Paris Saint-Germain created the more potent of chances and it was their sterility that ultimately undid their Champions League aspirations.
How often is it that your youth team graduates come back to haunt you? Fernando Morientes famously did it to Real Madrid. The Spaniard now has company in Kingsley Coman.
Paris Saint-Germain academy graduate was the star of the night, scoring the only goal of the game for Bayern Munich. At the other end of the pitch, Manuel Neuer put up a goalkeeping clinic to display why he is the best goalkeeper in the world.
The duo will steal the headlines but it was an exhausting display of perfection from Bayern Munich that gave them their sixth Champions League title.
The Bavarians enjoyed possession but were kept at bay by the Parisian outfit. The defense remained compact and did not allow the German side the fluidity they craved.
It was the French giants who carved better opportunities, especially in the first half. But they could not make anything of them.
Choupo-Moting, Neymar, and Mbappe should have gotten on the scoreboard but could not get past Neuer. Neymar and Mbappe should have put the game to bed long before Coman hit the back of the net. But it was not to be.
Coman gave frights to PSG midfield at defence all night. He started in place of Ivan Perisic and showed by Hansi Flick had placed his trust in him. The 24-year-old hit the back of the net but the credit lays squarely in Joshua Kimmich’s feet.
The versatile German who is excellent at everything that he does, provided the assist for Coman’s goal. Looking at a wall of Paris defenders, Kimmich looped the ball in the air. It found an unmarked Coman, whose header made it across the line.
Paris rallied and tried to attack but their efforts were thwarted again and again. Thomas Tuchel sent in Choupo-Moting ahead of Mauro Icardi and it hurt their chances.
Italian referee, Daniele Orsato blew for the final time soon enough. Both sets of players sunk into the ground. There was jubilation and despairs, there were tears and smiles all around. Such is the nature of finals.