10 facts on Bayern's Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern are treble winners in 2020 - a success that is difficult to encapsulate in words. So let's let the numbers speak for themselves! Here are the ten most important facts on the Champions League victory, secured by Hansi Flick's exceptional team:
1. The perfect season
Bayern have become the first team in the history of the most important club competition in Europe to win every game of the campaign on the way to the title. With their eleventh consecutive win coming over PSG in the final (1-0), Hansi Flick's team have now also set the record for the longest consecutive winning run in the history of the Champions League.
2. The second team to win a second treble after Barcelona
FC Bayern (2013 and 2020) is now the only club aside from Barcelona (2009 and 2015) to have won the league, national cup and Champions League treble twice in a single season. With their sixth title in the European Cup/Champions League, the Munich-based club has also drawn level on terms with Liverpool FC - ahead of them now are only Real Madrid (with 13 titles) and AC Milan (seven).
3. Goal number 500 for the title
Kingsley Coman's winning goal against Paris in the final was FC Bayern's 500th goal since the Champions League was established - and what better way to celebrate such an anniversary than with the winner to secure the famous long-eared trophy.
4. Curious record set with Coman's goal
And as if Coman had not already immortalised himself with his winning goal, he also set another curious record. The 24-year-old Frenchman became the Champions League final goalscorer with the highest jersey number on his back (29) - the previous record was held by Thomas Müller, who scored whilst wearing his usual 25 against Chelsea in 2012.
King Coman crowned Bayern as Europe's champions: Click here to read all about the Frenchman's strong performance:
5. Goals, Goals, Goals
The German record champions finished the season in the UCL with 43 goals - 18 more than any other team in the competition. The runners-up in the standings, final opponents Paris Saint-Germain, scored 25 goals. The average of 3.9 goals per game scored by Bayern has never been matched by any other team in the history of the Champions League.
6. Best goalscoring duo in Champions League history
A large part of Bayern's attacking prowess has been top scorer Robert Lewandowski (15 campaign goals) and Serge Gnabry (nine), who together formed the most dangerous duo in the history of the competition. Together they scored just one goal less than PSG did across their entire squad all season in the UCL.
7. Unstoppable under Flick
This unbelievable run of results simply has no end. FC Bayern have now gone undefeated for 30 competitive matches (29 wins, one draw), and most recently the team have notched up 21 victories in a row - the latter is the current record in German professional football.
8. Flick, Ferguson, Guardiola, Heynckes & Co.
Hansi Flick has not even been in office for ten months - and already he is in a league with the biggest names in world football. After Sir Alex Ferguson (1999 with Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (2009 with FC Barcelona), José Mourinho (2010 with Inter Milan), Jupp Heynckes (2013 with FC Bayern) and Luis Enrique (2015 with FC Barcelona), he is the sixth coach to win the treble since the Champions League was introduced.
9. Next title beckons in just one month
Just 31 days after winning the Champions League, Manuel Neuer & Co. will already be looking ahead for the next title. The treble winners qualified for the UEFA Supercup by beating Paris in the final, and will face Sevilla - the current winners of the Europa League. The match with the Andalusians, who defeated Inter Milan 3-2 in the final on Friday evening in Cologne, will take place on Thursday 24 September (21.00 CEST) at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.
10. The forever young Thomas Müller
For Thomas Müller, the final against Paris Saint-Germain was already the fourth Champions League final of his career. The native Bavarian thus set the German record alongside his former team-mate Toni Kroos.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also played a vital role in the final victory: