History brings together Bayern, who have six in their windows, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who have yet to win any, in the Champions League final. A star duel in Da Luz, on the French side with Neymar at the helm in search of proclaiming himself European champion for the second time, after achieving it in 2015 with Barcelona, and Kylian Mbappé. But, despite the power of PSG’s attack, in terms of the number of goals Bayern has so far surpassed the French team by a landslide and never better said: Hansi Flick’s team scored 42 goals in this edition and Thomas’s 25 Tuchel. Both are the two teams that have achieved the most ‘targets’.
Very large is the difference between the figures of so many achieved by the top scorers of both finalists. The top scorer for Bayern and this edition of the tournament is Robert Lewandowski, with 15, and he is followed in the Bavarian team by Serge Gnabry (the hero of the semifinal against Lyon, with his double, has scored 9; then, Thomas Müller, with 4; Philippe Coutinho has 3). For PSG, the top achievers in the current Champions League are Mbappé and Mauro Icardi, with 5 each. Neymar and Ángel di María have 3 so far.
Di Maria and Lewandowski, kings of assists
As for assists, tied at the top of this Champions League are Di María and Lewandowski, both with 6. Nobody has given more goals than them. Mbappé, for his part, has got 5 assists.
In what PSG surpasses Bayern is in the number of goals conceded. The five-time European champions (who have won all 10 games played) have received 8 so far, while PSG have conceded 5. Tuchel’s men have won in 8 games, tied in one (2-2 against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu in the league) and lost in another (2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 at Borussia Dortmund’s home).
Of course, more than ever in a grand final what has happened before means little or nothing. If it will be Bayern’s sixth Champions League or PSG’s first, the world will know this Sunday at the Da Luz stadium in Lisbon