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PSG 0-0 BAYERN MUNICH

PSG XI: Navas, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Herrera, Marquinhos, Paredes, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe

Bayern XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago Alcantara, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Lewandowski

  • PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas starts having recovered from a hamstring injury
  • Kingsley Coman takes the place of Ivan Perisic on the left wing

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PSG 0-0 BAYERN

8: First effort of the match goes to Thiago Alcantara, who leathers it into orbit before receiving a telling off from Robert Lewandowski. Been strongly tipped to join Liverpool this summer has the Bayern Munich midfielder.

5: 294 goals scored between these sides this season. 294! If we get a goalless draw tonight then I’m going to sue the pair of ’em. PSG have made one or two mistakes in their own territory but none have led to an opportunity for the Bavarians.

3: Certainly the loudest empty stadium I’ve heard… perhaps a few friends and families have managed to get in.

In more important news, everyone on the pitch is buzzing. Bayern Munich are showing their intent straight away by pressing ridiculously high. Clearly no plans for Hansi Flick’ side to drop deeper to deal with the pace of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

PSG 0-0 BAYERN

1: PEEP! We’re underway in the Champions League final, folks. So many different storylines running through this one. Kylian Mbappe could have the World Cup and Champions League in the bag at the age of 21… Robert Lewandowski could win his first ever European medal… Is the trophy heading to Paris or Munich? We’re about to find out!

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Good to see the assistant referee singing the Champions League anthem before kick off. Wonderful commitment.

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

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PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Twitter round-up

Karl: Close call on who will win tonight Kylian Mbappe vs Joshua Kimmich will be a good contest, would rather see Mbappe vs Alphonso Davies though who’d win in a race.

Olayinka: Promises to be a fascinating match with attacks on top; PSG’s incredible individual talent against Bayern’s collective brilliance. Both teams have the ability to beat anyone on their day but Bayern’s big-match experience should be enough to swing the game in their favour.

Noel: I think it can’t not be a fantastic game!!! Both teams have intensity, pace and power. I say 3-1 Bayern but could go either way. In any event, it’ll be a welcome parting gift for all footie fans, given the season we’ve had!

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

Makes a change…

The boffins at Bet O’Clock analysed each of the Champions League finals to find just how accurate the competition’s name really is. Turns out… not very.

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This is the first final since 2004 to include two teams that actually qualified for the tournament as domestic champions.

Since the European Cup rebranded to the Champions League in 1992, just six previous finals have included two sides that entered the competition by winning their respective leagues, and this is the first since Porto faced Monaco in Gelsenkirchen sixteen seasons ago.

Champions League finals to include two sides that qualified as domestic league champions:

1992/93: Marseille vs AC Milan, 1993/94: AC Milan vs Barcelona, 1994/95: Ajax vs AC Milan, 1995/96: Juventus vs Ajax, 1997/98: Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2003/04: Porto vs Monaco, 2019/20: Bayern Munich vs PSG

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

The route to glory

So how did Bayern Munich get here?

The short answer is that they battered and bruised pretty much all in their path. They scored 42 goals in 10 games. Yep… really.

They’ve beaten Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona 22-5 on aggregate. Lyon were their victims in the semi-final.

It was a bit more straightforward for Paris Saint-Germain. A little more… generous if you like.

They beat Galatasaray, Club Bruges and Real Madrid in the group stages before knocking out Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta and most recently RB Leipzig.

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: Sportradar)

Game over…

No point playing this tonight, lads. Sportradar, a global provider of sports content and intelligence, has already done it. So… goodnight.

Tonight’s PSG vs Bayern Munich Champions League final was played out via Sportradar’s AI-driven Simulated Reality product this afternoon and it was great news for… the Germans.

Bayern Munich won a thrilling match that finished 4-4 after extra-time in a tense penalty shootout and were crowned champions of Europe for the sixth time.

I must stress that you should NOT throw a quid at that happening…

Team news…

Snap! Both managers make a single change from their semi-final successes. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas has recovered from a hamstring injury and is drafted in to replace Sergio Rico.

Bayern make their first change since the competition resumed with Kingsley Coman taking the place of Ivan Perisic on the left wing.

Aside from that, all the big hitters are present and correct. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski all starting.

Starting XI

Ladies and gentlemen, your sides for the 2019-20 Champions League final. One change for both sides but we’ll get to the nitty gritty in a moment or two.

PSG XI: Navas, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Herrera, Marquinhos, Paredes, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe.

Subs: Verratti, Rico, Choupo-Moting, Icardi, Sarabia, Kurzawa, Diallo, Draxler, Bakker, Gueye, Bulka, Dagba.

Bayern XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago Alcantara, Gnabry, Muller, Coman, Lewandowski.

Subs: Odriozola, Sule, Pavard, Martinez Aguinaga, Coutinho, Cuisance, Perisic, Hernandez, Tolisso, Ulreich, Zirkzee, Hoffmann.

Up for it?

They certainly are in Paris. I’ve just had a quick watch of the video below and the PSG supporters aren’t sitting quietly on the sofa. Flares, chanting and even the odd fella climbing a lamppost. Scenes.

I’m sure they are doing more than drinking steins wearing lederhosen in Munich but I’ve yet to source a video.

Evening…

Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich from Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

We’ve made it, folks. Give yourselves a pat on the back. The competition, which started in June 2019, finally reaches a climax.

And in the red corner – established in February 1900 and weighing in with FIVE Champions League/European Cup titles – Bayern Munich.

In the blue corner – established in 1970 and weighing in with ZERO European Cup titles – Paris Saint-Germain.

Will the in-form and ruthless German heavyweights deliver a knockout blow or can PSG, in true Alexander Povetkin style, land a glorious left upper-cut to secure an upset of sorts.

We’re about to find out. Standby for team news, line ups and many, many facts…

PSG vs Bayern LIVE: Champions League final score, news and latest updates (Image: GETTY)

PSG vs BAYERN | TEAM NEWS

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is unsure whether defender Jerome Boateng will be available for tonight’s Champions League final.

The 31-year-old will undergo a late fitness test having been withdrawn during the semi-final victory over Lyon.

Defender Benjamin Pavard, 24, will also be assessed.

“I talked to him this morning and he is going to be part of the final practice session,” said Flick.

“I’m pleased that Benjamin has managed to be with us and I’m sure that he’s 100 per cent fit. However, Saturday will be another test and after that, I’ll consider the options with my team.”

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas is likely to start between the sticks having missed game against RB Leipzig.

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