Bayern were the first side to win the competition with a 100% record after scoring an 11th consecutive victory against PSG at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.
Bayern Munich had a ‘sense of invincibility’
Joshua Kimmich has confessed that Bayern Munich had a “sense of invincibility” during Sunday’s Champions League final in Lisbon. Bayern were the first side to win the competition with a 100% record after scoring an 11th consecutive victory against PSG at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz. Hansi Flick’s team scored 18 goals in total in knockout victories over Chelsea, Barcelona, and Lyon, but the Ligue 1 champions provided a much tougher test in the showpiece event. PSG squandered several blame openings in the first 45 minutes, while Robert Lewandowski came closest to Bayern Munich when he hit the woodwork with a poacher after a masterful spin in the box. Thomas Tuchel’s men continued to try to soak up the pressure and beat their opponents at half-time early in the second period. Still, the Bundesliga outfit was eventually able to make their dominance of possession count just before the hour mark.
Bavarians treble trophy
Kimmich helped Kingsley Coman to beat Keylor Navas in the PSG net with a well-spaced header sparking wild celebration scenes among Bayern’s players and staff. The game ultimately ended 1-0 when Flick delivered the sixth European Cup to the Allianz Arena to add to the Bundesliga title and the DFB Cup his side had already won in 2019-20. Kimmich acknowledged the fact that Bayern were not among their free best against PSG but also acknowledged that the team was always self-assured of success after their exceptional run to the final. “It is an important day of my career. I can’t describe what it means to be on the court with a team like this,” Kimmich told the club’s official website.
“Winning a title like this with the brothers is the best you can achieve. Hansi Flick gave us an excellent feeling in the camp and gave us a lot of confidence. Each victory gave us more and more belief. When you make mistakes, someone else makes up for them. “We also made mistakes, but we had a minor feeling of invincibility. I think Bayern deserved to win this competition”. Bayern forward Thomas Müller added, on becoming a two-time Champions League winner: “It feels incredible. Bayern were on a journey, we came relatively far from what we felt in the fall, and then we went for a run, which was sensational. We deserved that feeling, as well. We have a team spirit – the boys are ready to work. It wasn’t our best match, but we hung there, and now we’re at the top.”