Paris Saint-Germain FC take on FC Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final on Monday morning at 5am AEST.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 19, 2020
Bayern have won the title five times, while it will be Paris’ first time in the Champions League final.
Paris has never had a line-up of players that are all hitting career-best form at once.
With the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappè, this could be their best shot to take out the Champions League title.
While Bayern have managed to reach the final, they have not been as perfect defensively as their attack has been in recent games.
PSG front three will run riot throughout Bayern Munich defence if they aren’t careful.
Both squads having incredible attacking talent, this final will come down to who can defend best.
Keepers at either end will have to play their best game yet, as quick plays can turn the game upside down if they get caught flat-footed.
Bayern Munich were lucky against Lyon in the semi-final as Lyon missed their chances early as well as some brilliant quick hands by keeper Manuel Neuer.
The team that has more control and composure with the ball will come away with the win. Although no fans this is still a big final with a lot on the line for both teams.
PSG and Bayern are both fast-starting teams but whoever scores first will put the other team on the back foot and the pressure will go to another level.
The last time these two sides faced off was back in December of 2017 when Bayern won 3-1 against PSG.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 20, 2020
They have faced off only eight times in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Paris: W5 D0 L3 F12 A11
Bayern: W3 D0 L5 F11 A12
05/12/17: Bayern 3-1 Paris (Lewandowski 8, Tolisso 37, 69; Mbappé 50)
27/09/17: Paris 3-0 Bayern (Dani Alves 2, Cavani 31, Neymar 63)
18/10/00: Bayern 2-0 Paris (Salihamidžić 3, Paulo Sérgio 89)
26/09/00: Paris 1-0 Bayern (Laurent Leroy 90)
05/11/97: Paris 3-1 Bayern (Gava 17, Maurice 73, Leroy 75; Babbel 28)
22/10/97: Bayern 5-1 Paris (Elber 4, 73, Jancker 21, 47, Helmer 51; Simone 48)
23/11/94: Bayern 0-1 Paris (Weah 80)
14/09/94: Paris 2-0 Bayern (Weah 39, Bravo 80)
With some injuries to both sides, this could be their possible starting 11.
Paris: Rico; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Paredes, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di María, Mbappé, Neymar
Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Perišić, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Prediction: PSG win 3-1 to claim their maiden Champions League title.