German giants, Bayern Munich got through to the Champions League final following a 3-0 victory against the underdog Lyon on Wednesday in Lisbon to qualify for their eleventh European final having won all their matches in the season’s competition.
The final battle for the coveted trophy will be between Bayern Munich Vs. Paris Saint-German on Sunday night.
A first-half double from Serge Gnabry and a late header from Robert Lewandowski was the difference in the game.
It was a game of missed chances for Lyon. Early they had two great opportunities to score. One came from Memphis Depay, whose solo run ended with a shot that hit the side netting of goal, and another that came from Karl Toko Ekambi, whose heroic run into the box ended flatly with a wasted shot on target.
A mere 58 seconds after the second missed opportunity which, in a different universe, could have given the French side a 2-0 lead. Bayern got on the board with a beautiful howler from outside the box by former West Brom man Gnabry. He then followed that up a mere 15 minutes later with a poached goal off a rebounded save.
Lyon was able to get some domination on the ball in the second half, but the final 45 minutes was where the talent disparity truly showed with a lack of clinical finishing and useful passes to break through Bayern’s defence.
Bayern will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final taking place on Sunday, Aug. 23. The Champions League final will be streaming live here,
Bayern Munich 3, Lyon 0 (FINAL)
⚽Bayern: Gnabry (18′)
⚽Bayern: Gnabry (33′)
⚽Bayern: Lewandowski (88′)
FINAL: Bayern 3, Lyon 0
Bayern Munich are into the final to face PSG while Lyon head home to France and prepare for Ligue 1’s start on Sunday.