Kinsgley Coman scored the only goal in the second-half of a surprisingly defensive struggle that was littered with petty fouls. Coman headed in against his former side in a rare moment of flowing attacking football. Unlike Bayern’s brilliant free scoring displays in previous rounds, the final was very much an anticlimax.
For the Germans this game was all about lifting that trophy for a sixth time and confirming their status as the team to beat in Europe.
Hansi Flick’s side have now gone thirty games unbeaten, winning twenty-one consecutively in all competitions, and becoming the first team to win every game en-route to the Champions League title.
Flick has performed wonders since taking over in November with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga and in disarray. Bayern Munich have completed a second treble in eight seasons, emulating their treble-winning side of 2012-13 coached by Jupp Heynckes.
Coman, a PSG academy product, broke the deadlock fourteen minutes after the interval which caused the contest to open up significantly. The Parisians might feel they were incorrectly denied a penalty in an incident involving Mbappe and Joshua Kimmich, but it was Bayern who held on to seal their sixth European crown.
PSG will have earned €134 million from the Champions League this season; €4 million more than winners Bayern Munich. Third biggest earners are Barcelona on €104 million whilst Benfica were down in seventeenth place on a mere €54 million.