Champions League

Kingsley Coman fires Bayern to Champions League glory

Bayern Munich sealed a sixth European Cup crown with a narrow 1-0 win over first-time finalists Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon.

The German giants were favourites coming into the contest and they duly completed a record, full house of 11 Champions League victories this term thanks to Kingsley Coman’s 59th minute header.

The 24-year-old was the only change to Hansi Flick’s line-up from the semi-final and his inclusion proved to be a masterstroke as the Parisien, who started his career at PSG, came back to bite the hand that fed him.

A lively and keenly-contested first period saw chances at both ends as Neymar forced a super save out of Manuel Neuer, while Robert Lewandowski saw a shot crash back off the post.

Bayern dictated the play but struggled to carve out the type of chances that have seen them so freescoring in this season’s competition before Coman eventually made the breakthrough. PSG were dangerous on the counter, but couldn’t find a way past the magnificent Neuer.

The victory capped a magnificent first campaign at the helm for Flick, who only took charge of the Bavarians in November, as he led his side to the second European-domestic treble in their history. In contrast, it means more heartache for PSG as their long wait for a maiden title in this competition goes on.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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