June 13, 2024

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UCL: PSG target first title against Bayern

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The Estadio da Luz plays host to the 2019 – 20
Champions League final on Sunday as first – time
finalists Paris Saint- Germain take on five – time winners
of the competition Bayern Munich.
Both teams comfortably made it through their semi –
finals with 3 – 0 wins over RB Leipzig and Lyon
respectively and will now battle to be crowned kings of
Europe – a title which would complete an historic
treble for either club .
Bayern have been here and done it all before – only
Real Madrid can top their tally of 11 European Cup and
Champions League finals , while only Madrid , AC Milan
and Liverpool have got their hands on the trophy more
often .
It has not been all triumph and glory for the Bavarian
juggernauts , though , and they have lost as many finals
as they have won in this competition , Juventus being
the only team to have been beaten more often at this
stage .
PSG know all about despair in Europe ’ s premier club
competition ; their recent history has been littered by
high- profile failures and it remains impossible to
consider their Champions League past without
thoughts immediately going back to their Neymar –
inspired 6 – 1 defeat to Barcelona in 2016 – 17 .
Now with Neymar in their ranks and beginning to
show the decisive influence PSG have been hoping for
since his world – record move, the Ligue 1 giants have
the chance to finally banish those memories and the
hurt of seven successive seasons in which they failed to
make it past the quarter – finals .
The owners have made no secret of the fact that the
Champions League is the holy grail for them and , after
years of underachievement in the competition , it could
be written in the stars for them to pull off their
crowning glory in the club’ s 50 th anniversary year .
Success at home is almost a given now for Le Parisiens,
who have won 24 of the last 28 domestic trophies
available to them, but victory on Sunday would see
them finally join the top table of Europe ’ s elite .

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