Bayern wins 2020 UEFA Champions League, completes Second Continental Treble, & sets a date with Sevilla for the UEFA Super Cup! To know more details, read here!
Indeed, Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V., or most known as FC Bayern Munich celebrates a sweet victory as the team was hailed as winners of UEFA Champions League 2020!
Yes, FC Bayern emerged victorious against Paris Saint-Germain in the closed-door UEFA Champions League final held in Lisbon, Portugal last Sunday evening.
The only goal of the match at the 59-minute mark was a header by Kingsley Coman which came from an assist by Joshua Kimmich.
The victory elevated the Bavarians as kings of European football by completing another Continental Treble (Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, UEFA Champions League) since the 2012-2013 season.
In winning their sixth UEFA Champions League title, Bayern joined Barcelona as the only European teams who won the treble in two different seasons.
Bayern’s second continental treble was achieved in record-breaking fashion by winning all 11 fixtures in their UCL stint. Bayern dominated the group stages by handing convincing defeats to Crvena Zvezda, Tottenham Hotspur, and Olympiacos.
The Round of 16 saw Bayern eliminate their 2012 UCL Final opponents, Chelsea in a 3-0 victory. In the quarter-finals, Bayern decimated Barcelona by handing their biggest defeat (8-2) since 1951.
Ligue 1’s Lyon was given a 3-0 beating by Bayern to secure their ticket to the UCL final to face Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The match saw a scoreless first-half despite efforts from early attacks from PSG players Mbappe, Neymar, and Di Maria and Bayern’s Coman, Alaba, and Lewandowski.
Early in the second half, a well-coordinated attack ended in the only goal of the match. After the first goal, Bayern capitalized on additional opportunities but was unsuccessful. PSG made comeback attempts late in the second half to no avail until the final whistle blew.
The match marks the first UCL final appearance for PSG after bowing out in the round of 16 last season. Ball possession in the match favored Bayern (61%) over PSG (39%).
Moreover, the match generated a total of 38 fouls committed, 22 for Bayern and 16 for PSG. The grueling duel between the two clubs ended with each club receiving 4 yellow cards each.
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Bayern’s UCL victory means they will battle against UEFA Europa League champions Sevilla for the 45th edition of the UEFA Super Cup on September 24 at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. Sevilla earned their 6th Europa League title by defeating Inter Milan (3-2) in Cologne last August 21.
The match will be the first to hold with reduced number of spectators since the COVID-19 pandemic. The UEFA Executive committee has allowed this to let fans watch as Bayern and Sevilla clash for their 2nd Super Cup title.
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