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PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich - Sunday 23rd August, 2020 - FINAL

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Kick-off 20.00 (BST)

Venue - Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul


Route to the Final - PSG
Group A Winners
Round of 16 - Borussia Dortmund - 3-2 on aggregate
Quarter-Final - Atalanta - 2-1
Semi-Final - RB Leipzig - 3-0

Top Goalscorer - Mauro Icardi/Kylian Mbappe (5)

Route to the Final - Bayern Munich 
Group B Winners
Round of 16 - Chelsea - 7-1 on aggregate
Quarter-Final - Barcelona - 8-2
Semi-Final - Lyon - 3-0

Top Goalscorer - Robert Lewandowski (15)

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Both teams were great in the semis, Munich will win 3-2 

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Neymare and that guy who's not as good as Gnabry to miss a sitter each, Neuer to make a howler, Bayern to finish their chances with ruthless efficiency, Davis to make Mbop look like a mug and Thiago Sliver to win the transvestite section of the Paris fashion show. 4-2 Bayern. 

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Just now, Devil-Dick Willie said:

Bayern beat Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate. 

Shhhhhh

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7 minutes ago, Devil-Dick Willie said:

Bayern beat Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate. 

I fixed it

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PSG's path in these Champions League knockouts is basically Bundesliga. Dortmund, Leipzig and now Bayern.

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I rarely want Bayern to win, but now I do. 

I just thank Baby Jesus the final isn't between PSG and Manchester City/RB/Juventus

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Just saw on Twitter this great Weah goal against Bayern in 94, I think. 

Loved George Weah as a kid.

Those PSG sides from the 90s were really good. From 93 to 97, they've reached 5 straight european semifinals. 

 

 

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Speaking of twitter, I'm seeing some wild stuff about Neymar being the best Brazilian footballer since Pelé @El Profesor

It's odd that all this praise comes after a CL campaign that is not all that by PSG. They were clear favourites in every game they've disputed and it's far from being a case of "Neymar took PSG to a CL final". I'm not arguing he didn't have a very good season, I just don't see the massive accomplishment here that grants him the upper hand in comparisons to his countrymen of the past, especially the 2002 WC winning class that seems to be mentioned a lot.

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2 hours ago, Machado said:

Speaking of twitter, I'm seeing some wild stuff about Neymar being the best Brazilian footballer since Pelé @El Profesor

It's odd that all this praise comes after a CL campaign that is not all that by PSG. They were clear favourites in every game they've disputed and it's far from being a case of "Neymar took PSG to a CL final". I'm not arguing he didn't have a very good season, I just don't see the massive accomplishment here that grants him the upper hand in comparisons to his countrymen of the past, especially the 2002 WC winning class that seems to be mentioned a lot.

 

This is a hot topic in Brazil. There's no consensus where to rank Neymar in the history of brazilian football. 

I don't really have an opinion, I think it's really tough to compare players from different eras.

The way I see, he has two things going for him that put him in the discussion: 1 is longevity, he's been the best Brazilian player since 2010, when he became an undisputed starter and Santos began to win major titles with him leading that team.

The other reason is social networks. I can only imagine how big of a celebrity a young Ronaldo would've been with social networks at his peak during the 90s. I mean, he was and still is a huge celebrity but his influence was limited to the technologies available at the time of his peak. And this definitely impacts the way Neymar is viewed. 

Neymar is hugely influential in Brazil and he uses social media in a really clever way to engage fans. 

 

 

 

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Hope there is a 22 man brawl on the pitch.

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19 minutes ago, CityTheBest said:

It probably will with how much of a farce this year's CL has been.

A CL final played in front of no fans with one club owned by a nation state with youtube the only free way to watch. Welcome to the future!

For someone who hates the CL so much you sure do comment about it a lot xD 

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7 hours ago, El Profesor said:

 

This is a hot topic in Brazil. There's no consensus where to rank Neymar in the history of brazilian football. 

I don't really have an opinion, I think it's really tough to compare players from different eras.

The way I see, he has two things going for him that put him in the discussion: 1 is longevity, he's been the best Brazilian player since 2010, when he became an undisputed starter and Santos began to win major titles with him leading that team.

The other reason is social networks. I can only imagine how big of a celebrity a young Ronaldo would've been with social networks at his peak during the 90s. I mean, he was and still is a huge celebrity but his influence was limited to the technologies available at the time of his peak. And this definitely impacts the way Neymar is viewed. 

Neymar is hugely influential in Brazil and he uses social media in a really clever way to engage fans. 

 

 

 

You make some very good points regarding social media, it is a medium which can really boost the reputation of a player. It provides star players with access to a much larger audience. I also agree that it is generally hard to compare players of different eras, especially when we are comparing Pele to Neymar for example. Football has changed immensely between the eras of these two players.

I think that Neymar's reputation in the past for diving and play acting hasn't endeared him to the football purists. But ability wise, he is awesome to watch with his superb dribbling and influence on the teams he plays for, a wonder to behold. He might not  be the best ever Brazilian player, as Pele and Ronaldo might have something to say about that. But he is certainly up there among the top 5 best Brazilian footballers ever, I would say.

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2 hours ago, CityTheBest said:

It probably will with how much of a farce this year's CL has been.

A CL final played in front of no fans with one club owned by a nation state with youtube the only free way to watch. Welcome to the future!

[Insert Baby crying gif}

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2 minutes ago, Pyfish said:

Bayern to win 8-2.

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I was just thinking about it but what an awesome career Thomas Müller has had. Quite the trophy haul for the guy.

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3 hours ago, CityTheBest said:

It probably will with how much of a farce this year's CL has been.

A CL final played in front of no fans with one club owned by a nation state with youtube the only free way to watch. Welcome to the future!

You need to try harder. It’s just boring now.

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I would love PSG to win because it'd lower the population of Europe of several million with rage induced heart failure.

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Di Maria and Gnabry both to score a brace 

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This game will decide if Mbappe stays on in France. 

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I really hope Verratti is fit to start. He's an incredible player, exactly the kind of player you want to see in a Champions League final. PSG aren't the same without him.

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I'm under the imression that many English football fans have trouble following the CL once the English have been knocked out.

But don't worry! I'll make yourselves feel right at home by making unsavory references to events that occured in wars a hundred years ago, mentioning Blitzkrieg stories, the whole nine yards....

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12 minutes ago, God is Haaland said:

I'm under the imression that many English football fans have trouble following the CL once the English have been knocked out.

But don't worry! I'll make yourselves feel right at home by making unsavory references to events that occured in wars a hundred years ago, mentioning Blitzkrieg stories, the whole nine yards....

Who has done that on here?

Also, quite a lot of interest from fans of English clubs in the semis where no English team was in it :what:

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