German football club, Bayern Munich has joined Manchester United on the historical list of unbeaten Champions League winners.
Bayern Munich won the European Cup for the sixth time courtesy of Kingsley Coman’s goal.
The lone goal of the game gave them a 1-0 win over Paris Saint Germain.
This happened in an engrossing Champions League final in Lisbon, completing a fantastic season for the German giants.
But the same game left their opponents still searching for the trophy they covet more than anything.
It was cagey, with a bit of needle between the teams, but chances too, especially before Coman appeared.
Coman head in Joshua Kimmich’s inviting 59th-minute cross to wrap up a treble for the Germans.
Bayern Munich apart from joining Manchester United in the historic list, had already won the Bundesliga and German Cup. Hansi Flick’s team will feel they deserved their victory.
However, PSG will regret not taking any of the chances the Germans offered up to them on a surreal occasion at an empty Estadio da Luz
Kylian Mbappe in particular should have done better than shoot straight at Manuel Neuer right on the stroke of half-time.
The France World Cup-winning forward had spoken of his determination to go down in his country’s history by helping PSG become just the second French winners of European football’s greatest prize.
But they will have to wait for the chance to match Marseille, who won the inaugural Champions League in 1993.
PSG’s Qatari owners spent a combined 402 million euros ($474m) on Neymar and Mbappe in 2017 to win this competition, not just reach the final.
However, in the end it was one who got away from Paris who denied them.
The 24-year-old Coman was born in Paris and started his career at PSG.
He left in 2014 for Juventus after sensing he wouldn’t get the regular football he desired.
He had been on the bench in the semi-fmal against Lyon but was promoted to the starting line-up for the final, replacing Ivan Perisic on the left wing.
Now he may not be welcome back in his home city again.
But at Bayern he will always be remembered as the man who won them this trophy in 2020, in the club’s 11th final and seven years after they were last European champions.