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Bayern edges PSG for sixth Champions League title

Bayern Munich returned to the top of the European Football on Sunday after clinching the final piece to a worthy treble this season.

Kingsley Coman’s 59th minute header proved to be the difference from Lisbon as Hansi Flick’s side earned a 1-0 UEFA Champions League Finals victory. It was Bayern’s sixth-career UCL title and the first since 2013.

It was a hectic opening half with both teams having good opportunities to break the deadlock. Manuel Neuer denied Neymar with a double save in the 19th minute before Robert Lewandowski’s quick turn and effort struck the left post in the 22nd.

Angel Di Maria had a wide open chance inside the box minutes later, but blasted his right-footed shot over the bar.

VAR was used before halftime after Coman looked to be bundled over by PSG right back Thilo Kehrer. However, Bayern were left frustrated as the two sides went into the halftime break.

The Bavarian side didn’t pout though and eventually took the lead through a good finish from the former PSG winger. Joshua Kimmich’s cross towards the back post was headed back across goal by Coman and in for the lone goal of the match.

Marquinhos was the latest player to be denied by Neuer in the match with the German international stretching out to deny the Brazilian midfielder. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had a good chance in stoppage time to tie things up, but couldn’t get a foot to Neymar’s defected shot.

Neuer finished with three saves in the Bayern goal, helping the club to its second-consecutive shutout win. It was Bayern’s 21st consecutive win in all competitions, whom also became the first club to win every Champions League game in a single season.

As for PSG, its hopes for a first-ever quadruple ended with Thomas Tuchel’s side falling just short. PSG will return to Ligue 1 play on Aug. 29th


  1. I’ve gone back & watched the goal a dozen times. Muller’s layoff pass to Kimmich was crazy good. It happened so fast you don’t really notice it. Should have got mentioned more in the commentary & post game.

  2. After watching the CL final eight (which was surprisingly entertaining, despite the absence of fans and improvised format), there is really no question who the best player in CONCACAF is. Alphonso Davies is a real freak, and we are going to be worrying about this guy for many years to come.

    • Wait, wait, wait a minute, Gomer. A player, who wasn’t one of the best players in the MLS, as a winger no less, is the best player in North America? No question!?? This comment has got to come from recency bias. I respect you Gomer! Suggesting a player with almost zero content as a professional is the “Best in CONCACAF” is bizarre. (See resumes- CP, Keylor Navas, Hiring Lazano, Andres Guardado, Carlos Vela, Raul- Wolverhampton CF, beginning career in the MLS isn’t on anyone’s resume). You’re absolutely right, Alphonso is awesome! Best LB, in North America, sure! He just happens to play with the best GK, RB, and CF(top 3 goal scorer), IN THE WORLD, along multiple WC winner’s and runner-ups. If Canada beats Mexico and/or CR to qualify for WC or win a GC, and Davies is the reason why, I might have a change of mind, but not bcuz Munich dominated this year. When you respond, and you will… pls don’t insult my intelligence by saying something like, “Who knew?, or “No one knows?”, “Who could’ve possibly known?”

      • Ha. Well I suppose I don’t expect everyone to agree. I’ve seen enough to be terrified of this guy at this point. He is that good.

      • Wolverhampton? You realize that Davies is starting for a team that would beat WW by 20 goals over two legs as Wolverhampton is not in Chelsea’s league.
        The only things stopping them could be a sense of decency?

    • I think it’s Davies and Pulisic as 1a and 1b. If Davies was playing LW for Bayern would he look significantly better than CP? Maybe, maybe not. Lozano has certainly had trouble translating his ability outside Holland. Jimenez has had two solid seasons with Wolves and deserves honorable mention. People have been writing off CR but if Navas is between the posts their still a top 3 team in Concacaf.
      I still think Herdman should use Davies as an attacker. Laryea is a good enough LB and the US was able to keep Davies pinned back in November when he played LB. He dominated the game in October as a second striker.

      • JR- Richie FN Laryea! SMH! Richie Laryea couldn’t get on the pitch, as a Attacking-mid for Orlando City, in the same years as Dillon FN Powers. Greg Vanney put him @ RB, the easiest position in all of soccer to fill. Vanney is responsible for giving Laryea a chance, not Herdman. RL got time because Auro Jr, ‘19, Justin Morrow ‘20 were injured. Laryea didn’t play LB last year, for TDot, only a few matches this year. If CP came through the Philadelphia Union academy, he would be one of the best in the MLS, Davies wasn’t even close. For example, if Arriola was playing in Europe, he would be a RB, in the MLS, he’s an attacker. Bayern Munich and scouts viewed Davies as Fullback. He didn’t start as winger with Bayern Munich, and then move to the backline as his career got longer (Run DMB, Graham Zusi). Davies is a baller! Not the best in Concacaf.

        Quit Whining about Soccer in the US- You do know Davies started his career, as an attacker, with the FN Whitecaps!! (Not even the best club in Canada, let alone MLS). Raul Jimenez hasn’t changed his position to defense. “ Wolverhampton is not in Chelsea’s league” ..literally and figuratively…by far, your dummest comment, you have ever posted.

  3. If PSG would have kept Weah instead of bringing in Choupo Moting maybe they at least make it to extra time. No great chances but it sure seemed like every time the ball went to him the attack died.

    • Sorry your argument was absurd. You didn’t blame other PSG’s attackers such as Neymar Di Maria & Mbappe for missing golden chances to score but picked on the Cameroon, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting? To be fair, Choupo Moting came in at around the 80th minute against Atalanta and started the game-tying goal and scored the winner himself. I’m a fan of Weah too. You’re saying Tim Weah could have easily done that provided that Thomas Tuchel would have gone to Weah in the closing minutes of the Atalanta game?

      • Who knows, if he would have put faith in him two years ago instead of bringing in Choupo-Moting and Weah had played all those minutes instead yes. Doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have had a bad 10 minutes today too or still gotten an injury not even dressed. PSG (Tuchel) picked a 29 year old coming off three sub par seasons instead of a 18 year old who had just scored 2 g in 143 minutes for him to start the season. At the time it was probably the right choice but it didn’t work out today.

    • Love you JR, but can we wait until Weah actually does something until we make comments like this? Suggesting that a guy with almost zero content in his professional resume would have somehow made the difference against an unholy-good Bayern Munich side in the Champions League Final is just bizarre.

    • What has Weah done to make you think that is even remotely true?
      because we hope it will be true someday?


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