PSG vs Bayern Munich
The UEFA Champions League final holds tonight between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain in lisbon, at 8.00 P.M.
The final was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 May 2020. However, UEFA announced on 23 March 2020 that the final was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Lisbon, as part of a “final-eight tournament” consisting of single-match knockout ties played in two stadiums across the city. The match will be the first ever European Cup/Champions League final to be played on a Sunday, and the first since 2009 to not be played on a Saturday. It will also be the first ever final of the competition to be played after June.
The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the Europa League(Sevilla). They will also qualify to enter the group stage of next season’s champions league; since both finalists have already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the team that was top of the abandoned 2019-2020 Eredivise (Ajax)he 11th-ranked association according to next season’s access list.
The Bundesliga champions will face the Ligue 1 title holders at Worthersee Stadion in Austria with both teams gunning for the title
Since their 8-2 win over Barca in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League , Bayern have sent shockwaves across the football world and have set tongues wagging as the favorites for the continental trophy, but ‘it’s not yet uhuru’, there is still a Paris Saint Germain to contend with.
PSG secured their ticket into the final after a comfortable 3-0 win over RB leipzig on Tuesday. They are seeking to complete a quadruple of trophies in the 2019-20 season (having also claimed Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue).
Despite the match being played behind closed doors, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel says his team will play with their supporters in their hearts.
“Football is for the fans. We do all this together. We can really feel that they’re with us and that they have confidence in us. I really hope they can feel that this team is a real team,” said Tuchel.
Bayern have no doubt been the most impressive team in the UEFA Champions League this season and the German Champions confirmed their place in the final with a 3-0 triumph over Olympique Lyon on Wednesday evening.
“We want to give it everything we have. I don’t think that the attacking game of Lyon is far worse than PSG. They were ambitious in attack,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. “We lost possession which we have to stop doing. Now we have to rest and on Sunday try to win the title with another top performance against Paris.”
What is on the table? Bayern goes into Sunday’s epic battle with greater experience and continental trophies. The ruthless German machine have won the Champions League five times: in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001 and 2013 when they beat local rivals – Dortmund. PSG, on the other hand, are on an unfamiliar turf, this is their first Champions League final. Their previous best run was in 1994/95 when they reached the semi-final.
In their 10 Champions League matches this season, Bayern have netted 42 goals, an average of over four per game. Will Sunday’s game be another harvest of goals?