Bayern Munich is heading for UEFA Champions League 2020 finals after defeating everyone. They have proved that they are one of the best clubs in Europe. The team has won every match in the UCL this season and are looking in their best form ever since Ribery and Robben left. They also won the Bundesliga and are looking forward to winning the European Championship. Bayern Munich is a great team with many talented players like their goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, and the list just goes on.
Robert Lewandowski is even being called LewanGOALski recently as he does not stop scoring goals. He has scored in all the 9 matches in the UCL this season. He has his record total of 15 goals in 9 matches. It is also being said that he has played better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this season. Bayern’s UCL moment this season was their win against Barcelona. They totally thrashed Barcelona with a score of 8-2. This may have given a lot of confidence to the team.
On 19th August 2020, Bayern played against Olympique Lyonnais in the tournament’s second semi-finals. Lyon was also in a great form this season and they had knocked out Manchester City in the quarter-finals. It was time for the semi-finals clash between the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 giants. As soon as the match began, Lyon looked unstoppable. They were attacking as if it was their last game. Bayern Munich did not look like they were able to handle the pressure. For the first 17 minutes of the game, Lyon looked unstoppable. They created many chances but unfortunately, they were not able to convert those chances. Memphis Depay once even dribbled past Manuel Neuer but somehow managed to miss the target. Those 17 minutes, Lyon totally owned the game with many attempts. But unfortunately, those were the only 17 minutes of the game that Lyon gave their best.
UEFA Champions League 2020 Finals – Bayern Munich
After a fantastic goal by Serge Gnabry in the 18th minute, Lyon lost their form. That goal from Gnabry was Bayern’s first attempt of the game. Lyon knew that they had to score one or more goals somehow or they will be out of the league after coming so far. Lyon tried to pressure Bayern but that did not work. Bayern ended up scoring another goal even before half time at the 33rd minute of the game. A cross from Perisic that reached Lewandowski but he could not score even after a sliding attempt, but the ball eventually deflected and came onto Gnabry’s foot who scored his second goal of the game. The score was 2-0 at halftime.
It looked like Lyon had already lost hope at the early stages of the second half but they did pulled it together and went all or nothing against the Bavarians. They started creating chances again but were not successful in converting them. Bayern was defending very well not letting Lyon score a goal. The match almost came to an end when Robert Lewandowski scored his 15th goal of this UCL season with a beautiful header. At full time, the score was 3-0. Both the teams played very well but Bayern did a better job in converting their chances.
Everybody has great respect for Lyon as they did have some very hard matches on their way and still managed to reach the semi-finals. Bayern was definitely deserving and will now face PSG in the finals of the UEFA Champions League 2020. It will surely be an interesting match and totally worth watching. We will soon come to know who will be the European Champion. Until then, stay tuned and stay safe.