Bayern Munich are the Champions!
It was a strange event after all, so no surprise the results were also strangely different. Bayern Munich won their sixth Champions League title against Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. But what’s most spectacular is that they didn’t lose a single match in the whole tournament. They won all their 11 Champions League matches this season, an unprecedented feat.
They scored 43 goals in that time on a run that included a 7-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur and the stunning 8-2 demolition of Barcelona in the quarter-finals in Lisbon. Hansi Flick’s team has everything a champion needs. Once they grabbed the lead against PSG in the 59th minute through Paris-born Kingsley Coman, Bayern never looked like letting their strong grip slip.
It was Bayern’s first European title since 2013. The team has won six European Cups!
The coronavirus pandemic killed the Champions League as we know it, at least temporarily, and UEFA was forced to come up with a new ‘Final Eight’ format in order to make sure its flagship competition was completed. The teams played in a 65,000-plus capacity stadium, only that the seats were all empty.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was the Champions League top scorer with 15 goals in 11 games and 55 in all competitions this season.