PSG vs Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich and PSG are ready to lock horns in what looks like a mouthwatering Champions League final.
Venue: Estadio da Luz
Betting Odds: PSG 3.25 ; Draw 4.10 ; Bayern Munich 2.00
Probability of Win: PSG 29%; Draw 23% ; Bayern Munich 48%
- This final makes the first-ever in the Champions League history of PSG in more than two decades.
- Bayern’s last final appearance was against Borussia Dortmund in 2012/13, with the Bavarians winning the title. The Bundesliga champions have won a total of 11 European titles thus far.
- The Bavarians have been a force to reckon with in the Champions League this season as they have produced some overwhelming wins against Tottenham, Chelsea and most recently Barcelona.
- PSG have completed their domestic treble and now set their eyes on the UCL title.
Previous encounters: PSG had met Bayern eight times in the Champions League, with the most recent game played in 2017. The Ligue 1 Champions have won five out of the eight matches.
Predicted XI: Rico; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di María, Neymar, Mbappé
Doubtful: Gueye (muscular), Kurzawa (thigh), Navas (thigh)
Navas could make a return to the startling line-up while Verratti is expected to replace Leo Paredes in the startling-line up
Key player to watch out for – Neymar
Neymar has been the driving force behind PSG’s lethal attack in the knockout stages this season. His last two games against Atalanta and PSG were nothing short of exemplary, and the Brazilian is expected to do the same in the final.
My feelings are very hard to describe, even in English. Very hard to describe. From totally exhausted to totally happy. At the same time, staying focused because the trip is not over. We have a final to play in, which we absolutely want to win. Stay calm, stay cool, and try to prepare for it like any other game. Don’t do special stuff; the game is special itself, so why should we overload it with videos, with speeches, with motivation?Thomas Tuchel, PSG Manager
Predicted XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Perišić, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Doubtful: Boateng (muscular)
Key player to watch out for: Serge Gnabry
The German winger netted two goals in the semi-finals against Lyon, which marked his ninth goal in the Champions League this season. The 25-year-old is as important as Muller and Lewandowski are to Hansi Flick’s side, as his pace and dribbling prowess is always a problem to the opponents.
Paris are a great team, they fought their way into the semi-final and then reached the final. We will analyse some things, we know they have quick players. We will look to organise our defence, but we know our biggest strength is putting our opponents under pressure.”Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern Munich Manager