LISBON, Aug 24: Kingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth European Cup title, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory in the first Champions League final to be played without fans.
While Bayern won its first final since 2013 on Sunday, PSG is yet to lift the European title despite more than USD 1 billion being spent on players in nine years.
More than USD 500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian giants who felt more assured on European club football�s biggest stage.
As the costly front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a winger who was born in Paris and started his career at PSG who inflicted the blow.
The 24-year-old Coman ghosted in at the far post unchecked by the PSG defence and was ready to meet a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 59th minute.
It was Bayern�s 43rd goal of a perfect European campaign that has seen Bayern become the first team to win all 11 Champions League matches.
�When you win a title like this with brothers on the pitch,� Kimmich said, �that�s the maximum you can ask for.�
It capped an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who emerged from the shadows in November, with a promotion to the top coaching job with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga.
The season is now over � three months later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic pause in play � with Bayern treble winners just as it was in 2013.
The European Cup joins the Bundesliga trophy � won for an eighth successive season � and the German Cup. � AP