The five-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich will be taking on the final debutants Paris St. German at the Estadio Do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Sunday.
The final of the Champions League between Paris and Bayern is set to be a thriller. Both teams have exceptional, young attacking talent. They will be looking to exploit each other’s defence with their attackers. The match is expected to be played at a very high pace with high intensity.
Bayern Munich reached the final after thrashing all their opponents. However, they had a tough semi-final against Lyon, with their defence being exposed several times. On the other hand, Paris had a tough route to the final with a last-minute winner against Atalanta. They beat RB Leipzig in the semi-final with an easy 3-0 victory.
Head to Head
TOTAL GAMES PLAYED: 8
PARIS ST. GERMAN WON: 5
BAYERN MUNICH WON: 3
PARIS ST. GERMAN: W-W-D-W-W
BAYERN MUNICH: W-W-W-W-W
Jerome Boateng is doubtful to play in the final after suffering a muscular injury in the semi-final. His place will be taken by Goretzka after having a good second-half performance in the semi-final.
Marco Verratti might get a place in the starting lineup if he is considered fit to play. Apart from that, PSG will play with the same team.
Bayern Munich Expected XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago, Perisic, Müller, Gnabry, Lewandowski
Paris St. German Expected XI: Rico; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di María, Neymar, Mbappé
Both teams have excellent attacking players. However, this match will be about the defensive capabilities of the teams. PSG seem to have a better defence compared to Bayern. It is going to be one heck of a match, but PSG will come on top at the end and win their first-ever UEFA Champions League.
Paris St. German 3-2 Bayern Munich