The Estadio da Luz is hosting the Champions League Final 2019-20 on Sunday when Paris Saint-Germain will be hosting Bayern Munich, PSG will play the final first time while Bayern are the five-time winners.
These sides have easily won 3-0 over RB Leipzig and Lyon respectively in their semi-final matches and are now competing to be crowned champions of the European football world – a feat that would complete a remarkable treble for either club after both won their respective domestic competitions.
Leipzig couldn’t put a hand on PSG but although Bayern finished winner over Lyon in with the same scoreline in their game, the German club leaned far more on the inefficiency of their opponent who were struggling to defend their goal.
Thomas Tüchel, who had a tough job in hand after the misleading team departure to Manchester United in last year’s last 16, will lead PSG into their first ever Champions League final. In recent seasons, European disappointment has hit the Parisians, following their domestic supremacy that saw them win 7 of the last eight titles in the League 1 and chase four trophies this season.
A 3-0 win in the successful final over RB Leipzig has demonstrated a new matureness in Europe. Neymar has become PSG ‘s leading knockout star, and in previous times he benefited from Ángel Di María’s form and Kylian Mbappé’s return to action. Following many setbacks this year the Brazilian will pay a great deal of his world record transfer if he is able to perform well in European competition. And if he performs, the 50th anniversary season of PSG will be a good finish.
Bayern secured the eighth German Liga title this season in June, but it’s in Europe that the winners of the 10 Champions League games were most inspired by this season. During those ten games, they scored an amazing 42 goals to earn themselves the highest-per-game goals in the competition history. 15 of those goals were scored in the In last 3 matches against Chelsea and Barcelona.
Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, who scored 15 and 9, respectively, were their two most serious goal threats in the Champions League. Unbelievably, entire PSG squad has scored 1 goal more than goals combined of both Lewandowski and Gnabry.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Team News
With this clash, both teams will be equipped with all of their famous names that make it into a star-studded showcase in Lisbon.
There are some questions about injury on both sides, however, and despite Bayern’s goal records, PSG will be hoping that their first choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas will be available for the big grand finale.
The Costa Rican sustained a thigh injury to Atalanta and subsequently missed the semi-final. If he won’t be available again, Sergio Rico will stand between the sticks.
In the training session Idrissa Gueye had some trouble with an injury and so Veratti’s most likely partners are Marquinhos and Lucas Paredes.
Bayern, meanwhile, hopes they can pick an unchanged team from its semi-final match, but without Jerome Boateng, who took the knock in that match and forced him off halfway through.
But Boateng will have every chance to display fitness before the game, Flick has alternatives in hand-namely Niklas Sule, Lucas Hernanadez and Javi Martinez.
PSG Possible Lineup
Navas, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe
Bayern Munich Possible Lineup
Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Goretzka, Thiago, Perisic, Muller, Gnabry, Lewandowski
Bayern Munich vs PSG Prediction
Predicting this type of is always a difficult task. But, we pick PSG to win over Bayern Munich with a scoreline of 3-2 in favour of the Parisians. Bayern are in goal scoring form but looking at their head-to-head battle, it’s PSG who are winning. In 8 head-to-head games between the clubs, PSG won 5 times while Bayern won only 3 times.