Big Six

Lisbon, August 24

Bayern Munich had been topped European champions for the sixth time after beating Paris St Germain 1-Zero because of a second-half header from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman in an absorbing Champions League last yesterday.

France worldwide Coman appeared on the again submit to go the decisive objective within the 59th minute as Bayern turned the primary crew to elevate the Champions League with a 100% file. Coach Hansi Flick opted to begin with Coman as an alternative of Croatian Ivan Perisic on the left flank and it was an impressed determination. After a properly labored transfer down the fitting Joshua Kimmich picked out Coman on the again submit and he received behind Thilo Kehrer to go firmly into the underside nook.

There had been no followers to witness the triumph however Bayern celebrated as if 80,000 had been cheering and, even because the lights went out almost two hours after the ultimate whistle, three gamers nonetheless sat within the centre circle, savouring the second. The victory on the Estadio da Luz, deserved after a dogged show as soon as Bayern received in entrance, secured a second treble for the Germans, the Bundesliga and German Cup winners, and accomplished a exceptional first season for Flick.

Flick took over a struggling aspect in November, after a 5-1 hammering by Eintracht Frankfurt led to the sacking of Niko Kovac with the membership fourth within the Bundesliga.

“It feels fantastic, we have a long journey behind us,” stated Bayern midfielder Thomas Mueller. “We came from very low, at least that is what it felt like, in the autumn and put in a sensational run. We had a bit of luck tonight and had (Manuel) Neuer in goal,” he added. — Reuters

sixth Champions League title for Bayern. Only Real Madrid (12) and AC Milan (7) have extra titles

100 %— Bayern’s file within the Champions League this season. Bayern turned the primary crew to win all their video games in a season

It feels implausible, we’ve an extended journey behind us. We got here from very low, at the least that’s what it felt like, within the autumn and put in a sensational run. —Thomas Mueller, Bayern participant

In soccer, you need to settle for that in a match luck can play an enormous function. We had possibilities and did not rating them. —Thomas Tuchel, PSG coach

15Objectives for Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski within the Champions League this season. He turned solely the second participant, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to the touch the mark. Ronaldo holds the file with 17 targets. Lewandowski has additionally climbed to fourth within the record of all-time top-scorers with 68 targets

21Wins Bayern have registered in a row in all competitions. They are on a 30-game unbeaten run

2nd German coach to win the treble — Hansi Flick. The former assistant coach of Germany did it in his first season as head coach of a Bundesliga membership

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