Bayern Beat PSG To Win Sixth Champions League Title

Bayern Munich have won the Champions League for a sixth time, edging Paris St-Germain in thrilling final in Cologne.

French winger Kingsley Conan who stared his career at PSG scored the only goal in the 59th minute, heading home Joshua Kimmich’s precise cross.

Victory means Bayern end the season with a treble – the second in their history – having won the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal.

They also became the only team to win every Champions League game in a season, winning all eleven of their games in the competition.

The triumph caps a remarkable first season for manager Hansi Flick who only took charge of the Bavarians in November following the sacking of Nico Kovac.

PSG remain in search of that elusive triumph in this competition and will end the night bitterly disappointed at the defeat but also at themselves for failing to grab the opportunity to announce themselves as true European heavyweights.

The encounter had been billed as one with the potential for fireworks with PSG’s feared frontline of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria paired against Bayern’s ruthlessly efficient team and one-man goal machine Robert Lewandowski.

While the deluge of goals failed to materialise, mainly due to the brilliance of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, the encounter was no less entertaining.

Bayern’s high defensive line had been exposed in previous games and with the pace and trickery of PSG’s attack, it was only a matter of when the French team will find opportunities.

The opportunities did come but when they did, PSG were thwarted by a combination of Neuer’s brilliance and poor finishing from their usually reliable front line with Mbappe guilty of the most egregious miss in the first half.

And as Bayern have shown throughout the tournament, opponents’ profligacy tend to be punished ruthlessly and when Coman guided Kimmich’s cross beyond Kaylor Navas, the outcome was never in doubt.