After a light opening period, Olympique Lyonnais saw a number of great opportunities, a Serge Gnabry brace and a goal from Robert Lewandowski was enough for Bayern Munich to reach the UEFA Champions League final of 2019-20. Once again we bring you the best songs from the game.
In the 65 years of the European Cup / Champions League, this is only the second time that a German team has met a French team in the final. The first happened in 1976, when Bayern Munich beat Saint-Étienne 1-0.
Bayern Munich is just the second team to win all its UCL matches on its way to the final. The other team to do this? AC Milan in 1992-93 …. they lost in the final against a French team, Marseille.
That, Thomas Muller was right, was he not? Lewan goal-ski, indeed. Robert Lewandowski has now scored in nine straight games at the UCL; the third time a player has scored in 9 straight games in the history of the European Cup (Cristiano Ronaldo (11 in 2018) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (9 in 2003).
Serge Gnabry’s 9 UCL goals this season are the second most by a German in a single season. Only Mario Gomez (12 in 2011-12) scored more.
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Bayern Munich advancing to the final means that there will be a ninth European Treble winner this season, as both PSG and Bayern have won their domestic leagues and cups.
Bayern have won the European Treble once before, in 2012-13, so if they win this one, they will join Barcelona as the only club to have won the European Treble in multiple seasons.
Bayern Munich will play its 11th European Cup / UCL final. This equates to AC Milan for second place in the all-time list. The team in the first place? Real Madrid, who have played 16 finals.
Lewandowski’s 15 goals this UCL season are tied for the third most goals in a single UCL season (with Cristiano Ronaldo). He is now only the second player to score 15 or more goals in a single campaign after that man Ronaldo (who has done it three times – 15 in 17/18, 16 in 15/16, 17 in 13/14).
The 24 combined goals scored by Lewandowski (15) and Gnabry (9) are the most by a few teammates in one UEFA Champions League season, and the count continues by Cristiano Ronaldo (17) and Gareth Bale (6) in 2013-14 for Real Madrid.
The 24 they have scored is more than any other team in the competition except PSG (who have scored 25)
Bayern Munich have been undefeated in their last 29 matches. This is how their results look over that period (last first): WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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This is pretty much the stat. This season’s UCL final will see the attack of the top scorer (Bayern scored 42 goals) on the best defense (PSG, 5 goals, 7 clean sheets).
(Stats with courtesy: ESPN Stats and Information Group)