Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Paris Saint-Germain will be aiming to clinch their first Champions League trophy when they take on Bundesliga giants Bayern Munchen at Estadio da Luz. Les Parisiens set up a meeting with the German champions by rolling over Leipzig 3-0, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Sunday’s showdown. Thomas Tuchel has a full squad to choose from for the title game, and, no doubt, all eyes will be attacking duo Mbappe – Neymar. Bayern Munchen, on the other hand, booked their place in the final by beating Olympique Lyon 3-0 at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Centre-back Jerome Boateng was replaced in the semis due to muscular problems, and he is rated doubtful for the decider. Hansi Flick’s men are eyeing their sixth Champions League (European Cup) trophy, and given their experience in European competitions, we believe that they will beat the big-spending French outfit. A man to keep an eye on in the German team will be Robert Lewandowski, who is gunning for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League record.
Highlighted Player (Kylian Mbappé):
Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a forward. The French rising star began his youth career at AS Bondy and in 2013 he moved to AS Monaco. After making 12 appearances for Monaco B, Kylian Mbappe made his debut for the senior team in 2015. Mbappe quickly established himself as a regular goalscorer, with the teenager finding the net 15 times in 29 appearances in the Ligue 1 in the 2016/2017 season.
In 2017 he moved to fellow French club PSG on loan, with the option of making the deal permanent. Kylian Mbappe scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for les Parisiens in the 2017/2018 and it has to be noted that Unai Emery’s troops eventually won the national championship.
Speaking of his international career, Mbappe played an important role for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, with the pacey rising star scoring a brace in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament. The PSG attacker was born in Paris on December 20, 1998.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.