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‘We are Bayern Munich’ – Pavard unafraid of Neymar & Mbappe threat

Benjamin Pavard, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Bayern Munich
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Benjamin Pavard insists Bayern Munich have no reason to fear PSG or their superstar forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League final.

Bayern Munich cruised to a resounding 3-0 semi-final victory over Lyon on Wednesday to seal a spot in the Champions League final, thanks to Serge Gnabry’s brace and a Robert Lewandowski header.

Hansi Flick’s side will now meet Paris Saint-Germain, who defeated fellow Bundesliga side RB Leipzig 3-0 in their own last-four tie, in Lisbon.

And Pavard, for one, is already getting excited over the prospect of facing the French giants and to win a treble in his first campaign with Bayern.

The French full-back told RMC Sport: “It’s nice, it’s a dream to play this competition and even more to play a final.

“It’s against Paris so I’m glad it’s against a French club. We knew Lyon were going to wait and block, which is what they did, but luckily they didn’t score.

“We play high so we leave space in behind as a result, but we were warned that if OL broke our line they would be dangerous.”

Bayern, who won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal earlier this season, have won their last 21 games in all competitions.

“We will retain the positive attitude” Pavard continued.

“We won and we will prepare as best we can for the final. There will be two great teams in the final but we are calm, no one scares us. We had a great season and we have to make it happen with this title. We are Bayern Munich.”

An in-form Neymar and Mbappe will likely head the PSG attack on Sunday as they look to win the club’s first Champions League title.

“They’re a very complete team, but we don’t have to be afraid of them,” said Pavard on the duo’s threat.

“We are a great team and we showed it [tonight]. We are serene. We had a big season and now we have to make it happen.”