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Where the 2020 Champions League final was won and lost

UEFA.com's reporters dissect Bayern's victory against Paris in Lisbon.

Kingsley Coman celebrates making the breakthrough
Kingsley Coman celebrates making the breakthrough UEFA via Getty Images

Kingsley Coman's 59th-minute header proved to be the difference between the sides as Bayern beat Paris in the UEFA Champions League final.

UEFA.com's Bayern reporter Jordan Maciel and Paris correspondent Chris Burke decide where it all went right, and wrong.

Champions League final: as it happened

Where the UEFA Champions League final was won, by Jordan Maciel

A brave change from Flick

Kingsley Coman's inclusion was a masterstroke
Kingsley Coman's inclusion was a masterstrokeGetty Images

After three games without changing his starting XI, Flick put his faith in former Paris winger Kingsley Coman ahead of the hitherto impressive Ivan Perišić, and the Frenchman did not disappoint. The most uncharacteristic of goals sealed a sixth European Cup success and a second treble for Bayern. It was a masterstroke of man-management that made the difference in an otherwise even game

The safest hands in Europe

Manuel Neuer pulled off two point-blank saves in the first half, denying Neymar and then Kylian Mbappé what would have been the opening goal. Then, with 20 minutes left on the clock and a 1-0 lead to protect, the Bayern captain once again saved his team when Marquinhos looked destined to equalise. A world-class performance that earned the captain the right to lift the famous 'Henkelpott' for his club.

Where the match was lost, by Chris Burke

Chances wasted

Paris players dejected at the final whistle
Paris players dejected at the final whistleUEFA via Getty Images

Paris went into the final having scored in each of their previous 34 Champions League games – equalling the record set by Real Madrid between 2011 and 2014. This is a team that so often finds a way, but their finishing deserted them at the absolutely worst time. Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Ángel Di María all spurned excellent opportunities to break the deadlock in the first half and they were ultimately made to pay.

Neymar kept quiet

The inspirational figure driving Paris forward in the quarter and semi-finals – not to mention the round of 16 win against Dortmund – Neymar was unable to wield his influence when it mattered most. Despite coming close to giving Paris the advantage in the first half, he was mostly a fringe figure as Bayern's players put him under close scrutiny. Without Neymar waving his wand, the French champions struggled for ideas after the restart.