Vehicles Set Ablaze In Paris After PSG’s Defeat In Champions League Final

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Fans of Paris Saint Germain were in anguish last night as vehicles were set ablaze and trashed in the French capital.


Pictures of the unrest which occurred near Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees have surfaced on internet following PSG’s bitter defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Sunday.



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Thousands of fans of the great French club had gathered near the landmark in Paris to watch the final but it ended in tears as their team went down 1-0 courtesy of Kingsley Coman’s second-half header.


Images uploaded by Getty Images displayed the immense unrest occurring after the match, with pictures of firefighters extinguishing a burning vehicle, while another car is also pictured laying on its side.

There were also a number of perpetrators throwing missiles in the Champs-Elysees, while rubbish bins were also seen burning as PSG fans marched down the famous promenade in huge numbers.

Despite the fact that France is still currently hit by the coronavirus pandemic and Paris declared a Covid-19 hot spot, fans were still gathering at both the Champs-Elysees and PSG’s home ground Parc des Princes.

PSG didn’t go down without their fighting chances in the defeat to Bayern, with Kylian Mbappe missing a glory of a chance after being teed up by Ander Herrera, while Neymar had a goal-bound drive superbly saved by Manuel Neuer.

It was former PSG academy product Coman who opened the scoring in the 59th minute, heading home a cross from Joshua Kimmich at the far post.

Thomas Tuchel, PSG Head coach expressed disappointment at the outcome of the game but proud of his players for the heart they put into the match.

“It was a real fight! I don’t know if we can see it on TV,” Tuchel said to RMC Sport. “We gave our all, we left our hearts on the field.

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“We can’t control the outcome. It’s a goal that makes the difference between two super strong teams. I’m very proud of the way we played, of our mentality. That’s all a coach can ask of his players.

“I’m disappointed, but not too disappointed. It’s a close score. I’m convinced that if we score first we win the game 1-0.”

PSG now only have six days to lick their wounds before beginning their campaign to retain the Ligue 1 title against Lens on Saturday.



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