Connect with us

Sports

Mbappe flops as Coman’s header delivers Bayern the champions league

Published

on

Kingsley Coman haunted former club Paris Saint-Germain as his second-half header guided Bayern Munich to a 1-0 victory in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The Frenchman was Bayern’s only pre-match change from the semi-final victory over Lyon and vindicated his inclusion on the hour when he headed the winner as the champions of Germany overcame their French counterparts to be crowned champions of Europe for the sixth times.

It was a moment to savour for Bayern and their manager Hansi Flick, who having been installed as interim boss in November added the trophy he came so close winning as a player in 1987 to the domestic Bundesliga and DFB Pokal clean sweep.

And Bayern’s return to the summit of European football was further underlined by the fact they became the first team to lift the Champions League having won all of their 11 matches of an historic campaign.

For Thomas Tuchel and PSG, it was agonising failure at the final hurdle as the stars brought to the club to win this very competition – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – spurned chances and failed to inspire the French champions on European football’s biggest stage.

How Bayern reigned in Europe again

The conclusion of the 2020 Champions League saw two domestic champions – of France and Germany – compete in the final for the first time since 1998, and it lived up to expectation in an engrossing, if somewhat cagey, showpiece in Lisbon.

The first chance fell to PSG on 18 minutes as Mbappe, who had two early attempts blocked, turned provider for strike-partner Neymar, but a fine Manuel Neuer double stop thwarted the Brazilian’s initial effort before his attempt to square the rebound the Angel di Maria was cut out by the Bayern captain.

Robert Lewandowski hit the post in the first half
Image:Robert Lewandowski hit the post in the first half

Bayern responded through talisman Robert Lewandowski, who brought Alphonso Davies’ cross under control in the area before swivelling brilliantly to get a shot away, only to be denied by the post after his shot into the turf evaded the scrambling dive of Keylor Navas.

Di Maria, on his unfavoured right foot, flashed a shot over at the end of a promising PSG counter before Ander Hererra, the architect of Di Maria’s earlier chance, saw a crisp, goal-bound half volley take a crucial deflection wide off Leon Goretzka after a clearance fell to the Spaniard on the edge of the area.

The chances kept surfacing at a rapid rate, with Navas drawn into a save at point-blank range on 31 minutes from Lewandowski, who improvised brilliantly to get his head on Muller’s cross after it had taken a late deflection off Presnel Kimpembe.

A flurry of activity on the stroke of half-time saw Mbappe fire a glorious chance straight at Neuer after Bayern played themselves into trouble at the back, before Bayern had strong appeals for a penalty turned down after Coman went to ground under Thilo Kehrer’s challenge.

Kingsley Coman heads Bayern Munich ahead in the Champions League final
Image:Kingsley Coman heads Bayern Munich ahead in the Champions League final 

Bayern shifted through the gears shortly before the hour and made the telling breakthrough as Joshua Kimmich’s sumptuous cross found Coman unmarked at the back post, and the former PSG winger headed home into the far corner.

Bayern were denied a quick-fire second when Coman’s inch-perfect cross was headed clear by Kimpembe before it could reach Lewandowski, and moments later Thiago Silva was forced into a goal-line clearance after Coman lashed Muller’s floated cross towards the PSG goal.

Just as Bayern looked set to run away with the final, PSG mounted a late surge that saw Marquinhos maraud into the area and force another save from Neuer, before Neymar whipped past the angle of post and bar from 20 yards.

But that was all PSG could muster as Bayern got their hands on the trophy after becoming the first club in history to win every game in a Champions League campaign.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Sports

My teammates don’t pass me the ball- Aguero

Published

on

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch miserable about his partners’ hesitance to pass the ball to him, during the last phases of their success against Borussia Monchengladbach in the champions league.

Aguero substituted Bernardo Silva in the 75th moment, with Pep Guardiola’s side previously driving 4-0 on total.

Be that as it may, the 32-year-old didn’t enroll a single shot on goal in a short time on the pitch. ESPN reports that Aguero communicated his disappointment to a mentor following the full-time whistle, saying: “No me pasan la pelota” which means “They don’t pass me the ball.”

It is accepted that Riyad Mahrez was the primary offender, as he selected to shoot whenever gave risks in and around the box in the closing targets.

The Algerian, who has been in productive structure, couldn’t track down the back of the net however, with his shots either askew or saved by Gladbach goalkeeper, Yann Sommer. Aguero has in the previous week been connected with a free transfer to Barcelona this mid year, with his agreement at City terminating toward the finish of the period.

Continue Reading

Sports

Aubemeyang responds to being dropped by arteta for tottenham clash

Published

on

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has at long last responded in the wake of being dropped to the seat by coach, Mikel Arteta, during arsenal’s premier league derby 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Arsenal crushed Jose Mourinho’s side at Emirates, on account of two goals from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette as Erik Lamela’s strike was insufficient for the guests.

Aubameyang had turned up late preceding the game, and the strict Arteta didn’t go easy on him saying:

“He was not going to start the game.“We had a disciplinary issue, we have drawn the line, and we move on.

“We have a process that we have to respect for every game, and that’s it.

“It was a decision made after evaluating everything and who Auba is and what he’s done.

“We have other players who can play.”

Responding, Aubameyang, in a post through his Instagram account, was brimming with acclaims for his partners after the match.

In a post portraying his colleagues praising, the Gabonese striker said: “North London is Red and that is it!!!” Aubameyang will presently would like to highlight for arsenal when they face Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday.

Continue Reading

Sports

Anthony joshua says he is looking past fury

Published

on

Anthony Joshua has uncovered he is ‘looking past’ Tyson Fury and accepts his rival will consider resigning after their blockbuster £200million standoff this mid year.

The two Brits are nearly agreeing to meet in the not so distant future for the undisputed heavyweight crown.

Joshua demanded that he actually has colossal desire to satisfy subsequent to confronting Fury, yet addressed whether the WBC champion will have the yearning to continue to face after their Conflict of Britain.

Road To Undisputed, Joshua said: ‘He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it doesn’t matter.

‘The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back, I love that stuff, that’s all part of it, you know that’s his job, but my job is to close the show.

‘He’s a warm-up act [with his antics], he’s there to do all that stuff but ultimately my job is to close the show and that’s all that matters.

‘For him, he said that after he fights me, maybe he fights [Derek] Chisora, then he’s ready to go off into the sunset.

‘For me, I’ve still got so much more I want to do in this boxing game, the road to undisputed (champion) is part of the journey, it’s not the end to the journey.

‘That’s why I know I will get past this fight because I’m looking past him, I want more, this isn’t where this stops.‘The fight, god willing, will be this year, I’m saying it is going to be this year, I’m going to speak into existence and I will be victorious.’

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: