@Badstuber) August 23, 2020