Who will join Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the Champions League? That was the big question surrounding the match between Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday night. The two teams faced each other in the 1/2 final of the most beautiful European competitions. And finally, it is the Germans who will cross swords with PSG on Sunday night at the Luz Stadium. An enticing poster in perspective between two teams that claim each season to this supreme title.
Bayern Munich’s French are looking forward to facing PSG
After the match, the Bavarians were also asked about the upcoming clash against the Parisians. This was the case for Benjamin Pavard, who was back from injury and entered the field for a few minutes. The 2018 world champion told RMC Sport: “It’s definitely fun, it’s already a dream to play in the Champions League, a final and we have to win it. We’re playing it against Paris. I’m very happy that it’s a French club but in my head it will be the win and nothing else For sure for the French, for everyone it’s going to be a very good game, with two big teams in the final. We’re going to get ready to win against Paris on Sunday.”
Confident of himself and his team, Pavard still expects a complicated game. “It’s difficult because they have a very complete team. But so are we. We don’t have to be afraid of Paris. We know we’re a great team. We’re serene, we’re going to prepare quietly to win on Sunday. No one scares us, we are Bayern Munich. We had a very big season, we have to make it happen by winning the Champions League, that would be very nice.” Trained at Paris Saint-Germain, Kinglsey Coman is also delighted to be back at the capital club.
The final is on!
“It’s a beautiful poster. I hope we win. There will be no Paris or no Paris, my heart is 100% for Bayern (…) We’re going to press as usual. Barca like to have the ball, we pressed them. PSG like to have the ball, we’re going to press them too. We have our own philosophy of play, we don’t adapt to the opponent. We’re going to hurry. It’s going to be a great game, with a lot of big names and great players. There will be a lot of show and a lot of goals.” But it wasn’t just the French bayern Munich who talked about this upcoming final. Manuel Neuer said: “They have great players, big names. It’s two teams (Paris and Bayern) that score a lot, it will please the spectators. We’re looking forward to playing this final.”
A final that the Bavarians deserve to play for Hans-Dieter Flick. “The team deserved to reach the final. Lyon’s attack is no less strong than PSG’s. We lost too many balls and maybe didn’t defend as well as usual in the first half. We’re going to have to fix that. You also have to rest and recharge the batteries to win the title on Sunday.” One day he will meet his compatriot Thomas Tuchel. “Excellent. Thomas is doing a great job. His team is working very well. It doesn’t matter what you read here and there. He’s doing an outstanding job and I’m looking forward to seeing him in Sunday’s final.” It remains to be seen whether the German coach and Bayern Munich will still be smiling on Sunday night after the game.