European Club Football’s biggest tournament is now in its final phase. After months of closure and uncertainty, the UEFA Champions League final is here. Fans of football all over the world wait for the premier event every year. However, the 2020 edition of UCL is unique in more than one way. For the first time, a world-cup style knockout phase was on the table. After a delay of five months, continuity is now cheering the fans. Each match is more exciting than the previous one. Now we are facing the showdown. Here is the preview of UEFA CL Final by Bullet News Sports Desk.
Preview of the UEFA Champions League Final
Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich will face Ligue 1 champions PSG in UCL final tonight. Both teams are star-studded and boast of strong squads. Therefore, it isn’t easy to separate the two team sheets on the basis of big names. Bayern Munich will rely on the goalscoring skills of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry. On the other hand, PSG has the best young talent in the world, Kyllian Mbappe, with Neymar Jr. Let’s look at both the finalists.
UEFA Champions League Final Lineups and Analysis
Bayern will start with Robert Lewandowski at the apex of their attack. He is in his best UCL form of his career now, on a goalscoring streak with 15 goals in only nine matches. With this pace, he can overtake Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest ever scorer in the competition. Lewandowski is now unquestionably the goal machine in Europe’s elite leagues. Serge Gnabry will also feature on the right. He is the perfect partner in crime for Lewandowski. Both of them have 25 goals in the tournament, one more than the total goals of PSG. Ivan Perisic will complete the front three for Germans. Thomas Mueller will spearhead the midfield trio with Thiago and Goretzka. In the defense, we will see pacey Davies with Kimmich, Alaba, and Boateng. Finally, the reliable shot-stopper Neuer completes the Bayern XI.
PSG is also not short of attacking talent. Kyllian Mbappe’s youthful instinct has a backing of experience and skill of Neymar and Angel Di Maria. Marquinhos will be the central pivot to the midfield of Paris. Ander Herrera and Marco Veratti will feature on either side of Brazilian maestro. However, Thomas Tuchel likes to bring surprises in midfield. Therefore, we can expect some last-minute changes in the midfield trio. The back four of Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, and Kehrer remain stagnant and reliable for PSG.
Where to Watch UEFA Champions League Final
Tune in the following channels at 3:00 PM EDT to watch UEFA Champions League Final.
Austria: Sky Austria
Belgium: RTL or Q2
France: RMC Sport or TF1
Germany: Sky Deutschland
Republic of Ireland: Virgin Media
Italy: Mediaset or Sky Italia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport or Talpa TV
Portugal: Eleven Sports or TVI
Russia: Match TV
Turkey: beIN Sports
United Kingdom: BT Sport
Africa and the Middle East
South Africa: SuperSport
Rest of Africa: Canal+
Middle East: BeIN Sports
Brazil: Esporte Interativo and Facebook Live
Latin America (except Brazil): Facebook Live, Fox Sports, and ESPN
United States: CBS All Access
Asia and Pacific
Australia: Optus Sport
PR China: PP Sports and CCTV
Hong Kong: beIN Sports, iCable, PCCW, and TVB
India: Sony Ten 1
Indian Sub-Continent: Sony Ten 1
New Zealand: Sky NZ