2020 UEFA Champions League Final

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2020 UEFA Champions League Final
Event2019–20 UEFA Champions League
Date23 August 2020 (2020-08-23)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
Man of the MatchKingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)[1]
RefereeDaniele Orsato (Italy)[2]
Attendance0[3][note 1]
WeatherClear night
25 °C (77 °F)
53% humidity[4]
2019
2021

The 2020 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. It was played on 23 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. The match was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. Originally, it had been scheduled to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 May 2020.[5] On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Lisbon as part of a "final-eight tournament" consisting of single-match knockout ties played in two stadiums across the city.[6]

Teams[change | change source]

In the following table, finals until 1992 were in the European Cup era, since 1993 were in the UEFA Champions League era.

Team Previous final appearances (bold indicates winners)
France Paris Saint-Germain None
Germany Bayern Munich 10 (1974, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013)

Venues[change | change source]

The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon hosted the final.

The final was originally scheduled to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 May 2020.[7] However, UEFA announced on 23 March 2020 that the final was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Lisbon as part of a "final-eight tournament" consisting of single-match knockout ties played in two stadiums across the city.[6]

The UEFA Executive Committee chose the Estádio da Luz, officially known as the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, in Lisbon as the final venue at their meeting on 17 June 2020.[6]

The home stadium of Benfica since 2003, it was rebuilt to host five matches of UEFA Euro 2004, including the final. Before its demolition in 2003, to make way for the new 65,000-capacity ground, the original Estádio da Luz hosted the 1992 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, where Werder Bremen beat Monaco 2–0, and the second leg of the 1983 UEFA Cup Final, where Anderlecht secured a 1–1 draw with Benfica to lift the trophy.[8]

Lisbon had also hosted a European Cup final in 1967, when Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 at the Estádio Nacional. Lisbon also hosted the 2005 UEFA Cup Final at the Estádio José Alvalade, home of Benfica's local rivals and finalists Sporting CP, who lost 3–1 to CSKA Moscow.[8]

Background[change | change source]

Paris Saint-Germain reached their first Champions League final. They entered the final having played 110 matches in the European Cup and Champions League, the most for a final debutant, surpassing Arsenal's record of 90 matches prior to their final appearance in 2006.[9]

Bayern Munich reached their eleventh Champions League final, tying Milan for the second-most finals behind Real Madrid's 16. Recently, they appeared in the 2013 final, in which they won 2–1 against Borussia Dortmund for their fifth title.

Road to the final[change | change source]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away; N: neutral).

France Paris Saint-Germain Round Germany Bayern Munich
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Spain Real Madrid 3–0 (H) Matchday 1 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 3–0 (H)
Turkey Galatasaray 1–0 (A) Matchday 2 England Tottenham Hotspur 7–2 (A)
Belgium Club Brugge 5–0 (A) Matchday 3 Greece Olympiacos 3–2 (A)
Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 (H) Matchday 4 Greece Olympiacos 2–0 (H)
Spain Real Madrid 2–2 (A) Matchday 5 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6–0 (A)
Turkey Galatasaray 5–0 (H) Matchday 6 England Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 (H)
Group A winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 16
2 Spain Real Madrid 6 11
3 Belgium Club Brugge 6 3
4 Turkey Galatasaray 6 2
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group B winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Germany Bayern Munich 6 18
2 England Tottenham Hotspur 6 10
3 Greece Olympiacos 6 4
4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 6 3
Source: UEFA
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–2 1–2 (A) 2–0 (H) Round of 16 England Chelsea 7–1 3–0 (A) 4–1 (H)
Italy Atalanta 2–1 (N) Quarter-finals Spain Barcelona 8–2 (N)
Germany RB Leipzig 3–0 (N) Semi-finals France Lyon 3–0 (N)

Pre-match[change | change source]

Italian Daniele Orsato was the referee for the final.

Identity[change | change source]

The original identity of the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final was unveiled at the group stage draw on 29 August 2019.[10]

Ambassador[change | change source]

The ambassador for the original Istanbul final was Hamit Altıntop,[11] who finished as runner-up in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich as well as winning the 2003 and 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cups with Schalke 04.

Officials[change | change source]

On 20 August 2020, UEFA named Italian Daniele Orsato as the referee for the final. He was joined with Lorenzo Manganelli and Alessandro Giallatini as assistant referees, Massimiliano Irrati as the video assistant referee and Marco Guida as the assistant VAR official. The fourth official was Ovidiu Hațegan, while Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar and Alejandro Hernández Hernández served as the offside and support VAR officials, respectively.[2]

Team selection[change | change source]

Each team made one change to their starting line-up following the semi-finals. After recovering from injury, Keylor Navas started in place of Sergio Rico. For Bayern Munich, Hans-Dieter Flick decided to replace Ivan Perišić, and Kingsley Coman on the left wing. Jérôme Boateng was also fit to start for Bayern, having suffered a minor injury in the semi-final which required him to be substituted off at half-time.[12]

Match[change | change source]

Details[change | change source]

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held on 10 July 2020 (after the quarter-final and semi-final draws), at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[13]

Paris Saint-Germain France0–1Germany Bayern Munich
Report
Paris Saint-Germain[4]
Bayern Munich[4]
GK 1 Costa Rica Keylor Navas
RB 4 Germany Thilo Kehrer
CB 2 Brazil Thiago Silva (c) Yellow card 83'
CB 3 France Presnel Kimpembe
LB 14 Spain Juan Bernat Substituted off 80'
CM 21 Spain Ander Herrera Substituted off 72'
CM 5 Brazil Marquinhos
CM 8 Argentina Leandro Paredes Yellow card 52' Substituted off 65'
RF 11 Argentina Ángel Di María Substituted off 80'
CF 7 France Kylian Mbappé
LF 10 Brazil Neymar Yellow card 81'
Substitutes:
GK 16 Spain Sergio Rico
GK 30 Poland Marcin Bułka
DF 20 France Layvin Kurzawa Yellow card 86' Substituted in 80'
DF 22 France Abdou Diallo
DF 25 Netherlands Mitchel Bakker
DF 31 France Colin Dagba
MF 6 Italy Marco Verratti Substituted in 65'
MF 19 Spain Pablo Sarabia
MF 23 Germany Julian Draxler Substituted in 72'
MF 27 Senegal Idrissa Gueye
FW 17 Cameroon Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Substituted in 80'
FW 18 Argentina Mauro Icardi
Manager:
Germany Thomas Tuchel
Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich 2020-08-23.svg
GK 1 Germany Manuel Neuer (c)
RB 32 Germany Joshua Kimmich
CB 17 Germany Jérôme Boateng Substituted off 25'
CB 27 Austria David Alaba
LB 19 Canada Alphonso Davies Yellow card 28'
CM 6 Spain Thiago Substituted off 86'
CM 18 Germany Leon Goretzka
RW 22 Germany Serge Gnabry Yellow card 52' Substituted off 68'
AM 25 Germany Thomas Müller Yellow card 90+4'
LW 29 France Kingsley Coman Substituted off 68'
CF 9 Poland Robert Lewandowski
Substitutes:
GK 26 Germany Sven Ulreich
GK 39 Germany Ron-Thorben Hoffmann
DF 2 Spain Álvaro Odriozola
DF 4 Germany Niklas Süle Yellow card 56' Substituted in 25'
DF 5 France Benjamin Pavard
DF 21 France Lucas Hernandez
MF 8 Spain Javi Martínez
MF 10 Brazil Philippe Coutinho Substituted in 68'
MF 11 France Michaël Cuisance
MF 14 Croatia Ivan Perišić Substituted in 68'
MF 24 France Corentin Tolisso Substituted in 86'
FW 35 Netherlands Joshua Zirkzee
Manager:
Germany Hans-Dieter Flick

Man of the Match:
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Lorenzo Manganelli (Italy)
Alessandro Giallatini (Italy)
Fourth official:[2]
Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
Video assistant referee:[2]
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referee:[2]
Marco Guida (Italy)
Offside video assistant referee:[2]
Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (Spain)
Support video assistant referee:[2]
Alejandro Hernández Hernández (Spain)

Match rules[15]

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time[note 2]

Statistics[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Paris 0–1 Bayern: Coman strikes gold". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2020. Archived from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Referee team appointed for UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Full Time Report Final – Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Line-ups – Final – Sunday 23 August 2020" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  5. "UEFA Club Finals postponed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  7. "Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League Final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Finals in Lisbon". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014.
  9. Azzoni, Tales (18 August 2020). "PSG beats Leipzig 3–0 to reach 1st Champions League final". Associated Press. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  10. "UEFA Champions League launches 2020 Istanbul final identity". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 August 2019.
  11. "EURO 2008 spotlight: How brilliant was Turkey's Hamit Altıntop?". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020. ...Turkish Football Federation's Executive Committee members planning the UEFA Champions League 2020 final in Istanbul. Hamit is a UEFA ambassador for the city.
  12. "Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain to win Champions League". ESPN. 23 August 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  13. "UEFA Champions League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2020. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  14. "Venues for Round of 16 matches confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 July 2020. Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  15. "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League: 2019/20 Season" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 2020. Archived from the original on 21 August 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The remainder of the competition, held in August 2020, was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[14]
  2. Each team was only given three opportunities to make substitutions, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time.

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