The curtains on the 2019-20 Champions League season came to a close on Sunday with Bayern Munich clinching their sixth title following a 1-0 victory over Pairs Saint-Germain in the final.
PSG performed well in the game to initially withstand Bayern’s high press, trying to play on the counter when the opportunity presented itself however, the finishing was lacking for the League 1 Champions.
Brazilian international and PSG forward Neymar, was unable to convert his chances despite some good looks. The scoring woes for Neymar throughout the restart of the Champions League was evident as he was also unable to find the back of the net against Atalanta and RB Leipzig.
During the final, Neymar had PSG’s first real offensive opportunity after a good ball through from Mbappe, but Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was positioned well to make a save with a split leg on the attempt.
The first true chance for PSG comes from a sprinting Neymar who is denied by the heel of Neuer. pic.twitter.com/zt9veqYAep
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Neymar’s effort on goal turned out not to be enough as the match went on, despite some good movement off the ball and charging against Bayern’s defense line.
Bayern would continue to execute their game plan during the second half, with PSG unable to counter, and the German side would eventually breakthrough at the hour mark thanks to a goal from Kingsley Coman. It would ultimately be the game winner, with PSG, Mbappe, Di Maria, or Neymar unable to equalize.
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Neymar has not won a Champions League title with Paris Saint-Germain. The 28-year-old was a UCL winner at Barcelona, lifting the trophy alongside Lionel Messi in 2015.
The Brazilian striker was struck with emotion at the narrow loss and was brought to tears at the final whistle. Bayern full back, David Alaba was seen embracing Neymar in a bid to console the heartbroken forward.