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Paris vs Bayern Champions League final preview

Meet the teams

Paris
UEFA ranking: 7
This season: P10 W8 D1 L1 F25 A5
How they got here: Group A winners, 3-2agg Dortmund (R16), 2-1 Atalanta (QF), 3-0 Leipzig (SF)
Last five games: WWDWW
Top scorer: Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappé (5)
Last season: round of 16
European Cup best: final (2019/20)

Bayern
UEFA ranking: 2
This season: P10 W10 D0 L0 F42 A8
How they got here: Group B winners, 7-1agg Chelsea (R16), 8-2 Barcelona (QF), 3-0 Lyon (SF)
Last five games: WWWWW
Top scorer: Robert Lewandowski (15)
Last season: quarter-finals
European Cup best: winners x5 (most recently 2012/13)

Possible line-ups

Volume 0% Great Neymar, Mbappé, Di María Paris combinations

Paris: Rico; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di María, Neymar, Mbappé
Doubtful: Gueye (muscular), Kurzawa (thigh), Navas (thigh)

Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Perišić, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Doubtful: Boateng (muscular)

Previous meetings

All eight of Paris and Bayern’s previous meetings in European competition have come in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Paris: W5 D0 L3 F12 A11
Bayern: W3 D0 L5 F11 A12

Head to Head

05/12/17: Bayern 3-1 Paris (Lewandowski 8, Tolisso 37, 69; Mbappé 50)
27/09/17: Paris 3-0 Bayern (Dani Alves 2, Cavani 31, Neymar 63)
18/10/00: Bayern 2-0 Paris (Salihamidžić 3, Paulo Sérgio 89)
26/09/00: Paris 1-0 Bayern (Laurent Leroy 90)
05/11/97: Paris 3-1 Bayern (Gava 17, Maurice 73, Leroy 75; Babbel 28)
22/10/97: Bayern 5-1 Paris (Elber 4, 73, Jancker 21, 47, Helmer 51; Simone 48)
23/11/94: Bayern 0-1 Paris (Weah 80)
14/09/94: Paris 2-0 Bayern (Weah 39, Bravo 80)

Final pedigree

• Paris are the 41st club to appear in the European Cup final; they would become the 23rd to win it. They have won one of their three previous European finals:

1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 0-1 vs Barcelona
1996 UEFA Super Cup: 2-9 agg vs Juventus (1-6 h, 1-3 a)
1996 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1-0 vs Rapid Wien

• Bayern are seeking to join Liverpool on six European Cup wins and become the joint-third most successful club in the competition’s history behind Real Madrid (13 titles) and AC Milan (7).

2013: 2-1 vs Borussia Dortmund (Wembley)
2012: 1-1 vs Chelsea (3-4 on penalties), Munich
2010: 0-2 vs Internazionale Milano, Madrid
2001: 1-1 vs Valencia (5-4 penalties), Milan
1999: 1-2 vs Manchester United, Barcelona
1987: 1-2 vs Porto, Vienna
1982: 0-1 vs Aston Villa, Rotterdam
1976: 1-0 vs St-Étienne, Glasgow
1975: 2-0 vs Leeds, Paris
1974: 4-0 vs Atlético, Brussels (replay after 1-1 draw)

• Bayern also won the 1967 European Cup Winners’ Cup and 1996 UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup in 2013.

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