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Bayern Munich beat PSG to win sixth Champions League trophy

PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich: Bayern Munich beat PSG to win sixth Champions League trophy with Kingsley Coman came back to haunt his former club.

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Bayern Munich win Champions League! Kingsley Coman header sinks Paris Saint-Germain in a tense final

(African Stand) — Kingsley Coman came back to haunt his former club as his second-half header proved enough for Bayern Munich to clinch the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

After a tense first-half, Coman latched onto Joshua Kimmich’s cross after 59 minutes to seal the victory and a Treble for the German giants.

PSG hadn’t failed to score in their last 35 Champions League matches, while Bayern had won all 10 of their games in the competition with 42 goals scored. Goals were expected in Lisbon.

But with no clear-cut chances in the first 15 minutes, this final was struggling to truly ignite.

But with no clear-cut chances in the first 15 minutes, this final was struggling to truly ignite.

Neymar would almost spark it into life. Kylian Mbappe played a perfectly-weighted pass into the left channel and the Brazilian tested Manuel Neuer with a low effort before keeping out the rebound.

Bayern reacted quickly and almost took the lead through Robert Lewandowski, who was chasing Cristiano Ronaldo’s 17-goal record in the competition. Alphonso Davies fizzed in a low cross from the left and on the swivel, Lewandowski struck against the woodwork.

The game was becoming stretched as only a minute later, PSG put together an incisive counter through Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria, but the Argentine blazed over the bar.

Having hit the post before, Lewandowski could only blame himself for spurning his next big chance. Serge Gnabry whipped in a fine cross, which took a slight nick off Presnel Kimpembe, and he could only head straight at Keylor Navas.

The game fell a bit flat as a contest until Mbappe pounced on a poor pass from David Alaba, combined with Leandro Paredes but fired a tame effort straight at Neuer as the first half finished goalless.

There was a feeling it would not last and Bayern began to assert their dominance on the ball. So it was no real surprise to see them break the deadlock on the hour mark. Thiago’s pass found Kimmich and the full-back just lifted his cross to the far post. Lewandowski was occupied by Thilo Kehrer but Coman wasn’t – and the Frenchman executed his header to perfection to find the far corner.

Bayern was suddenly rampant and would have got a second had Thiago Silva and Kimpembe not been in the right place to clear.

PSG’s big chance to equalise arrived probably for the wrong man as Marquinhos tried to beat Neuer from a tight angle but the ever-reliable stopper made a superb block.

Tuchel sent on Eric Choupo-Moting and Marco Verratti in search of an equaliser as Neymar and co grew even more frustrated on the pitch.

It wasn’t the classic we were promised, but Bayern Munich didn’t care. A perfect record, a professional performance, and, for the sixth time, they were Champions League winners in front of an empty stadium in Lisbon.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

Ericson Mangoli is the founder of African Stand, based in Nairobi Kenya, Ericson leads a splendid group of correspondents, independent writers, investigators, analysts, and supporters from around the globe to run African Stand as a supervisor and the chief editor.

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