Bayern Munich : The European Crown Was Just The Icing On The Cake

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Bayern Munich were crowned Champions of Europe on sunday night in Portugal after beating Paris Saint – Germain 1-0 in the 2019/2020 Champions League final. A Kingsley Coman strike was enough for Bayern to clinch the highly coveted title.

Not winning the title would have come as a big surprise for a side that has put in impeccable performances in every Champions League game they’ve played in.

On 13 September 2019, the Bavarians defeated Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in their first game of the Champions League group stage. Coman, Lewandowksi and Muller got their names on the score sheet.

On 22 October, four goals by the ruthless Gnabry, a Lewandowski double and a fine finish by Kimmich ensured the two goals from Son and Kane wasn’t going to deter a 7-2 home thrashing that Spurs suffered in the hands of the Germans.

Against Olympiacos on 6 November, a double from Lewandowski and a goal from Tolisso handed the Germans a 3-2 away win.

The Germans recorded their fourth group stage win when they beat Olympiacos 2-0 at the Arena Munich. Another goal from the ever reliable Lewandowski and one from Perisic was enough to secure all three points for the Bavarians.

Four quick goals in the space of 15 minutes from the red hot Lewandowski, a goal from Goretzka and another from Tolisso ensured a resounding 6-0 away victory against Red Star Belgrade for Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians rounded off the Champions League group stage with yet another impressive 3-1 home victory against Spurs. Ryan Sessegnon equalized after Coman’s fourteenth minute opener, before Muller and Coutinho completed the treble.

On 8 August, the German Champions were paired with English club Chelsea, in the first knockout round of the competition. A second half double and a goal from Gnabry and Lewandowski respectively, ended a bitter night for the London based club as Bayern munich came out ontop with a 3-0 away win.

Six days after beating Chelsea at home, the Bavarians thrashed Frank lampard’s boys 4-1 at the Arena Munich in the return fixture. Two Lewandowski strikes and a goal apiece from Tolisso and Perisic annulled Chelsea lone goal by Abraham, bringing the Aggregate score line to a whooping ‘7-1’.

The highlight of Bayern’s phenomenal Champions League performances was definitely the 8-2 thumping of Spanish giants, Barcelona in the quarter finals. A double each for both Muller and Coutinho, a goal apiece from Perisic, Gnabry and Lewandowski and Kimmich was enough to completely down the Spanish Giants, with the Catalans mustering just a goal from Suarez and another when David Alaba riffled the ball into his own net.

The Catalans were only able to muster just two goals; one from Suarez and another when Alaba riffled the ball into his own net.

The Semi-final was always going to be an easy ride for Bayern Munich as they were paired with French side, Lyon. Two goals from Gnabry and a goal from Lewandowski ….again!!, secured a safe passage to the Champions League final as Bayern beat Lyon 3-0.

The restructuring of the knockout round into just a game as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic meant this season’s Champions League was going to be every one’s to lose, but the brilliance and ruthlessness of the Bavarian meant other teams had no chance.

In an historical season; a hundred percent win in the champions league, buckets of goals, domestic titles and a scintillating Robert Lewandowski. For Bayern Munich, the European crown was just the icing on the cake.

Also Read: A Champions League Final for PSG, 1.2b Euros Later

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