Champions League: Kingsley Coman Scored Bayern’s 500th Goal In Final Glory

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Kingsley Coman who scored the only goal in the Champions League final on Sunday was the 500th for Bayern Munich in the competition, tallying with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The winger at close range headed home a cross from Joshua Kimmich to snatch the lead in the 60th minute of their clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Prior to the goal the game had been a tightly contested affair with only few scoring opportunities  created.

 

Talking about goal scoring, the German giants are just the third team in the history of the competition to reach that mark, with Real Madrid leading the pack with 567 goals and Barcelona in second place on 517.

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The Bundesliga side have shared the goals around impressively throughout their teams over the years, but Robert Lewandowski leads the way on 51 strikes from just 62 outings, including 15 in what has been a remarkable competition for him this year.

Team-mate Thomas Muller stands second in their all-time list, having notched 46 goals over the course of his career.

Three other players in Bayern’s ranks have scored more than 20 goals, with Netherlands legend Arjen Robben having scored 25, Mario Gomez 23 and Giovani Elber 22.

Coman, meanwhile, stands on eight goals after his historic strike at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light.

Bayern are long established as one of the most storied teams in the history of European competition, having won the European Cup on five occasions.

 

Prior to Sunday’s clash with PSG, they had won the Champions League twice. After suffering heartbreak against Manchester United, who scored twice late on in the 1999-2000 final, bounced back to win the trophy a year later, then did so again in 2012-13 when they overcame Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, Robben grabbing the late winner.

Bayern have been in particularly impressive form on the continent this season, having scored 19 goals in six knockout matches, while they tallied an incredible 24 in their six league games, taking their aggregate to 43.

Among their most impressive displays have been a 7-2 win away against Tottenham and a stunning 8-2 success in the quarter-final against Barcelona.

 

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